April 10-12, 2024

Wednesday - Friday

Germantown, MD

The Bioscience Education Center


1 Hour Lunch Break

This in depth lecture and hands-on computer based laboratory workshop is ideal for those bench and research scientists who have little or no bioinformatics background and are seeking a comprehensive workshop on the bioinformatics analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, particularly DNA-seq, RNA-seq, and ChIP-seq.

Lecture and Hands-on Interactive Training
Team taught by active researchers
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Space limited to 24 participants
Registration Fee: $995

Course Director

Allissa Dillman, PhD

This workshop provides a strong foundation of introductory information before moving on to the hands-on analysis portion of the program during the lecture hours.

Students are assigned personal cloud computing accounts to process real big data as an overnight assignment during the program.

Laptops are supplied for the daytime instruction hours but you are welcome to bring your own. Students will need access to their own laptop for the evening assignments. Mac, PC, or Linux will work, Mac is preferred.

Introduction to NGS and DNA-seq Analysis with Galaxy Hands-on

  • Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Including Library Construction and Details on Illumina’s Technology
  • Introduction to DNA-seq analysis with Galaxy hands-on and computational lab I

RNA-seq and ChIP-seq Analysis with Galaxy Hands-on

  • Introduction to RNA-seq analysis with Galaxy and computational lab 2
  • Introduction to ChIP-seq analysis with Galaxy and computational lab 2
  • Introduction to command-line with hands-on

NGS Analysis in Command-line with Hands-on

  • Introduction to Command-line with Hands-on
  • RNA-seq Analysis in Command-line with Hands-on
  • DNA-seq Analysis in Command-line with Hands-on
  • ChIP-seq Analysis in Command-line with Hands-on
  • Discussion: After the Training: How to start doing NGS analysis on your own

Dr. Allissa Dillman received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the graduate partnership program between NIH and the Karolinska Institutet. She studied gene expression regulation, splicing and RNA editing in development and disease. Her specific interest in RNA modifications include base pair mapping in the transcriptome and their potential biological function. In 2015, she joined the National Cancer Institute for her postdoctoral work where she studies epigenetic regulation of splicing and the identification and biological function of novel RNA modifications. Throughout her scientific career she has contributed to more than 30 scientific publications and participates in mentorship and teaching of both bioinformatics and RNA biology. Dr. Dillman has also participated as a team lead for RNA related projects in multiple hackathons at the NIH.

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The Bioscience Education Center

Montgomery College 20200 Observation Drive Germantown, MD 20876