Save the Dates for Bioinformatics Training Sessions

The HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service (MBIS) is pleased to announce two sets of hands-on bioinformatics sessions this fall: CLC Genomics Workbench on October 7 and 8, and UCSC Genome Browser on December 4 and 5.                                    

clcbio CLC bio offers user friendly, cross platform software that assists researchers with a variety of data analysis needs, including CLC Genomics Workbench which is used for analyzing and visualizing next generation sequencing (NGS) data.

Robert Mervis, senior field application scientist, will provide two days of training on Tuesday, October 7, and Wednesday, October 8, in Falk Library, Classroom 2.

Day 1 will be from 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., with a 1-hour lunch break at noon. This hands-on session will be an introduction to CLC Genomics Workbench and covers basic navigation and file handling, working with tracks, working with NGS sample data, de novo assembly, read mapping and alignment, variant detection, batch jobs, and workflow automation.

Day 2 will cover RNA sequencing basics and digital gene expression analysis in the morning session. The afternoon session will examine whole exome sequencing and variant detection. Both sessions will be demonstration only due to large data sets.

To register for any or all of these sessions, click here. You can also register for CLC Genomics Workbench by visiting the HSLS CLC Genomics Web page.

UCSC Genome Browser

UCSC Genome BrowserThe UCSC Genome Browser is a Web-based tool that enables visualization of the human genome from the level of the chromosome down to the nucleotide. The browser provides computer-predicted and experimentally-validated genes that have been analyzed, annotated, and aligned with the genomes of other species, thus helping researchers to explore potential gene relationships and functions.

Robert Kuhn, genome browser associate director, will lead two training sessions on Thursday, December 4, and Friday, December 5, in Scaife Hall. The room will be announced at a later date. The morning sessions, from 9:30 a.m.–noon, will be in lecture format, with the Friday session covering more advanced topics such as high-throughput sequencing. Thursday afternoon will include informal, hands-on problem solving. Small group meetings can be scheduled for Friday afternoon.

More information will be available as the training session dates approach. If you have any questions or wish to schedule a small group meeting, please contact MBIS.

~Carrie Iwema