HU CFAR Workshop on Metagenomics and Transcriptomics

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Harvard Medical School, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center 3rd Floor Rotunda, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research presents:

HU CFAR Workshop on Metagenomics and Transcriptomics

In response to the number one training need identified by the HU CFAR Community, we will be sponsoring a week-long workshop focused exclusively on computational biology.  This intensive, hands-on course will feature morning and afternoon sessions taught by expert faculty and technical assistants from the Broad, Ragon Institute, Harvard School of Public Health and Washington University, St. Louis.  All participants will acquire fundamental computational skills, appropriate study design, data interpretation, and overall literacy in bioinformatics.


Program Overview:

Introduction and Fundamentals

Genomics Study Design

Laboratory and Introduction to Unix



Introduction to Metagenomics

Metagenomics Laboratory


Amplicon Sequencing | Microbial Ecology

Introduction to Amplicon Sequencing and Microbial Ecology

QIIME Laboratory


Fundamentals and catching up

Introduction to R

Metagenomics Open Lab



Transcriptomics Lecture

Transcriptomics Laboratory


Visit the HU CFAR Website for more workshop information.

Advances in modern sequencing technology have greatly accelerated genetic data production and have fundamentally transformed many biological disciplines into 'big data' analysis projects. The objective of "The HU CFAR Workshop on Metagenomics and Transcriptomics" is to provide intensive computational training and to highlight how these powerful technologies can be used to understand microbial ecology and gene transcription in health and disease.


This event is co-sponsored by:

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