A training workshop will be held at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) at Hinxton, UK, as part of the INFRAVEC project. The goal of the workshop is to present a brief overview of INFRAVEC and offer a training and data analysis opportunity to external users. The workshop will focus on the use of tools and resources for the exploration of vector genomics, especially the exploration of high-throughput data sets. Areas of focus include transcriptome analysis, SNP detection, and the VectorBase database. This two-day event will comprise a mixture of lectures, hands-on practical sessions and an open session where users can discuss their own problems with the trainers and fellow attendees. The trainers will be experienced vector bioinfomaticians and biologists from EBI and elsewhere.
Day 1 consists of a morning of introduction and summary talks with a guest lecture about the use of high-throughput genomic data sets in vector biology and then a walk through with exercises for how to browse genome assemblies (using the VectorBase site), query data and upload/visualize your own data on the site.
Day 2 explores the gene expression and population data components followed by a lecture. The afternoon will be hands on where the participants will align next-generation sequence, visualize the results and run some simple analyses to get FPKM expression values for genes (to identify differential expression) and look at calling variations (SNP detection). The session will end with discussion on how to improve data at VectorBase (community annotation efforts) and outreach activities (where to get help, what to expect from INFRAVEC/VectorBase). Target audience
: External researchers. Prerequisites
: The workshop is organised by the INFRAVEC Project as part of its Transnational Access activities aimed at providing funding to all researchers. Eligibility criteria for the provision of "units of access" to the INFRAVEC Facilities are set by the EU Commission. Applicants must register via the INFRAVEC web site and submit a short proposal explaining their current research activities and the reasons for requesting access to the workshop. The deadline for registering and submitting proposals is 24th June 2012
Proposals will be evaluated by the Workshop Scientific Committee
before participation is granted.
Funding is provided in the form of participation to the workshop, including course material, and provision of food and accommodation (max stay: 2 nights). No cash funding is offered.Workshop Scientific Committee
: Prof. Andrea Crisanti (INFRAVEC Coordinator), Prof. Austin Burt (Imperial College), Dr. Paul Kersey (EBI), Dr. Daniel Lawson (EBI).Notes
: The workshop does not require you to bring your own computer. Course material is provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data and discuss any technical issues during the dedicated practical sessions of the workshop.Venue
: The training workshop will take place at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK (approx. 10 miles south of the city of Cambridge).
Reception can be contacted on: +44 (0)1223 494 444
Further information and tips for getting to EMBL-EBI are available on www.ebi.ac.uk/Information/Travel/travel.html
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