Monday, August 8, 2011

Bioinformatics for Cancer Genomics (BiCG)

Workshop Details
Date: August 29 - September 2, 2011
Location: MaRS Building, Downtown Toronto
Lead Faculty (2011): John McPherson, Francis Ouellette, Paul Boutros, Michael Brudno, Sohrab Shah, Gary Bader and Anna Lapuk
Registration Fee for Applications received before July 29, 2011: $950 + HST
Registration Fee for Applications received after July 29, 2011: $1150 + HST
Awards available for 2011.

Course Objectives
Cancer research has rapidly embraced high throughput technologies into its research, using various microarray, tissue array, and next generation sequencing platforms. The result has been a rapid increase in cancer data output and data types. Now more than ever, having the informatic skills and knowledge of available bioinformatic resources specific to cancer is critical.
The CBW will host a 5-day workshop covering the key bioinformatics concepts and tools required to analyze cancer genomic data sets. Participants will gain experience in genomic data visualization tools which will be applied throughout the development of the skills required to analyze cancer -omic data for gene expression, genome rearrangement, somatic mutations and copy number variation. The workshop will conclude with analyzing and conducting pathway analysis on the resultant cancer gene list and integration of clinical data.

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