PacBio Iso-Seq Workshop Online

Sept. 30, 2020, 9 a.m. - Oct. 2, 2020, 5 p.m.

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Bioinformatics Core

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UC Davis Bioinformatics Core,

The Bioinformatics Core is excited to announce a three day workshop on Iso-Seq in partnership with PacBio! With instruction from experienced Core personnel and Iso-Seq analysis experts Dr. Liz Tseng, Principal Scientist at PacBio, and Dr. Ana Conesa, Professor at the University of Florida, this short course will provide a mixture of lectures and hands-on analysis to give participants an overview of the possibilities represented by full length transcript isoform sequencing with Iso-Seq.

Participants will explore experimental design, cost estimation, data generation, and analysis, following Iso-Seq experiments from end to end and learning about several applications of this high quality full length RNA sequence data. Exercises will be performed with provided datasets, using command-line interaction on the Genome Center Compute Cluster.

There are no prerequisites other than basic familiarity with genomic concepts.  Some familiarity with the command-line and R is helpful. However, we will dedicate time on the first day to bringing everyone up-to-speed to be able to run the commands needed during this workshop. This workshop will be held remotely over Zoom and Slack, and run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day.

Participants must have access to a computer with a good internet connection, a recent version of Zoom, and an application that allows them to ssh into a server (e.g. Bash for Windows, or Terminal for Apple).

The registration fee is $400 for UC students, postdocs, staff and faculty, $500 for Non-UC academic or non-profit participants and $600 for other participants. We accept credit cards, as well as UC Davis recharge accounts, for payment. We are pleased to be able to offer three group pricing bundle options for labs with multiple registrants: 15% off registration for groups of 3-5, 25% off registration for groups of 6-10, and custom instructional packages for groups larger than 10. If you are interested in one of these pricing options, please contact us at for a custom coupon code.

Registration closes on: Sept. 30, 2020