“Next-Generation Sequencing Workshop” at Cornell
Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865
FOR RELEASE: February 19, 2010
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) will be offering
computational support for the “Next-Generation Sequencing Workshop” organized
jointly by the Computational Biology Service Unit (CBSU),
the Center for Vertebrate Genomics (CVG),
and the Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics (3CPG).
The workshop is open to members of the CVG and 3CPG
The workshop will be held during six weekly sessions on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00
pm, starting March 10 and running through April 21 at Warren Hall. The emphasis
will be on practical, hands-on training in next generation sequencing
technologies and associated bioinformatics analysis.
Workshop instructors will include Qi Sun, Jaroslaw Pillardy, and Lalit Ponnala
(Computational Biology Service Unit), Peter Schweitzer (DNA Sequencing and
Genotyping Core Facility), Zhangjun Fei (Boyce Thompson Institute), Josh
Waterfall (Lis Lab), Charles Danko (Siepel Lab), and Tristan Lefebure (Stanhope
An optional practicum in which participants work through detailed exercises with
sample data sets will be available. An orientation meeting on how to use CAC
computational resources and how to open an account at CAC will be held 12:00
noon – 2:00 pm, March 4 at the Carpenter Engineering Library ACCEL classroom.
http://cbsu.tc.cornell.edu/nextgenworkshop2010.aspx for complete
workshop and registration information.
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