July 27-28, 2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
Instructors: Saber Soleymani, Dr. Wendy Wong
Helpers: Mariana Villalba, Cheyenne Yancey Payne, Reilly Cooper, Kevin Amses, Matthew Gibson
Hosts: Emma Lehmberg, Simon Tye
Bioinformatics is an essential component of modern genomics research. These computer-intensive methods are often difficult to learn for many without guidance from experienced individuals. In turn, graduate students and early-career researchers at institutions with limited bioinformatics resources are at a disadvantage toward the use of these and other emerging tools in evolutionary biology.
As part of Evolutionary Community Responses for Early Career Researchers (ECR2) 2020, the American Society of Naturalists' Graduate Council is hosting a Command-Line Bioinformatics for Beginners Workshop on July 27-28th, 2020. This workshop is free for all members of the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), or Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). Applicants with no previous experience with bioinformatics tools and/or command-line programming will be prioritized.
This workshop is based on exercises from the Data Carpentry Genomics Workshop. Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience,and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. For additional information about the Data Carpentry Genomics Workshop, click here.
Who: This workshop is for early-career researchers with no to minimal experience with bioinformatics tools and/or command-line programming.
Where: This training will take place online. The instructors will provide you with the information you will need to connect to this meeting.
When: July 27-28, 2020. Add to your Google Calendar.
Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. Software required for this event are described under (Setup).
Accessibility: We are dedicated to providing a positive and accessible learning environment for all. Please notify the instructors in advance of the workshop if you require any accommodations or if there is anything we can do to make this workshop more accessible to you. We will be providing closed captioning for the Zoom portion of the workshop, and will record and distribute the lectures to applicants that are unable to attend the workshop.
To participate in this workshop, you will need to:
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We will primarily use Slack and Zoom to collaborate during the workshop. There are dedicated Slack channels for applicants to network and collaborate. There is a collaborative notes document here, however we do encourage all participants to take their own notes as well.
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|Any time||Pre-workshop survey|
|9:30-11:00||Project Organization and Management||Dr. Wendy Wong|
|11:15-12:30||Introduction to the Command Line||Saber Soleymani|
|1:30-5:00||Introduction to the Command Line||Saber Soleymani|