Friday, April 16, 2010

FW: Hands On Bioinformatics Workshop - Call For Participants

From: Vermont Genetics Network []
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 9:31 AM
Subject: Hands On Bioinformatics Workshop - Call For Participants

The Vermont Genetics Network (VGN) and the North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortoium (NECC) invite all interested researchers, from undergraduates to professors, to participate in the Skate Genome Sequence Annotation Workshop.

Learn valuable bioinformatics skills in this five day hands-on bioinformatics workshop. Participants will learn how to use common bioinformatics applications and will gain experience completing hands-on exercises with experienced researchers. The workshop is centered around annotation of the Little Skate genome, a project underway in the NECC, but the skills learned will be broadly applicable.

No previous bioinformatics experience is necessary.

This is an ALL EXPENSES PAID workshop. The Little Skate Genome Sequence project will support up to six researchers from each of five states in the NECC. Awards will cover travel, lodging, meals, registration and all workshop materials.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to meet and network with other researchers in our region. The NECC promotes and supports collaborative research projects across the north east region.


What: Five day hands on workshop covering practical bioinformatics skills applied to genome annotation
When: May 24-28, 2010
Where: Clayton Hall Conference Center, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Who: All interested researchers, from undergraduates to professors

Travel, lodging, meals and all lecture materials will be paid for all participants.

Questions: Contact<>

Apply: To apply please fill out the brief application form:

Applicants will be contacted directly upon filling out the above form.



Skate Genome Sequence Annotation Workshop Overview

The Skate Genome Sequence Annotation Jamboree is the first of three bioinformatics workshops planned to annotate the genome of the little skate, Raja erinacea. The first, one week, intensive workshop will cover all aspects of genome sequence analysis required to annotate eukaryotic genomes. The following two workshops will focus on annotating the emerging skate sequence data and will be held in Oct 2010 at MDIBL and again at University of Delaware in April 2011.

Topics for the first workshop will include:

* Sequence databases and resources

* Sequence similarity analysis

* Next generation genome sequencing

* de novo genome assembly

* Gene prediction

* Phylogenetic analysis

* Protein structure analysis

* Biomedical ontologies

* Genome annotation tools

The skills learned will apply broadly to many areas of research

Workshop organizers from the North East Bioinformatics Consortium are considering applications for up to six participants from each of the states of Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont who are students in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs or work as research professionals. Although not required, your availability to attend at least one other workshop is desired so that you can apply concepts introduced in the first workshop. Successful applicants will receive a travel award to attend the workshop that covers travel, food and lodging.

Workshops are sponsored by the IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program from the National Center of Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health.

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