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Analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data
May 31 – June 11th, 2010
Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University
CSE 891 s431 / MMG 890 s433, 2 cr
Applications are due by midnight EST, April 9th, 2010.
Course sponsor: Gene Expression in Disease and Development Focus Group at Michigan State University.
Instructors: Dr. C. Titus Brown and Dr. Gregory V. Wilson
This intensive two week summer course will introduce students with a strong biology background to the practice of analyzing short-read sequencing data from the Illumina GA2 and other next-gen platforms. The first week will introduce students to computational thinking and large-scale data analysis on UNIX platforms. The second week will focus on mapping, assembly, and analysis of short-read data for resequencing, ChIP-seq, and RNAseq.
No prior programming experience is required, although familiarity with some programming concepts is suggested, and bravery in the face of the unknown is necessary. 2 years or more of graduate school in a biological science is strongly suggested.
Congratulations to Titus Brown and others on the NSF’s announcement that it will fund the BEACON (Bio/computational Evolution in Action Consortium) Science and Technology Center. BEACON “…BEACON is focused on studying the evolution of organization across multiple scales—from genomic and cellular, to multicellular, to inter-multicellular (a.k.a. social)—using techniques from experimental evolution, modeling, and digital life systems.” Long story short, this means that Michigan State University and its partner institutions “…has money explicitly for supporting students doing really sexy interdisciplinary work combining computation and biology.”