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Sequencing Informatics Workshop
New York Genome Center
9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Applications due by March 31, 2017

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NYGC is pleased to offer our hands-on sequencing informatics workshop, April 24 through April 28.
Students will learn:

  • – How to log in and work on a UNIX command line
  • – How to read and understand common file formats
  • – Sequence data QC techniques
  • – Sequencing experiment design considerations
  • – Basics of sequence data alignment to a reference and variant calling
  • – Standard data visualization techniques
  • – Analysis of RNA-Seq data for expression and differential expression
  • – Structural variation calling
  • – Basics of identifying somatic variation in cancer samples
  • – Basics of data analysis and visualization in R


The course will run four full days with a mix of lectures from experts in the field and hands-on exercises. Class size will be small to provide ample opportunity for interaction with instructors. Sessions throughout the week will build on previous material. All students are expected to attend the full workshop.
Graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and core and research lab staff are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students early in their training or career who currently have projects involving next generation sequencing and limited opportunities for computational training. The course is open to all levels of experience, but students with extensive computational backgrounds may find some material too basic.


Please submit application by March 31st, 2017 for consideration: 
Sequencing Informatics Workshop

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    • Let us go on again, and plunge into the Five Points. — Charles Dickens, 1842

      Named for an early Manhattan crossroads – remembered as a rowdy but cosmopolitan gathering place, and as a nexus for progress in public health – the Five Points Lectures bring outstanding scientists from near and far, to discuss their work in technical detail* with researchers and clinicians from institutions served by NYGC, in order to strengthen our grasp of key biological questions and methods. Speakers present fresh and intriguing findings, along with thoughtful views on their respective fields, in full scientific depth. Talks last roughly 45 minutes — often framing five or so key points, in a nod to the series’ name — followed by 15 minutes of open Q&A, and 30 minutes of networking.

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