6th Annual
Practical Genomics Workshop:
From Biology to Biostatistics

August 15-18, 2016

This three day workshop (August 16-18) is an intensive hands-on introduction to analyzing next-generation sequencing data using publicly available Unix and R tools. Rather than attempting to survey entire fields, exercises are designed to take participants through a limited number of approaches (ChIP-seq and RNA-seq) in depth while emphasizing practical concepts in experimental design, quality control, biostatistics, reproducible research, and exploratory data analysis.

Days generally start 9:00am and end 5:30pm. A modern laptop is required for both the interactive lectures as well as the many small group "breakout sessions" during which participants practice computational analysis.

For participants with limited or no command-line experience, we offer a one day crash course in Unix and R to be held on August 15th. This day is strongly recommended for participants who are uncomfortable with non-graphical user interfaces.

Topics to be covered include:
- effect of sample size on statistical power
- multiple hypothesis testing
- batch effects
- short read sequence alignment
- peak and gene annotation
- gene set / pathway analysis

The workshop won’t directly address:
- motif detection, variant calling, GWAS, metagenomics
- cluster computing, Galaxy, cloud computing
- programming / algorithm development
- Python, Perl, etc.

This year's workshop will be held at the Carnegie Institution - Department of Embryology in Baltimore, Maryland. Address: 3520 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21218.

A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

Cost for 3-day Workshop (Aug 16-18):

Faculty and Staff: $500
Hopkins and Carnegie students and postdocs: $275 (courtesy of ICTR subsidy*)

Cost for 3-day Workshop (Aug 16-18) + Unix & R Crash Course (Aug 15): $50

Faculty and Staff: $550
Hopkins and Carnegie students and postdocs: $325 (courtesy of ICTR subsidy*)

*Current Johns Hopkins University students and postdocs automatically qualify for a subsidy generously provided by the Johns Hopkins ICTR, resulting in a lower registration fee.

A limited number of additional subsidies are available for non-Hopkins students and postdocs. Please contact us for more information.

A copy of the 2015 agenda is available here.

Registration is CLOSED. If you wish to be added to the wait list, please submit your registration on our registration page.

Parking is available free of charge at this year's venue.