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[Arabidopsis] UNC Charlotte Symposium and RNA-seq Data Analysis Workshop May 13-14

Loraine, Ann via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by Ann.Loraine from uncc.edu)
Wed Apr 2 03:46:53 EST 2014

Please share this announcement with your students and colleagues:

The UNC Charlotte Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics is organizing a=
 symposium and bioinformatics workshop for May 13-14. The meeting will be h=
eld at the UNC Charlotte Center City Campus in uptown Charlotte, close to m=
useums, restaurants, and other attractions.

For schedule and updated announcements, see:


Events will commence after lunch on Tuesday, May 13 with a Symposium follow=
ed by a buffet-style dinner and networking reception.

Symposium speakers and topics include:

Gloria Muday, Wake Forest University
A kinetic analysis of the auxin and ethylene transcriptomes to investigate =
hormone crosstalk.

Colleen Doherty, NC State University

Want more out of high-throughput data? Change your perspective.

Beth Krizek, University of South Carolina
Regulation of flower development by two related AIL/PLT transcription facto=

Jessica Schlueter, UNC Charlotte
Mapping the Oat Genome.

Jeff Harper, University of Nevada, Reno
Pollen - a model for calcium ion signaling and insights into stress toleran=

Mark Johnson, Brown University & Ravi Palanivelu, University of Arizona
Caught in the act: Pollen-Pistil Transcriptomics

Xiangqin Cui, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ann Loraine, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Three things you need to know about RNA-Seq data analysis.

On Wednesday, May 14 we=92ll host three integrated workshops on RNA-Seq dat=
a analysis using an example data set provided by the Pollen Research Coordi=
nation Network<http://pollennetwork.org>. Participants will learn how to pe=
rform an RNA-Seq data analysis from beginning to end, starting with data pr=
ocessing, continuing with statistical analysis, and ending with biological =
interpretation. In the workshops, you=92ll learn about easy-to-use and powe=
rful tools for doing reproducible, statistical analyses (RStudio and knitr)=
, popular =93command-line=94 tools for data processing (samtools, tophat, b=
edtools), and easy-to-use visual interfaces for visualization and biologica=
l interpretation, such as Integrated Genome Browser, Integrative Genome Vie=
wer, FastQC, and others. Immediately following the workshop, the Pollen RCN=
 will hold its 2014 annual meeting and discuss insights gained from the wor=
kshop. To ensure everyone can be accommodated we=92re asking attendees to r=
egister for the Pollen RCN meeting using the pollen Web site - pollennetwor=
Workshop instructors include Ann Loraine (UNC Charlotte), Xiangqin Cui (Bio=
statistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham), Naim Matesci (iPlant and =
the University of Arizona), and students from the Dept. of Bioinformatics a=
nd Genomics at UNC Charlotte.
The cost of registration is:
$100 for students
$150 for individual, not-for-profit
$300 all others
Registration ends April 30.

A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted conference rate at the n=
earby Holiday Inn Express. The hotel will hold the rooms until 5pm April 12=
 (Saturday), so please be sure to register and reserve your room as soon as=
 possible. Please see the hotel section on the conference Web site for more=


Ann Loraine
Chair, WiNGS 2014 Organizing Committee
Ivory Blakely
Workshop Coordinator

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