Statistics from applications to the 2015 course on NGS analysis

Here are some statistics from this year's applications to the NGS course. Briefly, this is a two-week workshop on sequence analysis at the command line and in the cloud.

The short version is that demand remains high; note that we admit only 24 applicants, so generally < 20%...

Year Number of applications Note
2010 33  
2011 133  
2012 170  
2013 210  
2014 170 (shifted the timing to Aug)
2015 155 (same timing as 2014)

The demand is still high, although maybe starting to dip?

Status: Number Percent
1st or 2nd year graduate student 20 12.6%
3rd year+ graduate student 40 25.2%
Post-doctoral researcher 36 22.6%
Non-tenure faculty or staff 20 12.6%
Tenure-line faculty 24 15.1%
Other 19 11.9%

Lots of tenure-line faculty feel they need this training...

Primary training/background: Number Percent
Bioinformatics 11 6.9%
Biology 112 70.4%
Computer Science 3 1.9%
Physics 0 0%
Other 33 20.8%

I should look into "Other"!

--titus

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