Biostatistical Basics

Sarah Kaspar   2021-06-01   Comments Off on Biostatistical Basics

Date(s) - 2021-06-01 - 2021-06-11
10:00 CEST - 13:00 CEST



The course will take place on four mornings:

  • Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 CET
  • Friday, 4 June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 CET
  • Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 CET
  • Thursday, 10 June 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 CET

Each day consists of a lecture, a practical demonstration in R and a set of exercises.


This course teaches basic statistical concepts that will immediately help you to better understand your data, and which are also the foundation for many advanced topics.

  • Data exploration and visualization in R
  • What are common statistical distributions of biological data?
  • What distribution do my data follow?
  • How do statistical tests work in general?
  • Tests for comparing two groups
  • Contingency tables
  • How can we measure association of two variables?


  • Pre-installed R and R-Studio


The course is offered by EMBL Heidelberg and will be held online.


To avoid Zoom-fatigue, we’ll do our best to keep the lectures short and give more time for exercises.

We will be working in R, but we will not learn – nor require – advanced programming. The focus of the course is on the statistical concepts. Please help us to adapt the content to your pre-knowledge by answering the questions in the booking form.

Researchers from all EMBL sites are welcome to participate.


  • Sarah Kaspar, Centre for Statistical Data Analysis, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany.


Bookings are closed for this event.