2019 SUMMER SCHOOL FOR BIG DATA IN BIOLOGY
The Center for Biomedical Research Support will host the Annual Summer School for Big Data in Biology May 28-31, 2019. The summer school provides a unique hands-on opportunity to acquire valuable skills directly from experts in the field, with courses tailored towards novices or intermediate and advance users.
Each will meet for four half-days (either mornings or afternoons) for a total of twelve hours. Instructors will post lectures, datasets, exercises, and course information on a website accessible to enrolled participants. There will be no examinations, but participants may request certificates of completion. Academic credit will not be issued. Please carefully check the specified prerequisite knowledge before enrolling in a course. Payment information for courses is at the bottom of this page.
Make sure your Unix and TACC skills are up to date for the Summer School!
Many courses prefer familiarity with Unix and TACC. If you are in need of a refresher for these topics, check out the following 3-hour short courses.
Introduction to Unix: Wednesday, May 8. For course details and to register, visit: this site
Introduction to TACC: Wednesday, May 15. For course details and to register, visit: this site
Day and Time: Tue-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: PAR 101
Description: This course provides an introduction to the concepts and vocabulary of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) with an emphasis on common protocols, tools and file formats used in NGS data analysis. Subjects covered include quality assessment and manipulation of raw NGS sequences (FastQC, cutadapt), read mapping (bwa, bowtie2), the Sequence Alignment Map (SAM) format, and tools for manipulating BAM files (samtools, bedtools). Participants will gain hands-on experience using these and other NGS tools in the Linux command line environment at TACC, as well as exposure to the many bioinformatics resources TACC makes available.
Instructor: Anna Battenhouse, Associate Research Scientist and Bioinformatics Consultant, CBRS
Teaching Assistant: Claire McWhite
Instructor Bio: Anna is a research scientist in the lab of Dr. Edward Marcotte as well as leading the Biomedical Research Support Facility's mission to support the IT and computational needs of UT Austin's biological sciences community. She has extensive experience working with NGS data over the last 10 years, and develops and maintains NGS analysis pipeline scripts for UT's BioITeam. Anna received a B.A. in English Literature from Carleton College in 1978. After a long career in commercial software development Anna began her "retirement career" at UT Austin in 2007, and obtained a B.S. in Biochemistry in 2013.
Preferred or prerequisite skills: None
Computer requirement: Students must bring their own laptops. UTEID required for wireless access. Please be sure you know your UT EID when you come to class. To obtain a UTEID, go here
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