Registration is now live for April 2013 Bioinformatics Bootcamps!

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Good news! Registration for the UC Davis Bioinformatics Boot Camps is now open! These boot camps are happening April 9-12, 2013 at the Genome Center & Biomedical Sciences Facility, in room 5206. These laser-focused one-day courses are perfect for the student, postodoc, faculty, or industry professional looking to get up to speed quickly on the… Read more »

April 12, 2013 Boot Camp – Cloud Computing for Bioinformatics

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***Registration is full*** The Cloud Computing for Bioinformatics Bootcamp will be held April 12, 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 images, data… Read more »

April 11, 2013 Boot Camp – Introduction to RNAseq

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***Registration is full*** 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 and illustrate… Read more »

April 10, 2013 Boot Camp – Introduction to Galaxy

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by Nikhil Joshi ***Registration is 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 the Galaxy interface… Read more »

April 9, 2013 Boot Camp – Next Generation Sequencing Technology Fundamentals & Applications

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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 »

February Boot Camp Dates Swapping

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Quick update: The boot camp dates will be switching. Now the Next-Gen Fundamentals Boot Camp will be held February 4th, 2013 while the Introduction to Galaxy Boot Camp will be held February 5, 2013. The Early Bird $50 discount special is still valid on both and will remain in place until 1/25/2013 at 11:59pm Pacific… Read more »

Announcing Bioinformatics Boot Camps – One-day learning on key bioinformatics topics

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We’ve been hard at work at the Bioinformatics Core, and are pleased to announce a new style of learning for 2013: The UC Davis Bioinformatics Boot Camps. We’re offering these new 1-day workshops in addition to our already-successful 2-day Bioinformatics Training Workshops. These laser-focused one-day courses are perfect for student, lab manager, and industry professional… Read more »

Boot Camp – Introduction to Galaxy (February 5, 2013)

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by Nikhil Joshi Course 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 workshop we will teach you the fundamentals of navigating the Galaxy interface as well as… Read more »

2013 Boot Camp – Next Generation Sequencing Technology Fundamentals and Applications (February 4, 2013)

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Dawei Lin and Joe Fass Course Description Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies allow laboratories to do genome-wide research that was previously only possible at large genome centers. This course teaches keys concepts and applications of major sequencing technologies (Illumina, 454, SOLiD, Ion Torrent & PacBio) including their technology basics, sample preps, data analysis and associated… Read more »