Bioinformatics Activities in Canada & Worldwide

Upcoming Activities Worldwide

Upcoming Activities in Canada

Bioinformatics Activities in Ontario


The Ontario Genomics Institute is supportive of the bioinformatics community and hosts a number of bioinformatics tool training sessions across the province. Below is a listing of upcoming events within Ontario:


TorBUG - Toronto Bioinformatics User Group

TorBUG




Shannon Human Splicing Pipeline Webinar

The Shannon Human Splicing Pipeline is an information theory-based tool for splicing mutation detection and analysis on a genome-scale. It offers high-throughput variant analysis and can examine – for example – 211,049 variants in 1 hour 12 minutes on an I7-based CPU. The software has been implemented for the CLC-Bio Genomics Workbench platform. Variants are annotated to indicate the context of novel mutations as well as common and rare SNPs with splicing effects. Potential natural and cryptic mRNA splicing variants are identified, and null mutations are distinguished from leaky mutations. Variants determined to be potentially deleterious can be viewed in tabular format, as plots, or genome browser tracks. A post-hoc filtering process can further reduce the number of resulting variants. Some pipeline results will be examined, pipeline implementation will be described, and the post-hoc filtering process will be discussed.
Check out a recently published paper: Shirley BC, Mucaki EJ, Whitehead T, Costea PI, Akan P, Rogan PK. Interpretation, Stratification and Evidence for Sequence Variants Affecting mRNA Splicing in Complete Human Genome Sequences. Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2013 Mar 14. PubMed PMID: 23499923

The presentation will be led by Ben Shirley, the chief developer of the Shannon Human Splicing Pipeline. The webinar will be appropriate for all levels of researchers interested in using the software to reduce a genome-scale list of splicing variants to a tractable set of potentially deleterious mutations, suitable for further analysis in the laboratory.

We require all attendees to register so please click the following link: Register for webinar on April 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm.

On the day of the webinar, you will be able to access the webinar by clicking here and entering as a guest.

Please be sure to provide your name, title, institution and valid email address so that we can send you an email with webinar details and instructions.



Advanced Topics in Genome-Wide Association (GWA) Studies

This five-day course will cover many current topics that arise in current GWA efforts through lecture-based seminars and practical exercises. At the end of the course, students will have familiarity with principles of GWA analysis, rare variant analysis, 1,000 genomes imputation, penalized regression methods, parent-of-origin effects and epigenetic measures.

Course Dates: June 3 to June 7, 2013

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Course Fees: Students: $700 + HST; Non-students: $850 + HST

Registration: Open March 1 to May 1, 2013 http://gwas.events.oicr.on.ca/gwas-home

Prerequisites: Students should have basic knowledge of genetics and statistics. Familiarity with R and LINUX is also required. Students should have basic knowledge of GWAS analysis.



Bioinformatics Activities in British Columbia


Genome BC is supportive of the bioinformatics community and hosts a number of bioinformatics tool training sessions across the province. Below is a listing of upcoming events within British Columbia:


VanBUG - Vancouver Bioinformatics User Group

VanBUG




Bioinformatics Activities in Quebec


Genome Quebec is supportive of the bioinformatics community and hosts a number of bioinformatics tool training sessions across the province. Below is a listing of upcoming events within Quebec:


MonBUG - Montreal Bioinformatics User Group

MonBUG


Semantic Trilogy '13
ICBO 4 | CSWS 4 | DILS 9
JULY 6 - 12, 2013 | Montreal, Qc, Canada