Introduction to R and Bioconductor

In this lecture, Nicolas Delhomme, a bioinformatician from the Furlong Group at EMBL Heidelberg, provides an introduction to R and Bioconductor, which is the software that will be used throughout the course to perform analysis of next generation sequencing data, focusing on post-alignment analysis steps.

Here he briefly describes the Bioconductor packages available for short read analysis. This is just a lightweight introduction and the packages are described more extensively in the next session.