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August 21-25: Variant Analysis Workshop


Participants will explore experimental design, cost estimation, data generation, and processing of genomic data generated on the Illumina sequencing platform to discover and analyze variants. Topics will include mapping data to a genome, variant discovery pipelines, SNP annotation, effect prediction, structural variants, copy number variants, Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS), and Cancer datasets.

This workshop will include a rich collection of lectures and hands-on sessions, covering both theory and tools associated with command-line variant analysis. Participants will use their own laptops to learn about software and protocols, create and modify workflows, and how to diagnose/treat problematic data utilizing high performance computing services. Exercises will be performed with provided datasets, using command-line interaction.

There are no prerequisites other than familiarity with general biological concepts and an enthusiasm for learning bioinformatics data analysis.

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