Registration is open for the 2014 Bioinformatics Summer Workshops!
Now in it’s 7th year, the UC Davis Bioinformatics Training Program will be holding two week-long workshops this summer:
June 16-20, 2014: Using Galaxy for Analysis of High Throughput Sequence Data
Sept. 15-19, 2014: Using Command Line for Analysis of High Throughput Sequence Data
These workshops will be held on the UC Davis campus and will run from 9am to 5pm on the dates indicated.
Both workshops will cover modern high throughput sequencing
technologies, applications, and ancillary topics, including:
· Illumina HiSeq / MiSeq, and PacBio RS technologies
· Read Quality Assessment & Improvement
· Genome assembly
· SNP and indel discovery
· RNA-Seq differential expression analysis
· Experimental design
· Hardware and software considerations
· Cloud Computing
Each workshop will include a rich collection of lectures and hands-on sessions, covering both theory and tools. We will cover the basics of several high throughput sequencing technologies, but will focus on Illumina and PacBio data for hands-on exercises. Participants will explore software and protocols, create and modify workflows, and diagnose/treat problematic data.
In June, workshop exercises will be performed using the popular Galaxy platform (http://usegalaxy.org) on the Amazon Cloud
(http://aws.amazon.com/) which allows for powerful web-based data analyses. There are no prerequisites other than basic familiarity with genomic concepts.
In September, exercises will be performed using the Linux command line. Therefore, for this workshop, it is strongly recommended that participants should also have basic familiarity with the Linux/Unix (or Mac) command line.
Who Should Attend
Prior course participants have included faculty, post docs, grad students, staff, and industry researchers. Anyone with an interest in sequence analysis is welcome!
Attendance is limited to 35 participants per workshop in order to foster an effective learning environment and ensure sufficient one-on-one attention. Course tuition is $1,500 for academic or non-profit participants and $1,800 for other participants. Amazon has kindly provided grants of $100 per participant for Amazon Web Services accounts. This will allow you to perform analysis during and after the course using Amazon’s resources, without purchasing your own high performance computing servers!
To register, click on the links above or go to
training.bioinformatics.ucdavis.edu/. We now accept credit cards, as well as UC recharge accounts, for payment. Registration fees include light breakfast, lunch, and snacks, but do not include dinner, lodging or parking fees.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
· Core main telephone line: 530-752-2698
· Core email: email@example.com
See you this summer!
The UC Davis Bioinformatics Core Team