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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.
- 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
- Comparative Genomics
- 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.
October 2-6, 2017Register
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.
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.
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.
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:
Please send any questions to Michelle Giglio (mgiglio AT som.umaryland.edu)