The Institute for Computational Biomedicine (ICB) of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center of the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and the Biological Sciences Department of the New York City College of Technology (CityTech) at City University of New York (CUNY), organize the 3rd Epigenomics Data Analysis Workshop in May 2014.

Epigenetics is the study of heritable, non DNA-based but DNA-associated mechanisms, such as histone tail modifications and DNA methylation, which influence gene expression and phenotypes. Epigenomics refers to global analyses of epigenetic changes across the entire genome.

Next-generation sequencing technologies are accelerating epigenomics research by enabling to capture the distribution of histone modifications and DNA methylation across the genome. 

The 3rd Epigenomics Data Analysis Workshop aims to introduce participants to the most recent tools and techniques in this area, focusing on problems commonly encountered during epigenomics data analysis. The workshop will also cover some of the fundamental aspects and technologies of next-generation sequencing, such as:

  • Basics of high-throughput sequencing
  • Short reads alignment and gene expression analysis (RNA-seq)
  • Genome-wide binding assays (ChIP-seq)
  • DNA methylation (RRB-sequencing)
  • Data integration and visualization
Hands-on practical exercises will be emphasized, in order to teach the participants how to perform basic computational analysis by themselves.

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Past workshops

The workshop is partially supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award DB1054964.