June 26 - July 8, 2017
This intensive two week summer course will introduce attendees with a strong biology background to the practice of analyzing high-throughput sequencing data (Illumina, PacBio, and Nanopore). The first week will introduce students to computational thinking and large-scale data analysis on UNIX platforms. The second week will focus on genome and transcriptome assembly, transcript quantitation, variant calling, and other topics.
No prior programming experience is required, although familiarity with some programming concepts will be helpful, and bravery in the face of the unknown is necessary. A year or more of graduate school in a biological science is strongly suggested. Faculty, postdocs, and research staff are more than welcome, as are researchers from industry.
Note that this year we have much more room for attendees!
A draft schedule of hours for this year is available.
We plan to run multiple workshops of 20-30 participants each.
Our goal for these two weeks is to get students to the point where they are ready to begin analyzing their own data on a computer cluster, and can work with help forums and online tutorials to advance their own skills.
Students will gain practical experience in:
You can read a blog post about the 2015 course here: http://ivory.idyll.org/blog/2015-small-batch.html
This workshop was run at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station from 2010 and 2016, with support from the USDA and NIH (see Funders). Dr. Brown is the founding course director and ran the workshop from 2010-2015; Dr. Staton (UTK) and Dr. MacManes (UNH) were the 2016 course directors.
There are now almost 200 alumni of the first 7 years!
With Dr. Brown’s move to UC Davis, the workshop has expanded to serve more learners, and to include more activities.
If you have questions, please contact us at via e-mail at email@example.com.