Analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data
May 31 — June 11th, 2010
Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University
CSE 891 s431 / MMG 890 s433, 2 cr
Applications are due by midnight EST, April 9th, 2010.
Course sponsor: Gene Expression in Disease and Development Focus Group at Michigan State University.
Instructors: Dr. C. Titus Brown and Dr. Gregory V. Wilson
This intensive two week summer course will introduce students with a strong biology background to the practice of analyzing short-read sequencing data from the Illumina GA2 and other next-gen platforms. The first week will introduce students to computational thinking and large-scale data analysis on UNIX platforms. The second week will focus on mapping, assembly, and analysis of short-read data for resequencing, ChIP-seq, and RNAseq.
No prior programming experience is required, although familiarity with some programming concepts is suggested, and bravery in the face of the unknown is necessary. 2 years or more of graduate school in a biological science is strongly suggested.