UC Davis Bioinformatics Training Program

Bioinformatics courses, boot camps and workshops presented by the University of California, Davis Bioinformatics Core


The UC Davis Bioinformatics Core is happy to announce the 2013 Bioinformatics Short Course will be held September 16-20, 2013. This is our 6th year providing the leading bioinformatics course in the industry. We invite you to join us for intensive hands-on training, enhancing understanding of algorithms and the limitations of different sequencing technologies while focusing on next-generation sequencing techniques and tools. Topics currently planned will include introduction to the basics of sequencing technology, de novo sequence assembly, SNP discovery with or without a reference genome, RNA-seq or digital gene expression, metagenomics and functional analysis using genome browsers and high performance computing techniques.

The course includes a rich collection of lectures and hands-on sessions. In morning sessions, leading experts in each field will introduce basic concepts as well as present real world practical examples. During the afternoons, students will have a chance to walk through software and protocols for handling next-generation data analysis. While biological and medical knowledge are helpful, students do not need to have prior programming skills to participate in the course.