UC Davis Bioinformatics Training Program

Bioinformatics workshops presented by the University of California, Davis Bioinformatics Core

2013 Bioinformatics Short Course Dates Announced

The dates for our 2013 Bioinformatics Short Course have been announced! We are having the 2013 Bioinformatics Short Course on September 16-20, 2013 right here at the University of California, Davis in Davis, CA. This intense week-long course provides the essential background for understanding the basics of sequencing technology, exploration into next-generation sequencing, de novo sequence assembly, and SNP discovery with or without a reference genome. We will also be looking at the technology and techniques behind RNA-seq, gene expression analysis, metagenomics and functional analysis using genome browsers, as well as high performance computing techniques for dealing with big data.

That’s just the mornings! Each afternoon is comprised of intensive hands-on training to enhance understanding of algorithms and the limitations of different sequencing technologies with focus on next-generation sequencing techniques and tools. Each day will feature challenges and focus on industry-standard tools such as Galaxy, data analysis in R, Cufflinks / TopHat for transcript assembly with a genome, Velvet genome assembler, Scythe / Sickle read trimmers, qrqc / FastQC read quality control tools, and more. Access to instructors is unrestricted in this collaboration-focused learning environment and personal attention is key.

If you would like to be notified via email on additional information, including when registration opens, please send us an email. Otherwise check back with us as we get closer to the date for more information.