Genome Assembly  
May 24, 31 2017

This workshop will focus on de novo genome assembly using de Bruijn graph based tools, e.g. SOAPdenovo. As this area is advancing very fast, the lectures will also cover other new technologies including single molecule sequencing and linked reads method.  The second session of the workshop will cover genome annotation (gene prediction). The gene function annotation will not be covered in this workshop but in a separate workshop. Each session will include lecture, followed by hands-on time.  Workshop attendees will need to bring your own laptop computers to the workshop. (You do not need to have a powerful laptop computer for this workshop, as the laptops would serve as terminals and the real computation will be done on the Bioinformatics Facility's servers.) There will be step-by-step instructions for each exercise, which can be done either at home or at post-lecture hands-on time. The registration fee is $100.

Bioinformatics Facility is organizing 6 workshops in the Spring 2017 - if you'd like to register for all of them at a reduced rate please go to this page.

The workshop will include practical exercises, that can be conducted on BioHPC Lab workstations especially reserved for the workshop. Our workstations run Linux operating system, so if you are going to use our machines and are new to Linux computing environment you may want to attend our free  workshops "Introduction to BioHPC Lab" and "Linux for Biologists". You can also use both workshop materials posted online to refresh your Linux skills:

Linux for Biologists Part 1   Linux for Biologists Part 2   Linux for Biologists Part 3

Access to BioHPC Lab workstations requires a Lab account. If you do not yet have an account on BioHPC Lab system, we will create one for you. Also, we will assign a machine for you to work on during and after the workshop.

The machine allocations are posted here.

Workshop Outline
Session 1 5/24/2017 3:30:00 PM 655 Rhodes Hall
Session 2 5/31/2017 3:30:00 PM 655 Rhodes Hall
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