Bioinformatics for Precision Medicine: From Reads to Disease Variants. A GATK Workshop - Barcelona, Spain

Event start date
28-09-2020 09:30
Event end date
02-10-2020 16:30

 

GATK workshop, ICO

 

We regret to inform you that this workshop has been finally cancelled. Our first and foremost priority is the safety and health of attendees and instructors. Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and preventive measures taken by authorities worldwide to manage this pandemic, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel the workshop.

If the evolution of the pandemic is positive, we will try to schedule a new date for the workshop in 2021. Please check the course website where the organisers will publish the updates. Should you have any doubts or questions, please contact gatk_bcn_2020@iconcologia.net

We hope you understand our decision and apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Looking forward to an excellent workshop in 2021!

GATK Workshop Organizers

 

The Unit of Bioinformatics for Precision Oncology (B4PO) of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) is glad to announce the course "Bioinformatics for Precision Medicine: From Reads to Disease Variants. A GATK Workshop" that will take place in Hospitalet del Llobregat (Barcelona) on the 28th of September to 2nd of October, 2020. CANCELLED

Massive sequencing is becoming mainstream in many fields of biomedicine, including the clinical practice. However, the transformation of sequencing raw data into valuable biological information on variants and their further interpretation is still a complex task that requires intensive computing and trained personnel.

This 5-day course, with instructors from the Broad Institute (Boston, USA), covers all the steps from raw sequencing data to the obtention of lists of variants using the popular GATK4 software. The 4-day GATK workshop is followed by a last day covering topics on germline and somatic disease variant prioritization instructed by experts from the Unit of Bioinformatics for Precision Oncology (Catalan Institute of Oncology) and the Clinical Bioinformatics Area (Fundación Progreso y Salud).

GATK workshops are designed to provide a comprehensive onboarding experience to new users, as well as access to more advanced understanding for users who are already familiar with the toolkit.

Course title: Bioinformatics for Precision Medicine: From Reads to Disease Variants. A GATK Workshop - Barcelona, Spain

When: September 28 - October 2, 2020. CANCELLED

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Where: Catalan Institute of Oncology, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona (Spain).

Cost: 250 EUR without networking dinner / 295 EUR with networking dinner.

Registration:  Registration will open as soon as restrictions are no longer in place and the emergency situation shows signs of improvement. The course has 40 seats available.

Stay up to date: If you are interested in receiving the latest updates about the workshop, please send an email to the organisers at gatk_bcn_2020@iconcologia.net with your contact details and they will keep you informed. Otherwise, please keep visiting the course website, where they will also post all updates.

Course website and registration form: https://gatkbcn2020.odap-ico.org

 

This course is jointly organised by the Data Sciences Platform of the Broad Institute, the Unit of Bioinformatics for Precision Oncology (B4PO) of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), the Clinical Bioinformatics Area of the Fundación Progreso y Salud (FPS) and the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES).