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R-Ladies Researchers Community Launch!! (MINORITY GENDERS ONLY)

April 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0

Chiin’s been promising our minority gender Academic Researchers this will happen for several months now, but we are FINALLY LAUNCHING this sub-community!! 

This will be both a celebration (with food & drink), a Bioinformatics talk/workshop (see below), and networking all in one, so hopefully something for everyone 🙂

Remember you must be a STEM minority gender (female/other) & an Academic Researcher (current/ex) or student to participate!!

Do sign-up here on Meetup OR Eventbrite!

Timings: talk starts at 6pm


Mentor Vicky has prepared a fantastic workshop to encourage early R users/enthusiasts of the benefits of coding – for our more advanced R-Ladies, we’d love if you’d help Mentor the newer/first-time coders during this workshop!! Once we’ve collected data (!) on the community coding experience, we can organise specific events for the appropriate technical levels 🙂

Workshop requirements

-Laptop with R & RStudio installed

-Packages: dplyr, ggplot2, ggsignif

-Data to download: https://github.com/datacarpentry/R-genomics/blob/gh-pages/data/Ecoli_metadata.csv

WiFi: ONLY eduroam will be available!! If you’re doing the workshop & don’t have eduroam access, please ensure you’ve addressed the above requirements in advance.


For the presentation, we are delighted to have Vicky Butt giving us a bioinformatics talk and workshop aimed at R beginners/intermediates, researchers/students in life sciences, and curious individuals! She will be talking about what bioinformaticians do, and how to learn bioinformatics. This will then be followed by a workshop analysing and visualising genomic data in R.

Vicky is doing a bioinformatics PhD at King’s College London studying metabolomics of microbiota. Her first degree was in Neuroscience, but then moved into computational biology and did a Masters in Systems Biology after discovering the power of programming for research. She hopes to encourage more researchers to learn to code, especially minority groups in STEM.


Mandate: as a civil service organisation we believe in the Equality Act 2010’s Public Sector Equality Duty of advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who don’t, in this case complying by explicitly promoting the currently underrepresented minority genders in STEM.


April 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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MAL B04, Birkbeck University of London
Malet St
London WC1E 7HX, GB


R-Ladies London