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CLC Bioinformatics software training workshops

The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) and the Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI) are hosting the CLC bio team to conduct workshops here in Toronto on August 19th and 20th. CLC bio provides bioinformatics tools focused on, but not limited to, DNA sequence analysis.

The workshops will cover general topics on their Main Workbench product, including:

  • General Sequence Analysis
  • Nucleotide analysis
  • Protein analysis
  • Cloning
  • RNA Structure
  • Primers and Probes
  • Digital Gene expression

See http://www.clcbio.com/index.php?id=92 for more information on Main Workbench.

There will also be sessions on their Genomics Workbench product:

  • Long and short reads from illumina, Roche 454 and AB Solid
  • SNP Discovery, Reporting and Annotation
  • SIMD Accelerated high performance Aligner
  • Array and Digital Gene Expression (mRNA-Seq) Analysis
  • Sample Multiplexing

See http://www.clcbio.com/index.php?id=1240 for information on Genomics Workbench.

These workshops are appropriate for all levels from undergraduate to principal investigator, and can benefit new and experienced users alike. As these are hands-on workshops, we will be working directly on computers with sample data to give a true feel of the functionality of the software. We also, time permitting, would like our participants to work with their own data. Each participant will be provided a computer with internet access.

Currently we are planning four sessions:

Wednesday Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Main Workbench

Wednesday Aug. 19, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Genomics Workbench

Thursday Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Main Workbench

Thursday Aug. 20, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Genomics Workbench

Space is limited and thus potential attendees will be required to register. Please make sure to provide your name, status (student, PI, etc.) affiliation (i.e. whose lab) and 1st and 2nd choice for which workshop you would like to attend. All applicants will be considered, but due to space limitations we will make the final decision on attendees to allow the widest variety of research groups to be represented.

Let us know if you would be interested in attending, and for which session you would like to register. Please RSVP to Dennis McCormac of OGI (email below).

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.

RSVP dmccormac@ontariogenomics.ca