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.