NCBI Computational Virology Workshop at LSU New Orleans!

Introduction to NGS Analysis in a Cloud Environment for Novice Bioinformaticians:

We are pleased to announce a free workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana April 23 and 24.  After a short cloud-onboarding session, early career computational virologists interested in extracting sequences from metagenomic samples will be exposed to new, community-generated tools!

Computational virology learners will use data extracted from thousands of primary samples to characterize and/or phyletically cluster novel viruses and novel virus families.  They will have the opportunity to bring their own datasets to the table as well!

All analysis will be taught in a computationally-reproducible way, and attendee insights will be made publicly-available on GitHub.

To be considered for inclusion, please fill out the form below in its entirety by Tuesday, April 9th. Particularly compelling applications may be accepted early.

To apply, please complete this form (approximately 5 minutes to complete). Again, applications are due Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 by 5 pm CT. Participants will be selected based on the experience and motivation they provide on the form.

If you confirm, please make sure it is highly likely you can attend, as confirming and not attending prevents other data scientists from attending this event. Please include an email address that you check regularly in case there are follow-up questions.

Note: Participants will need to bring their own laptop to this program. A working knowledge of scripting (e.g., Shell, Python, R) is useful but not necessary to be successful in this event. Employment of higher level scripting or programming languages may also be useful.

Applicants must be willing to commit to both days of the event.

It’s unlikely that financial support for travel, lodging, or meals is available for this event.

There will be no registration fee or cost associated with attending this event.

For more information, or with any questions, please contact Ben Busby.

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