This 3‑day workshop is for research scientists, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who want to strengthen their skills in cancer bioinformatics. The selected 20 participants will learn genomic and transcriptomic techniques to analyse next generation sequencing (NGS) data in a Unix environment. Participants are expected to have basic familiarity with Unix/Linux and R to participate in this course. The course will provide real-life example data; however, participants are encouraged to bring and discuss their own NGS data.
If selected, participants are expected to bring their own laptop. The minimum recommended specifications are as follows: 1024×768 screen resolution, 1.5GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 10GB free disk space, and a recent version of Windows, Mac OS X or Linux operating systems. Participants are expected to bring an A1 portrait poster showcasing their current ongoing research. The posters are expected to act as a talking point between participants and the trainers on the course.
The workshop sessions are complemented by 5 faculty presentations, including national and international speakers and a keynote presentation.
Local travel (by train) will be covered. Accommodation for all participants will be provided at the ACTREC guest-house on a twin sharing basis.