Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM EST
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST

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NIH, Bldg. 60, Room 162, Bethesda, MD
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

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Conference and Training Team
Telephone:   301-496-7977 
Email:  registration@faes.org 



BioTech 45: Bioinformatic Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing Data  
February 6-9, 2018 


Biotechnology Training Courses at the National Institutes of Health 

  • Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course.  If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: training@faes.org or call 301-496-7977 for space availability. 
  • Payment approval and authorization is done through your AO or lab manager. Receiving lab approval does not constitute enrollment. Fellows or those being sponsored by their lab can enroll using this form while waiting for authorization of payment.

Registration is closed for this workshop because we have reached capacity.  Please register below if you would like to join the waitlist 

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This course will introduce students to bioinformatic analysis of next generation sequencing data, particularly for DNA-seq, RNA-seq, CHIP-seq, and epigenomics. The course will be comprised of lectures and hand-on sessions. Lectures will cover background knowledge and survey various software programs. For hand-on sessions, command line tools will be presented and the galaxy web based platform will be used to analyze primary data. Cloud computing, genomic databases, and de novo assembly will be surveyed.  

This is an introductory level training, giving a hands-on overview on most of the NGS tools and techniques. Participants are welcome and encouraged to load their data and analyze it anytime during the after-training hours (5 PM to 9 AM, on the training dates)- cloud resources will be available.  During the training hours (9 AM to 5 PM), participants are strongly encouraged to work only on the training exercises.

Overview on Bioinformatics Tools: Galaxy (Pre-processing, Format Conversion, etc.), Databases and Tools, SNP Callers, Cloud; RNA-seq; CHIP-seq; Epigenomics; Cloud Computing; 10k Genomes; Data Visualization; Comparative Genomics and Genome Alignment (biology + software); Tutorial & Laboratory for de novo Assembly; RNA-seq, DNA-sequencing.  

Note: Students will need to bring their own laptop to this program

Related BioTech Courses
BioTech 40: Protein Bioinformatics
BioTech 56: RNA-Sequencing 

General Training Rate*
*10% discount available when 3 or more participants register together from the same organization.  

Discounted Training Rates                                                                             
$595.00 - NIH Trainees (Fellows, PostDocs, PostBacs working at any NIH Campus)
$895.00 - NIH Community (Working, Appointed, or Assigned to working at any NIH Campus)                                                                             
$995.00 - Academia, Government, Military 

Comprehensive Binder
Contains all notes, protocols, and reference material needed. No additional books are required. 

Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours.   One CEU is equal to ten contact hours.   Upon completion of this course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 2.8 CEUs.

Refund Policy                                                                                                             
100% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop. 
50% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 days prior to the start of the workshop. 
0% refund, 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 
3 days or less prior to the start of the workshop.  

All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at ccoote@mail.nih.gov. 
Cancellations received after hours are time marked for the following day.  
In regards to a full or partial refund or a full workshop credit, you must indicate which option you are selecting at the time of your written cancellation. 
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.

Suggested Accommodation
A special rate is available to all BioTech Workshop attendees. This includes complimentary continental breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi and discounted $15 parking per night. Hotel is within walking distance of the training facility   Reservations can be made online, see below. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda - Washington DC