Elia Stupka from UCL has suggested organising a day of Next gen sequencing related talks, workshops, software demos and discussion groups. I think it’s an excellent idea. Here’s a copy of his email – please take the time to comment with any suggestions you have about topics for discussions, tutorials you’d like to see and so on. I’m sure offers to speak, run a tutorial or help with the organisation will also be welcome 🙂
Dear London bioinformaticians young and old, newbies and pros,
given the level of interest we have seen in the various genomics days and the VBL seminars and given that often people seem to be seeking advice on how-to setup or improve their data analysis pipelines, I have been thinking of organizing a “techie” day dedicated not so much to scientific presentations, but to give ample space to dsicussing our current pipelines, comparing approaches, and deriving, hopefully by the end of the day, improved methodologies.
The day could be structured into the various applications, e.g. Chip-Seq, RNA-Seq, re-sequencing, small RNA analysis, etc. and each session could have a few speakers presenting their pipelines, a few people putting up posters if they wish to, followed by hands- on discussions.
Since all these events take considerable effort to organize, please let me know if you think it would be beneficial, and if you have any suggestions in terms of format and structure. If there is enough interest I will start looking into it.
best regards to all,