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The College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University will host the fourth annual Bioinformatics Bootcamp - a training workshop in genomics and computational biology for researchers interested in working with modern genomic data resources.

The event will take place June 5-9, providing a weeklong 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.

Instructors for the Bioinformatics Bootcamp primarily consist of faculty from the Department of Biological Sciences, including: Associate Professor Les Goertzen; Professor Scott Santos; Alumni Professor Kenneth Halanych; and Assistant Professors Laurie Stevison, Rita Graze and Jamie Oaks. The 2017 Bootcamp will feature a keynote lecture by Nirav Merchant, director of The Biocomputing Facility at The University of Arizona. 

To apply, send a brief statement of interest and two-page CV as a single pdf to bioinformatics@auburn.edu by April 15. The Bootcamp registration fee is $500.

Additional information can be found online.