Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

  • Bioinformatics Short Course - July 28-30, 2014

    In the summer of 2014, the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics will offer a Bioinformatics Short Course. The course will cover both general bioinformatic topics in the morning from on-campus and invited speakers and in the afternoon the sessions will focus on three bioinformatics programming platforms - UCSC, the powerful Galaxy framework and the RStudio software. A series of lectures to introduce basic concepts of these bioinformatic tools. Hands-on sessions will enable participants to analyze data from its generation to interpretation.

    Course Schedule: The course schedule can be found here and will be continually updated. 

    The morning Bioinformatics Talks will feature the following invited speakers:

    • Hu Huang, Graduate Fellow, Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology, University of Minnesota
      Introduction to Computational Metagenomics (general information)
      Predictive Modeling of the Microbiome (statistical and machine learning method focused)
    • Giuseppe Narzisi, PhD, Bioinformatics Scientist, New York Genome Center
      Towards accurate germline and somatic indel discovery with Micro-Assembly (methods focused)
      From DNA Sequencing to Genomes: the Assembly Challenge (general)

     The afternoon training sessions are scheduled as follows:

    • Monday, July 28: UCSC platform
    • Tuesday, July 29: Galaxy framework
    • Wednesday, July 30: RStudio programming

    Fees and Attendance:  The morning Bioinformatics Talks are free to attend and registration is required for all events. Afternoon sessions are hands on training sessions limited to 50 participants. Afternoon session participants are strongly encouraged to attend the morning sessions.

    *Note: Registration fee waived for IIHG members and their labs. Please send a photocopy your identification badge (ID) when submitting your registration materials to iihg@uiowa.edu.

    The PM Hands-on Trainings are priced as follows:

    • $65 for one session
    • $110 for two sessions
    • $150 for all three sessions

    Cancellation policy:  Please note that enrollment is limited. Registered participants who do not show will forfeit their course fees.

    Registration:  Click on the link below to register online.  Registration is due on or before July 18, 2014.

     

    Past Bioinformatics Short Courses

    Click on the titles to go to agenda and recordings for each course year.

    2013 Presentations: ChIP-seq Analysis Using Next Generation Sequencing

    Next Generation DNA sequencing technologies have ushered in a wave of analytical techniques which are intimidating due to their size and complexity. However, for those trained in generating and analyzing these data sets these technologies offer powerful and innovative approaches to genome-wide investigations routine.

    In the summer of 2013, the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics will offer a Bioinformatics Short Course. The course will focus on the most popular next-generation sequencing platforms - the Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq systems, in conjunction with the powerful Galaxy framework to allow investigators to import, QC, align and analyze their data. A series of lectures to introduce basic concepts of data management within Galaxy will be interwoven with practical examples of data analysis specifically tailored to ChIP-seq analysis. Hands-on sessions will enable participants to analyze data from its generation to interpretation. This class will be valuable for both those wanting to learn the basic operations within the Galaxy frame work and also for those wanting to further understand ChIP-seq analysis.

    2012 Presentations: Mutation Detection Using Massively Parallel Sequencing: From Data Generation to Variant Annotation

    Massively parallel DNA sequencing technologies have ushered in the next wave of the genomics revolution. The clinical application of these technologies will make personalized genomic medicine a reality; in the research laboratory, these technologies are making innovative approaches to genome-wide investigations routine. In the summer of 2012, the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics offered a Bioinformatics Short Course. The course focused on most popular next-generation sequencing platforms - the Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq systems. After completing this course, participants understand the design of a next generation sequencing experiment and the workflow to achieve a particular result. A series of lectures introduced basic concepts interwoven with practical examples of data generation and analysis. Hands-on sessions enabled participants to analyze data from its generation to interpretation