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Genomic data science with the Galaxy workbench: SACNAS Pre-conference

October 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Genomic data science with the Galaxy workbench: SACNAS Pre-conference

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/genomic-data-science-with-the-galaxy-workbench-a-free-sacnas-2019-pre-conference-workshop-tickets-62533629770

There will be a full day pre-conference workshop at 2019 SACNAS that introduces participants to best practices, tools, and platforms for doing data-intensive research. This STEM focused session will familiarize students with the field of Genomic Data Science. Participants will be introduced to the field of genomics, learn about current large scale genome sequencing projects, and perform hands-on genomic data analysis. No prior computational experience is required.

Bring your laptop and your curiosity.

Workshop attendees will be introduced to practical examples of how genomic data is used in research and clinical applications, highlighting techniques, technologies, and platforms used in genomic analysis. The current state of genomic science will be discussed, with emphasis on large scale sequencing projects of NHGRI involving hundreds of thousands of individuals (CCDG, CMG, AnVIL).

Workshop participants will work with genomic data using the Galaxy workbench. Through guided hands-on exercises, attendees will learn best practices in data science using the Galaxy data integration and analysis framework, with emphasis on components that enable reproducibility, transparency, and accessibility. Participants will work through sample pipelines analyzing population level human variation (using Genome Wide Association Studies, GWAS), characterization of disease variants, and data visualization with RStudio.

Participants of this workshop will achieve an understanding of Genomic Data Science. The presentations and hands-on exercises will provide practical exposure to the field of Genomics for young scholars.

See the full workshop schedule for more.

The Galaxy Community Fund is

  1. augmenting SACNAS Travel Scholarships awards, and
  2. offering scholarships to workshop participants who are not receiving SACNAS Travel Scholarships.

The scholarships cover the first $110 of housing costs for the evening of Tuesday, October 29 (the night before the workshop). You can apply for a workshop travel scholarship when you register.

Interested? Register now as space is limited.


Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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