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The College of Science and Mathematics will host the third annual Bioinformatics Bootcamp from June 6–10. The Bioinformatics Bootcamp is a training workshop in genomics and computational biology for researchers interested in working with modern genomic data resources. The week-long event is an immersion experience in the command line, scripting, data handling and software skills required to process and analyze data from high-throughput sequencing experiments. Previous experience in bioinformatics is not required. Interactive lectures and group data analysis activities will introduce participants to best practices in sequencing experiment design and analysis, including widely used methods in genome and transcriptome assembly, annotation, differential expression and variant analysis. The Bootcamp will also feature a keynote lecture by Monica Munoz-Torres, lead biocurator and bioinformatics analyst of the Berkeley Bioinformatics Open-source Projects at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Bootcamp registration fee is $500. To apply, send a brief statement of interest and two-page CV (as a single pdf) to by April 1. For more information visit the website or email Ken Halanych at or Les Goertzen at