Announcing the 2016 Summer Bioinformatics Workshops!

Registration is now open for two bioinformatics workshops:

June 13-17, 2016

Using Galaxy for Analysis of RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq Data

Aug 29 – Sept. 2, 2016

Using Galaxy for Analysis of RNA-Seq, Exome-Seq, and Variants

Each of these workshops will include a rich collection of lectures and hands-on sessions, covering both theory and tools. We will explore the basics of high throughput sequencing technologies, focusing on Illumina data for hands-on exercises.

Participants will explore software and protocols, create and modify workflows, and diagnose/treat problematic data, utilizing Amazon Cloud ( computing services.

Workshop exercises will be performed with provided datasets, using the popular Galaxy platform ( which allows for powerful web-based data analyses. (Documentation from past workshops can be found at

Topics will include:

•Sequencing technologies, including Illumina platform

•Hardware and software considerations

•Cloud Computing

•Read Quality Assessment & Improvement

•Experimental design and cost estimation

•RNA-Seq differential expression analysis (both workshops)

•ChIP-Seq (June only)

•Exome Sequencing (Aug/Sept only)

•Variant Analysis  (Aug/Sept only)

The workshops will be held on the UC Davis campus and will run from 9am to 5pm each day.

Who Should Attend

Prior course participants have included faculty, post docs, grad students, staff, and industry researchers. There are no prerequisites other than basic familiarity with genomic concepts. Anyone with an interest in sequence analysis is welcome!

Registration Info

For more information, and to register, click on the links above or go to Attendance is limited to 36 participants per workshop in order to foster an effective learning environment and ensure sufficient one-on-one attention. All registration is “first-come, first-served.” There is no application process.

The registration fee is $1,400 for UC and UC affiliates, $1,600 for other academic or non-profit participants and $2,000 for other participants. We accept credit cards, as well as UC Davis recharge accounts, for payment. Registration fees include light breakfast, lunch, and snacks, but do not include dinner, lodging or parking fees.

Amazon has kindly provided grants of $100 per participant for Amazon Web Services accounts. This will allow you to perform analysis during and after the course using Amazon’s resources, without purchasing your own high performance computing servers!


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

We hope to see you this summer!

The UC Davis Bioinformatics Core Team

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