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What will be covered? … This workshop will focus on the design and analysis of two powerful experimental paradigms: RNA-Seq for expression profiling, and ChIP-Seq to assess genomic DNA binding sites. We will use Illumina data for hands-on exercises, and perform analyses using the popular Galaxy platform ( running on the Amazon Cloud (

What will I learn? This workshop will prepare you to work independently on basic RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq analyses, using your own Galaxy or publicly available Galaxy installations for on-demand computation.

Who should attend? Prior workshop participants have included faculty, postdocs, grad students, staff, and industry researchers.

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

What do I need to bring? … A laptop running Chrome or Firefox, with a recent version of Java installed. We can help with setup early on in the workshop. If your department does not allow you to install software on the laptop you’ll be bringing, please contact us ahead of time.

Can I bring my own data? … Yes, you can BYOD! We will be providing small experimental datasets for use during the workshop, but you are welcome to work on your own data as well. If you plan to upload large datasets, please contact us ahead of time.

Attendance is limited to 24 participants in order to foster an effective learning environment and ensure sufficient one-on-one attention. Course tuition is $1,200 for academic, government or non-profit participants and $1,500 for other participants. Amazon has kindly provided grants of $100 per participant for Amazon Web Services accounts. This will allow you to perform analysis during and after the course using Amazon’s resources, without purchasing your own high performance computing servers!

The workshop will be held on the UC Davis campus and will run from 9am to 5pm on the dates indicated. Registration fees include light breakfast, lunch, and snacks, but do not include dinner, lodging or parking fees.

Registration is currently full, but you may add yourself to the waitlist. If we receive any cancellations, registration invitations will be sent out in the order that waitlist requests were received.