Applied Bioinformatics Course at MDI Biological Laboratory

July 23-28, 2016

The goal of the Applied Bioinformatics Course is to provide hands-on training with major bioinformatics resources while developing a conceptual framework to foster successful application of the bioinformatic skillset to biological research. We will focus on analysis of high throughput sequencing data to identify differentially expressed genes, investigate biological functions, and predict interaction networks. Topics covered include web-based gene and protein resources, genome browsers, DNA and RNA-Seq data analysis, the R statistical computing environment, Ingenuity® pathway analysis, gene set enrichment analyses and machine learning applications.

The course will feature several modules in which participants will be guided through hands-on use of featured bioinformatic tools and resources to analyze example datasets. Prior experience in bioinformatics is not required and computer programming skills are not required, but participants should have a solid background in molecular biology and a strong interest in learning programming concepts.

More information and the current agenda can be found at the course web site. Tuition, room and board is $905 for students and post-docs, and $1,400 for faculty and industry participants.

Course Directors:

Benjamin King, Ph.D. Senior Staff Scientist MDI Biological Laboratory

Bruce Stanton, Ph.D. Andrew C. Vail Professor Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Director, Dartmouth Lung Biology Center Director, Dartmouth Center for the Environmental Health Sciences Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Course Faculty:

Britton Goodale, Ph.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Casey Greene, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Genetics University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Hampton, M.S. Senior Bioinformatics Analyst The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Katja Koeppen, Ph.D. Research Scientist Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

W. Kelley Thomas, Ph.D. Professor Director, Hubbard Center for Genome Studies University of New Hampshire

Guest Speakers:

Chris Dagdigian Founding Partner and Director of Technology BioTeam

Qian Dong, Ph.D. Field Application Scientist Ingenuity Systems QIAGEN Redwood City

The course organizers greatly appreciate funding from The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Lung Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence and the Dartmouth Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences) and the Maine IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence.

Weekly Lung Biology Seminar Series

Sponsored by Lung Biology Center. Please click here to view the schedule.