The iPlant Collaborative delivers a community-driven cyberinfrastructure for life sciences research. It allows its 9000 registered users from all over the world to access high performance computing power, large scale data storage, and analytical software needed for a variety of data- or compute- intensive research applications.
Come learn about how iPlant's major offerings, the Data Store, Discovery Environment, Foundation API, and Atmosphere can radically enhanced your scientific productivity at this multi-day workshop.
Venue: The University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Campus
Date: 17-20 September 2013
Cost: Registration for the whole four-day workshop is £100, including accomodation (bed and breakfast) at the Windmill Village Hotel from 17-20 September. Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the day, but delegates are required to cover the cost of their evening meals.
Register here for the free Introduction to iPlant day. There are no longer any spaces left for the whole four-day workshop.
The workshop will be divided into two parts:
Introduction to iPlant: 17 September
Three interactive tutorials running over one and a half days will give in depth training on how to use the iPlant cyber infrastructure for RNAseq, genome-wide association studies, and inference of genetic networks. The iPlant cyber infrastructure enables users to perform these analysis using cloud-sourced high performance computing power. Additionally, the discovery environment allows shared work spaces so that collaborators and group members can collectively work on and see data while the research is ongoing.This course will assume no prior experience with iPlant, and does not require any background in programming or advanced informatics.
Data mining with iPlant: 18-20 September
Three interactive tutorials running over one and a half days will delve into the application of the iPlant CI on diverse topics such as RNAseq, genome-wide association studies, and inference of genetic networks.
The final day and a half will be taken up with Advanced Topics in the iPlant Cyberinfrastructure, in which participants will schedule sessions with iPlant staff with the objective of using the iPlant infrastructure in their own analyses or extending the iPlant CI with scientific applications of their choosing. Participants will need to bring either a dataset they wish to analyze, a workflow they wish to incorporate within the infrastructure, or be programmers wishing to incorporate the iPlant API into their own bioinformatics applications. Delegates will be contacted a month in advance to discuss specifics of what they wish to accomplish.
Please click here to view and download a PDF document containing further details of the workshop programme and information for delegates.