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Tue 20 Sep - Wed 21 Sep 2016
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Venue: Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture Theatre

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators
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Tue 20 Sep - Wed 21 Sep 2016

Description

The aim of this workshop is to introduce principal investigators to the challenges of working with biological data, to provide guidance on how to manage such data and to encourage the development of bioinformatics skills in their team.

A timetable for this workshop can be found here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to Book or register Interest by linking here.

Target audience
  • Principal Investigators from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions, who are using or planning to use bioinformatics in their research
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Sessions

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Tue 20 Sep 2016   09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture Theatre map Prof. Anne Ferguson-Smith,  Nicholas Luscombe,  John Marioni,  Niklas Blomberg,  Simon Andrews,  Matthew Eldridge
2 Wed 21 Sep 2016   09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture Theatre map Helen Parkinson,  I. Medina-Castello,  Oliver Stegle,  Sarah Morgan,  Marta Teperek
Topics covered

Bioinformatics

Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • Define the potential and pitfalls of bioinformatics use in your research
  • Identify your team needs in terms of bioinformatics use and support
  • Develop an appropriate strategy for data management
  • Support the development of bioinformatics skills within your team
Format

Presentations, demonstrations

Timetable

Day 1 Topics
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome
9:10 - 10:00 Data challenges in the life-sciences
10:00 - 10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Using bioinformatics in research - what to do and what not to do
11:30 - 12:30 Using bioinformatics in research - the importance of planning
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch (not provided)
13:30 - 14:30 The importance of managing data quality and content
14:30 - 15:30 What computational resources do you need to access?
15:30 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00 Bioinformatics workflow example 1 - RNA-seq
17:00 - 19:00 Wrap up followed by drink reception
Day 2
9:30 - 10:30 Describing your data - standards and ontologies
10:30 - 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Bioinformatics workflow example 2 - variant calling
12:00 - 13:00 Data integration - challenges and promises
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (not provided)
14:00 - 15:30 Planning your data management
15:30 - 15:45 Tea/Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:30 Building your team competencies - what does your team need and how does your team gain them?
16:30 - 17:00 Final discussion
Registration fees
  • Free for University of Cambridge students
  • £ 50/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • £ 50/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 100/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here
Duration

Two full day sessions

Frequency

Once a year

Theme
Specialized Training

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