Quick Introduction to the Workshop and Core
The mission of the Bioinformatics Core facility is to facilitate outstanding omics-scale research through these activities:
Staff and Students
Our team offers custom bioinformatics services to academic and private organizations. We have a strong academic background with a focus on cutting edge, open source software. We replicate standard analysis pipelines (best practices) when appropriate, and/or develop novel applications and pipelines when needed, however we always emphasize biological interpretation of the data.
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Bioinformatics training course information
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Structure of the Virtual Workshops
Given the current Covid19 pandemic, and stay in place orders around the world, we’ve decided to take our popular bioinformatic workshops virtual. Our intent is to offer as close to an experience we can to our in-person workshops. We will hold the same goals and strive for a similar lecture/hand-on ratio. We will be using multiple technologies in order to help facilitate a maximum amount of interaction.
Course lecture, discussions, and one-on-one help/troubleshooting will be conducted using a zoom meeting.
- Each participant will be provided a personal break out room that will allow one-on-one troubleshooting by our staff, screen sharing and even remote control.
- The Chat features of Zoom will not be our primary mode of text communication as its history is not reliable.
- We will stick to a schedule to allow people to plan their day and know when they need to be back at their computers for lecture.
- Video recordings of lectures will be made available to participants.
Because video is involved, we ask everyone to be respectful and we reserve the right to remove someone if they are being disrespectful or disruptive.
Text based communication will be conducted via a Slack channel. Staff will be monitoring the Slack channel to answer questions (and schedule a Zoom break out room if needed). If you know the answer to someone else’s question, feel free to answer it.
We ask for a little more patience as this process is also new to us, but we are committed to providing you the best educational experience we can (under the current conditions).
This workshop is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to the basics of the command line as it is used for bioinformatics. By the end of the third session, participants should:
- Be able to navigate a Unix / Linux file system on the command line
- Copy, rename, move, and edit files
- Pipe command line tools together to create complex commands
- Use a high-performance computing cluster
Workshop materials are all posted on github, and publicly available
Workshop registration site:
Public Github repository listing:
This Introduction to the Command Line for Bioinformatics workshop
A portion of this course will be conducted on our servers and compute cluster (tadpole.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu).
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If you already have, or have had in the past, an account on our systems, then please tell us your username, or email, and we will add you to the workshop. Do not create a new account