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Introduction to Genomic Analysis Workshop Series

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Online & In-Person at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

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Course Details:

  • Sessions will take place from June 5-9 and June 12-14
  • Sessions will be held either 10am - 12pm Pacific or 9:30 - 11:30 am (see schedule for times)
  • Participants can attend in-person at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute - 950 W 28th Ave, Vancouver (see schedule for room locations) or online via videoconference
  • Course includes 7 sessions and 1 mid-series 'exam'
  • Sessions will cover:
    • An introduction to linux
    • How to use WestGrid / Compute Canada high performance computing resources
    • DNA sequencing analysis including variant calling and annotation
    • RNA-seq analysis pipelines for identifying differential expression

We will also use cutting-edge open source software frequently used by researchers in the field.

Schedule:

  • Mon, June 5 - Intro to Linux I, Basic Command Line
    10am-12pm Pacific - Room #3113, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

  • Tues, June 6 - Intro to Linux II, Interacting with the Queue
    10am-12pm Pacific - Room #3113, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

  • Wed, June 7 - Short read mapping and visualization
    9:30-11:30am Pacific - Room #3113, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

  • Thurs, June 8 - Variant calling - small variants
    10am-12pm Pacific - Room #2108, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

  • Fri, June 9 - Mid-Series Exam
    10am-12pm Pacific - Room #2108, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

  • Mon, June 12 - Variant Annotation
    10am-12pm Pacific - Room #3113, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

  • Tues, June 13 - RNA-seq read mapping
    10am-12pm Pacific - Room #3113, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

  • Wed, June 14 - RNA-seq II
    9:30-11:30am Pacific - Room #3113, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

Complete session details can be found here.

Session Format:

  • Each session's timeslot will be divided into:
    • 45 minute lecture
    • 15 minute Q&A
    • 45 minute problem set
    • 15 minute wrap-up
  • The June 9 session will be used for a mid-series 'exam'

Who Should Attend:

  • Any research faculty, grad students, or university staff interested in learning the basic steps of genomic analysis using high performance computing resources.

  • The modular setup of the workshop series allows users of any skill level to attend, from those with zero experience in the linux shell, to experienced bioinformaticians eager to learn a new tool set.

Prerequisite Requirements:

  • You need a Compute Canada / WestGrid account to participate in this session, however, a guest account can be created for you if needed. When you register for the session, please indicate if you require a guest account.

How to Participate:

  • Please aim to register by Monday, May 22. Note: you only need to register once to attend as many or as few sessions as you like.

  • Once you are registered, further instructions for the session will be emailed to you.


For more information on this session or if you have questions about the required skills or knowledge, please contact us.


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