Hands-on Workshop at the BCERP 13th Annual Meeting

Demystifying Biomedical Big Data: A User’s Guide

A one-day hands-on workshop offered at Georgetown University Medical Center

November 7, 2018

Workshop Description

This one-day, in-person hands-on workshop offered to the BCERP 13th annual meeting attendees, will cover major concepts, methods and tools of translational bioinformatics and hands-on computer based exercises utilizing web-based bioinformatics resources - such as Georgetown Database of Cancer (G-DOC)- a unique translational research platform for connecting molecular and clinical data, the Universal Protein Resource, UniProt, and TCGA. Additional hands-on experience will be provided on systems biology level analysis of experimental multi-omics biomarkers discovery using pathway analysis tools.

Workshop Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to

  • Understand current data generation technologies used in translational research
  • Identify which tools and/or resources to use to perform specific bioinformatics analysis related to translational research
  • Perform basic systems level analysis of large-scale multi-omics data

Registration

The workshop is open to all BCERP 13th annual meeting attendees.

Because space will be limited to 20 participants, applications to join the workshop will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Early registration is highly encouraged.

To register, please fill out the online form here.

Google sign-in required. Don't have a Google account? Contact Dr. Bassem Haddad at haddadb1@georgetown.edu for registration.

Prerequisites

Participants are highly encouraged to complete our edX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Demystifying Biomedical Big Data: A User’s Guide” prior to the workshop. This free online course is available on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/demystifying-biomedical-big-data-users-georgetownx-biox-201-01x-0

Use of computers

Computer workstations are provided; participants can bring their own wireless laptop if they wish (not required).

Workshop Topics

1. Introduction: Informatics platforms

2. BIG Data and Translational Bioinformatics

3. Gene Expression Analysis I with G-DOC applications (Hands-On)

4. Gene Expression Analysis II (microRNA profiling) with G-DOC applications (Hands-On)

5. Next Generation Sequencing: Exom-seq, ChIP-seq and RNA-seq applications (Hands-On)

6. Protein-Protein Interaction networks (Interactome) (Hands-On)

7. Bioinformatics of Genetics (SNPs & variations) (phenotypes & Diseases) (Hands-On)

8. Pathway analysis I (Hands-On)

9. Pathway analysis II (Hands-On)

10. Gene Network analysis (Hands-On)

Workshop Faculty

Dr. Bassem Haddad: https://www.edx.org/bio/bassem-r-haddad-md

Dr. Yuriy Gusev: https://www.edx.org/bio/yuriy-gusev-phd

Dr. Peter McGarvey: https://www.edx.org/bio/peter-mcgarvey-phd

Contact Information

For questions, please contact Dr. Bassem Haddad