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DIBSI 2017 is now over!

Please see the DIBSI announce forum for announcements regarding future Data Intensive Biology Summer Institutes. You can subscribe to announcements there if you would like to receive them.

The remaining part of this page is archival and will be updated if and when we solidify plans for DIBSI 2018.

2017 Data Intensive Biology Summer Institute at UC Davis

From June 19 to July 21, 2017, we’ll be running several different computational training events at the University of California, Davis – a two-week workshop for biologists to learn basic bioinformatics and high performance computing, a week-long instructor training in how to reuse our materials, and several other focused workshops.

All of this will be taking place at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, on the main campus of UC Davis (in Davis, CA). Read more...

Everyone is welcome, from everywhere! Grad students, postdocs, faculty, staff, industry, non-profits, teachers, journalists, and grant managers may all find these workshops useful. We welcome applications from international students and regard the current policies of the United States with frustration and dismay. Read more...

Each workshop costs between $350 and $500, and on-campus room & board will be approximately $400/week for non-local attendees.

DIBSI overview

Two-week sequence analysis workshop for biologists!

The ANGUS workshop will run from June 26 to July 8th.

  • Zero-entry - no experience required or expected!
  • Hands-on training in using the UNIX command line to analyze your sequencing data.
  • Friendly, helpful instructors and TAs!
  • Summer sequencing camp - meet and talk science with great people!
  • Now in its eighth year!

Instructor training!

The instructor training workshop will run from June 19 to June 23.

  • Hands-on training in good pedagogical practice!
  • Become a certified Software/Data Carpentry instructor!
  • Learn to repurpose and remix online training materials for your own needs!

Topic specific workshops

We are running several topic-specific workshops this summer! Visit the workshops page for details or click on the image below.

Workshop bubbles

Workshops are $350/wk to attend, plus room/board if you are staying on campus.

Week 1: July 10-14

Week 2: July 17-21

Are you an undergraduate interested in a summer research experience?

We are launching a summer research program for students from groups historically underrepresented in biology. Summer interns will particpate in DIBSRP and an 8-10 week mentored research project in data biology (i.e. metagenomics, transcriptomics, etc.). More info here; if you have questions send us an e-mail at dibsrp@gmail.com.