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"Ian Misner, Ph.D." <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 9 May 2014 13:29:43 -0400
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Subject: Summer Bioinformatic Training Workshop

The Bioinformatics Core will be teaching a “Bioinformatics Crash Course”
workshop July 21-25.

This new workshop will teach participants about the latest Next Generation
Methods, Tools, and Techniques and will cover:
NGS Sequencing Platforms (Illumina, Pac Bio, etc.)
Raw data quality control and processing
De novo genome assembly
RNA-seq differential expression analysis
Transcriptome assembly
Variant detection (SNP and indels)
Cloud Computing
Experimental Design
Linux and python training
HPC utilization and job submission

This hand-on workshop will provide training on the most common aspects of NGS
analysis and methodology. Participants should have an understating of general
biological concepts but no bioinformatics knowledge is required. The course
will begin with an introduction to the command line and using High
Performance Computer Clusters (HPCC, DeepThought2). By combining lectures
with hands-on examples participants will gain an understanding of the most
common bioinformatic workflows and tools.

Who should attend: Undergrads, Grad Students, Post-docs, and Faculty that
want to learn the basic tools and techniques involved in NGS analysis and

This workshop will be held at UMD-College Park from 9am - 4pm.

The workshop will be limited to 25 participants in order to provide the most
one-on-one training possible. This workshop is open to anyone who may be
interested please feel free to share the announcement with colleagues at
other institutions or research groups.

To register please go to

As always information about The Core’s other services and resources can be
found on the homepage (link below).

Contact Person: Ian Misner, Ph.D.
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