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Digital Credentials

Description: This badge will introduce participants to methods and tools for biomedical data analysis. It will introduce basic and intermediate bioinformatics and statistical analyses for high-throughput biology, including sequencing data preprocessing and quality control, genome-wide association studies, gene expression and proteomics, epigenetics, metagenomics, and imaging data analysis. We will describe relevant methods and procedures for each context, and practice and apply code in each case. Examples will come from a variety of applications from molecular biology and biomedical research.
Pre-requisite: Foundational knowledge in statistics, R, or Python.
Assessment: Graded final project.
Academic support: Faculty and teaching assistants will be available for pre-set online office hours.
Skills gained:

  • Sequencing data preprocessing and quality control
  • Genomics data analysis
  • Genome-wide association study (GWAS) analysis
  • Gene expression and proteomics analysis
  • Network and single cell analysis
  • Epigenetic data analysis
  • Microbiome data analysis
  • Imaging and spatial data analysis

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who should apply for this badge?
Postdoctoral researchers and faculty who are interested in enhancing their skills in biomedical data analysis should apply for this badge. 

How is the class taught?
The classes are taught online through live lectures. Participation in live lecture is required.

When are the classes for this digital badge offered?
The classes are offered from mid-April to mid-June. In Spring 2023, they were offered from April 22 to June 12. We anticipate the classes will be offered around the same time in Spring 2024. Exact dates and times will be available around November 2024. 

Who can participate and what is the fee?

· $100/participant for Rutgers postdoctoral researchers, staff, and faculty.

· $400 /participant for Non-Rutgers University participants.

Does the badge expire?

· No, the badge does not expire.

Is there an enrollment limit?
Yes, the digital badge will have a limited enrollment of 12 participants.

Who should I contact for more information about this badge?
Please contact Dr. Doreen Badheka at for logistical and administrative questions. For academic questions, please contact Dr. Evan Johnson at


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