Bioinformatics Short Course 2013 Open for Registration

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Registration is now open for the September 2013 Bioinformatics Short Course.  Capacity will be limited to 35, and if past attendance is any indicator, you’ll want to sign up while space is still available!  Information can be found on the course page.  Stay tuned, more course details will be posted as we get closer to… Read more »

Bioinformatics Short Course 2013, September 16-20

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We are happy to announce the 2013 Bioinformatics Short Course, to be held 9am-5pm September 16-20, 2013 on the UC Davis campus in Davis, California. This will be our 6th year offering our Bioinformatics Short Course, covering Next Generation sequencing and applications, including: sequencing technologies read quality assessment & improvement genome assembly variant discovery RNA-Seq… Read more »

Taking Suggestions for Course Topics!

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Is there something you’d like to learn that isn’t yet offered by our boot camps?  We’d like your suggestions as to what you’d find useful for course topics.  Go ahead and take a minute and have your say!

Announcing the May/June series of Bioinformatics Bootcamps

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By popular demand, the Bioinformatics Core is going to be back in action teaching its popular series of bootcamps in May and June. Having just rapped up another successful series of bootcamps last week, we look forward to hosting the series again from June 18-21! Also, in an attempt to serve the Sacramento based UC… Read more »

Next Generation Sequencing Technology Fundamentals & Applications (May 10 or June 18, 2013)

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by Joe Fass ***Registration is full*** Bootcamp Description Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies allow laboratories to do genome-wide research that was previously only possible at large genome centers. This bootcamp teaches key concepts and applications of major sequencing technologies (Illumina, 454, SOLiD, Ion Torrent & PacBio) including technology basics, technology-specific error modes, experiment design considerations, common… Read more »

Introduction to Galaxy (May 24 or June 19, 2013)

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***Update 5/29:  The June 19 session is now full.*** Bootcamp Description Galaxy is a web-based front-end to a suite of bioinformatics software and tools that is completely open and free.  It gives you the ability to do accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biology research.  In this bootcamp we will teach you the fundamentals of navigating… Read more »

Introduction to RNAseq (May 31 or June 20, 2013)

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***Registration is full*** Bootcamp Description RNA-seq has emerged as a standard tool to study transcriptomes through massively parallel sequencing. The ability to generate millions of cDNA sequences makes it possible to study novel organisms as well as model organisms with unprecedented sensitivity and reproducibility. In this bootcamp, we will introduce the basic concepts of RNA-Seq… Read more »

Cloud Computing for Bioinformatics (June 21, 2013)

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***Registration is full*** Bootcamp Description The Cloud Computing for Bioinformatics Bootcamp will be held June 21, 2013. The course will cover the basics of cloud computing with a focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS) including account signup, overview of services offered focusing on those key to bioinformatics, identity and security, creation and customization of machine… Read more »

September 9-11, 2013 – RNA-seq workshop

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Workshop Description To accompany the 2nd Annual International Conference on Genomics in the Americas taking place in Sacramento September 12-13, the UC Davis Bioinformatics Core will be hosting an additional workshop to serve conference attendees.  The workshop will cover the following topics: Next Generation Sequencing Technology Fundamentals & Applications Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies allow laboratories to… Read more »