5th Annual
Practical Genomics: From Biology to Biostatistics Workshop

August 17-20, 2015

This three day workshop (August 18-20) 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 17th. 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 18-20]: $500
($275 for Hopkins students and postdocs courtesy of ICTR subsidy)

Cost for 1-day Unix & R Crash Course [Aug 17]: - $50

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

A copy of last year's agenda is availble here.

Registration is now OPEN!

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