Dates: August 1-3, 2018
Location: University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY
The 2018 AGAR Workshop is now open for registration applications. This year’s workshop will provide students and scholars with experience in analyzing genomic data from installing and combining software to running variant call analyses, visualizing data, and testing for functional enrichment of significant regions. AGAR 2018 is partially funded by the National Science Foundation (Grant No. 1714867).
Session 1: GNU Make and Version ControlIntroduction to installing and combining software for downstream analyses
Session 2: GATKBasics of sequencing and BAM files: read depth, false-positive, false-negative, etc.Run variant calling pipeline starting with a BAM file and producing a VCF file
Session 3: VCF-toolsBasics of VCF fileOutput data details: SNP density, Fst, Tajima's D, heterozygosity, etc.
Session 4: Data VisualizationBasics of visualizing data: Tidy R, Tidyverse, Bioconductor, etc.
Session 5: Functional GenomicsInvestigate outliers and associated haplotypes for their impact on gene expression function, loss of function variants, GWAS variants, regulatory activity, etc.
Session 6: Statistical ConsiderationsBasics of multiple testing correction methods and selectionOptimize computing time by taking advantage of multiple processors
Session 7: Interval/Overlap AnalysesInvestigate if outliers in heterozygosity are enriched for particular genomic elementsBasics on cross-species analyses and gene enrichment (GO, KEGG)
COSTThanks to NSF support, we will are able to offer registration at a highly reduced fee for students and postdocs:
Students: $100Postdocs: $150Faculty: $200
Lodging in dorms will be available at a cost of $100-$150 per night.
QUESTIONSEmail Omer Gokcumen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joanna Malukiewicz (email@example.com).
Due to space limitations, individuals interested in participating in the AGAR workshop are required to apply. Attendees will be selected from the pool of applicants on the basis of the relevance of the material covered to the applicant's work. We anticipate that we will be able to accept the majority of applicants, but early career applicants will be given preference if there is insufficient space.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NOT LATER THAN MAY 31, 2018. You will be notified on June 7 if you have been selected for a spot and will then have until June 30 to register for the workshop. Individuals requesting to be considered for financial aid will be notified if funds will be provided on June 7.
If you are ready to apply, please continue to the next section.