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WEBINAR JUNE 28: Introduction to Bioinformatics

WestGrid is pleased to host guest speaker Richard Corbett from Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre for an introductory webinar on bioinformatics. He will provide a high level overview of current bioinformatics research and practices, including a description of contemporary data types and computational approaches.


Wednesday, June 28
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific 
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The rapid growth of sequencing technology has allowed the scope of biological research to expand from the study of one or two specific genes to the parallel querying of entire genomes, transcriptomes and other molecular systems. With the increasing volumes of experimental data available, the field of bioinformatics has evolved to encompass many novel methods of data analysis to allow the distillation of petabytes of data into biologically meaningful results.

The expansion in scale of data production in biological research has been also accompanied by an increasing number of new data types as novel sequencing technologies continue to emerge, which has necessitated an expansion of the breadth of available bioinformatic tools and a broadening of general scope of the entire field. Previous knowledge of biology or computational methods are not necessary, but some familiarity is recommended.


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

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