• WHAT: Genetic Variation
  • WHEN: December 4th, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
  • WHERE: Scaife Hall, Falk Library, Classroom 2
  • WHO: Ansuman Chattopahyay
  • HOW: Register here

Workshop Objective:

This is a 4-hour workshop. The morning session (10am – 12pm) provides a brief overview of human genetic variations and cancer mutations. The afternoon session (1pm – 3pm) focuses on hands-on identification of variants using HSLS-licensed CLC Genomics Workbench and introduces various genetic variation databases (dbSNP, ClinVar, OMIM, DGV, PheGenI, HGMD, Correlation Engine, COSMIC, Broad Tumor Portal, gnomAD Browser, RegulomeDb). The workshop also teaches how to use bioinformatics tools for functional analysis of mutations and covers web tools such as EBI Variant Effect Predictor and PredictSNP2.

Target Audience:

Experimental biologists seeking to identify genetic variations from Whole Exome or Whole Genome Sequencing data. The software covered in the workshop operates through a user-friendly, point-and-click graphical user Interface, so neither programming experience nor familiarity with command line interface is required.

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