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2011 Bioinformatics Workshop

Tue, October 18, 2011

9:00am - 12:00pm

BioMed B13

Join the Center for Computation and Visualization for a workshop on using bio-informatics applications on CCV's high-performance computing systems.

9:00-9:40 Mark Howison: "Bioinformatics Applications on Oscar"


I will give an overview of the various bioinformatics applications available on Oscar, CCV's compute cluster. Then I will demonstrate how to run these programs through the Oscar batch system, using BLAST, mpiBLAST, bowtie, and RAxML as specific examples.

9:40-10:15 Christoph Schorl: "The role of the Genomics Core Facility in Next Generation Sequencing"


10:15-10:30 [Coffee Break]

10:30-11:30 Casey Dunn: "Practical Computing for Biologists"


I'll be doing some exercises from the book I wrote with Steve Haddock, Practical Computing for Biologists. To follow along, you will need to have a text editor that supports regular expressions (sometimes called grep). Recommended editors include:

  • TextWrangler for OS X
  • JEdit for Linux and Windows (Requires that a Java runtime environment also be installed)
  • NotePad++ for Windows

11:30-12:00 Lingsheng Dong: "Chip-Seq and RNA-Seq"