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WEBINAR APRIL 11: Bioinformatics Series - Designing and implementing a variant database

Join us for a one-hour webinar that looks at what tools and technologies are being used to tackle the challenges around storing, searching and analyzing relational databases in genomics and bioinformatics. This online presentation will be hosted by Mya Warren from the Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.


Wednesday, April 11
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific 
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Advances in next-generation sequencing have revolutionized biomedical research and hold the enticing promise of truly personalized medicine. At the same time, the sheer volume of genomics data presents new challenges in computing.

Storing, searching, and analyzing data is the traditional purview of relational databases; however, normal databases become non-performant for data volumes on the order of TBs. At the Genome Sciences Centre, we are leveraging the Big Data revolution to fulfil these functions.

In this talk, Mya Warren gives an overview of the Genome Sciences Centre's in-house, massively-parallel database of human genomic variants. She will discuss the underlying Hadoop technology and design considerations particular to this architecture and to genomics data.


This is an online webinar. Connection instructions will be emailed to all registrants. 

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