Introductory human genome bioinformatics workshop

Event date :
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 09:30 to Friday, January 29, 2016 - 16:30
Location :
G08 Wallace Wurth Building
Booking deadline: 

The aim of this workshop is to introduce established and emerging bioinformatics resources to researchers studying the human genome. The workshop is specifically designed for biomedical scientists who are interested to make use and take advantage of vast resources of genomics data that is current available in the public domain. Furthermore, the workshop will cover some basic practical bioinformatics skills that will enable preliminary inspection of public datasets. The objective of the workshop is for attendees to leave with knowledge of how to begin to use publicly available bioinformatics resources for their own research.
The workshop is organised by Dr Jason Wong, head of the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics group at the Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW. This year we will have Dr Joshua Ho, author of one of the major ENCODE papers in Nature (Ho et al. (2014) Nature 512:449-452) to run a workshop on accessing ENCODE data.
Participation in this workshop is free, but registration is essential. To register, please visit ( Note that there is a limited of 30 places for the workshop.



The workshop will run over 2 days and will be divided into 4 independent sessions. The first day will be focused on basic techniques used to visualise and work with genomics data using genome browsers and Galaxy. On the second day the focus will be on gene annotation and accessing different publicly available human genomics resources.


To get the most of the workshop, attendance of all sessions is encouraged, but registrants must indicate the sessions they will attend upon registration.


All sessions will be run in computing labs G08 in the Wallace Wurth using free and browser-based software.


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