CBC Newsletter July 2017

July 2017 - Updates from the ISG Computational Biology Core (CBC)
 
Group Data Therapy Sessions - Biweekly on Fridays at 10:00am!
We welcome beginners and advanced users to generate a productive discussion.  To get an idea of the group size (and your general interests) - we have a very quick survey.  We generally meet in BioPharm 203 (Storrs).  
 
We will be hosting our second UCH Data Therapy Session to provide an introduction to Unix, HPC and specifically the Xanadu cluster on Friday, July 28th at 10:00am.  
 
The following session (August 11th) will focus on Python for Bioinformatics
 
New Server - More Cores!  Welcome to Xanadu!
If you are seeking more resources - memory and cores - obtain a UCH account (CAM) here: http://bioinformatics.uconn.edu/contact-us/ (select UCH)
 
This will provide access to our new cluster Xanadu.  Xanadu utilizes Slurm rather than SGE for job management.  To learn how to access and interact with the Xanadu cluster, please go here:

Announcing Winter Workshops
CBC Workshops are offered across 2-3 full days (cost: $700).  They are open to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.  Each class enrolls a maximum of 10 students and provides hands-on training and background for genomics data analysis.  Use the following survey to tell us about the training you or your group members need.
 
ChIP-Seq: Experimental Design and Analysis
Dates: December 2017 (TBA)
Location: UCH Campus
 
Geneious!
The CBC is now hosting five commercial floating licenses for the Geneious software package.  To access these licenses - please follow the instructions posted here:
 
To learn more about Geneious, visit: http://www.geneious.com
 
Need Pathways?  Access GeneXPlain!
The CBC is hosting a site license for the GeneXPlain web-based platform that can be accessed here: http://genexplain.cam.uchc.edu/bioumlweb/
 
 
Login e-mail is your CAM username.
 
Note: You will need a UCH account (also known as a CAM account) to access Geneious and GeneXPlain. 
 
To obtain a UCH CAM account - go here: http://bioinformatics.uconn.edu/contact-us/ (select UCH)
 
Need support?
Starting a new project or have one on the horizon?  Need a consultation, hardware access, or a piece of software installed on the cluster?  Fill out the account request/support form:
 
Want help from the comfort of your office? Ping us on our new Slack channel.  Anyone with a uconn.edu OR a uchc.edu address can join #bioinformatics_help using (uconn-cbc.slack.com)
 
Upcoming proposal? 
Request a letter from the CBC, Center for Genome Innovation (CGI), and/or the new Proteomics Core:
 
Recently published a manuscript that benefited from support or hardware at the CBC?  Please tell us!
 
Keep Connected/Updated!
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Subscribe to the mailing list (bioinformatics-L) here: https://listserv.uconn.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A0=BIOINFORMATICS-L

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