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Monday
Nov302015

De Novo Genome Assembly Workshop: Bioplatforms Australia/CSIRO

Date: 11/30/2015
Time: 12:00:00 pm
Address: University of Melbourne|Melbourne|VIC|3010|AU

The de novo assembly workshop will provide an introduction to de novo assembly, with hands on exercises followed by in-depth analysis of the key steps in the process. It will cover aspects such as quality control and pre-processing of datasets, generation and evaluation of first pass assemblies, assembly improvement and scaffolding. Practical exercises will be performed on small-scale real datasets, and will include best practices. These workshops will consist of a mixture of conceptual lectures, methodological lectures and hands on sessions, as well as group activities. The participants will gain first-hand experience and understanding on NGS assembly, working with the assistance of the training, troubleshooting small problems, and reviewing the results. These workshops have been developed in close collaboration with The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), Norwich, UK.

Learning objectives:
By the end of the course participants will be able to: To explain the process of genome assembly: apply experimental design and pipelines for the novo assembly. Perform QC, a simple genome assembly, and optimise the parameters affecting the assembly assess and validate the assembly using meaningful metrics.

Target Audience:
The de novo assembly workshops have been designed for bench scientists who have a specific interest in de novo assembly analysis pipelines. The workshop assumes that attendees have a general understanding of NGS technology. No prior experience with the command line is required, but a familiarity will be useful.

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Wednesday
Nov252015

De novo assembly workshop: Bioplatforms Australia/CSIRO

Date: 11/25/2015
Time: 12:00:00 pm
Address: University of Queensland|Brisbane|Queensland|4072|AU

The de novo assembly workshop will provide an introduction to de novo assembly, with hands on exercises followed by in-depth analysis of the key steps in the process. It will cover aspects such as quality control and pre-processing of datasets, generation and evaluation of first pass assemblies, assembly improvement and scaffolding. Practical exercises will be performed on small-scale real datasets, and will include best practices. These workshops will consist of a mixture of conceptual lectures, methodological lectures and hands on sessions, as well as group activities. The participants will gain first-hand experience and understanding on NGS assembly, working with the assistance of the training, troubleshooting small problems, and reviewing the results. These workshops have been developed in close collaboration with The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), Norwich, UK.

Learning objectives:
By the end of the course participants will be able to: To explain the process of genome assembly: apply experimental design and pipelines for the novo assembly. Perform QC, a simple genome assembly, and optimise the parameters affecting the assembly assess and validate the assembly using meaningful metrics.

Target Audience:
The de novo assembly workshops have been designed for bench scientists who have a specific interest in de novo assembly analysis pipelines. The workshop assumes that attendees have a general understanding of NGS technology. No prior experience with the command line is required, but a familiarity will be useful.

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Tuesday
Nov172015

Cancer Genomics: Bioplatforms Australia

Date: 11/17/2015
Time: 9:00:00 am
Address: Australian National University|Canberra|ACT|-|AU

The Cancer Genomics workshop aims to provide an introduction to cancer genomics analytical pipelines for single nucleotide variations (SNV), copy number variations (CNV) and structural variations (SV).

Topics that will be covered during this workshop include: experimental design, variant calling, annotation and visualisation of cancer genome data.

Learning objectives:
By the end of the course participants will be able to perform NGS alignment and manipulate the output, consider and plan experimental design, identify and generate variants (SNV, CNV, SV, Indels), interpret variants with potential clinical interest, visualise and present data.

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Wednesday
Nov112015

Introduction to Python for Biologists - QFAB

Date: 11/11/2015
Time: 9:00:00am
Address: University of Queensland, St Lucia, Multimedia training room 3.141, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, Building 80|306 Carmody Road|QLD|St Lucia|AU

This hands-on workshop will introduce the building blocks of the Python scripting environment. Participants will learn about basic programming concepts including simple and complex data types, conditionals and looping that are applicable to Python and other languages.

This workshop will prepare participants to carry out batch analysis and equip them with the knowledge to start creating automated pipelines to increase data processing power and productivity.

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Wednesday
Nov112015

Introduction to Python for Biologists - QFAB 

Date: 11/11/2015
Time: 9:00:00am
Address: University of Queensland, St Lucia, Multimedia training room 3.141, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, Building 80|306 Carmody Road|QLD|St Lucia|AU

This hands-on workshop will introduce the building blocks of the Python scripting environment. Participants will learn about basic programming concepts including simple and complex data types, conditionals and looping that are applicable to Python and other languages.

This workshop will prepare participants to carry out batch analysis and equip them with the knowledge to start creating automated pipelines to increase data processing power and productivity.

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