Education - Genomics Workshop

IGS Introduction to Genomics and Bioinformatics Overview

This workshop provides an introduction to the methods and tools used in genome analysis. It is designed for attendees who have fundamental knowledge of biology, but no prior genomics experience is expected or required. Topics include sequencing applications/technologies, genome annotation, comparative genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics. Hands-on exercises using popular bioinformatics tools are included for all topics covered in the course.

Included topics

  • Sequencing technologies and applications
  • Introduction to the Linux operating system
  • Introduction to Cloud-based and Virtual Machine resources
  • Sequence alignments
  • Structural annotation
  • Functional annotation: Resources and tools for query and visualization
  • Metagenomics
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Transcriptomics
  • NCBI Resources

Dates and Registration

The registration fee for this workshop is $600 for general rate, $500 for student rate. This includes breakfast and lunch for Tuesday-Friday.

The workshop has concluded, please check back for future dates

Location and Times

The course will be held on the University of Maryland Baltimore campus in the BioParkII building at 801 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD 21201 [Google map]. The workshop will be in the "Invent and Advance" conference room on the first floor to the right of the front desk.

Check-in for the workshop will be from 12:30PM-1:00PM on Monday. The workshop will run from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Monday, and then from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day for the rest of the week. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided Tuesday through Friday.

Driving Directions

Directions can be found here. Parking is available for $9.00 per day in a garage at the corner of W. Baltimore and Poppleton, this is about 1 block from our building.

Airports

The closest airport is Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Other airports in the region (1 - 1.5 hours away) are Dulles and Reagan National.

Train

Baltimore is served by Amtrak and MARC train service.

Lodging

There are several hotels within easy walking distance to our location at 801 W. Baltimore St. Here are a couple of suggestions that previous attendees have been happy with:

Holiday Inn Baltimore-Inner Harbor (Downtown)
Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center

Questions?

Please send any questions to Michelle Giglio (mgiglio AT som.umaryland.edu)