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Workshop: Learn more about Exome-sequencing in a one day workshop offered by the Harvard School of Public Health Bioinformatics Core (HBC), January 22, 2013.

The Harvard School of Public Health Bioinformatics Core (HBC) will be offering a one-day introductory workshop on Exome-sequencing January 22, 2013.While biological and medical knowledge are helpful, students do not need to have prior programming or “command line” experience to participate in the course. For those unfamiliar with the Galaxy platform, we will start the workshop with an optional introductory Galaxy tutorial, covering such topics as data import, filtering, combining, conversion and how to perform actions on genomic regions. After a short break we will spend the rest of our time applying this knowledge to exome-seq.

Note that this introductory Galaxy session will be identical to the session preceding our previous Galaxy-based training workshops. Those who have attended these workshops or have other prior Galaxy experience can skip the first session and join us at 11am, though all are welcome to attend.

When:  January 22nd, 2013, 9:00am-5:00pm

Where: Countway Library
10 Shattuck Street
Room 403
Boston, MA 02115

Session One: 9:00-11:00am
Introduction to Galaxy: Recommended for those who have no experience using Galaxy.

Session Two: 11:00am – 5:00pm (includes a break for lunch* and a short break in the afternoon)
Exome-seq using Galaxy: Introduces basic concepts and illustrates an end-to-end data analysis workflow through live tutorials using the Galaxy analytical  framework. At the end of this activity, participants will be able to set up their own Galaxy servers using Amazon’s EC2 environment to analyze their data, without using the command line.

* Lunch will not be provided, but there are a number of cafeterias and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

Who should attend? Harvard affiliated researchers who:

  • are generating, or hope to generate exome sequencing data
  • want to use a simple, graphical interface to analyze their results
  • want to analyze their results in a reproducible fashion

Space is limited, so please register if you would like to attend.