Data Therapy 

These sessions will be held bi-weekly on Fridays.  Join us, and the next session will be on May 19th !!! 
We welcome beginners and advanced users to generate a productive discussion! 
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CBC Events

Data Therapy Week – 09 : TOPIC TBA

Friday, June 2nd at 10:00 am in BioPharm 203.

Data Therapy Week – 08 : Metagenomics

Friday, May 19th at 10:00 am in BioPharm 203.

- General workflow

- Resources ( 16S / Genomes / Metagenomes / Function )

- General Challengers / Considerations

- Maker Genes

- Bioinformatics workflow 


Data Therapy Week – 07 : RNA-Seq

Friday, May 5th at 10:00 am in BioPharm 203.

- RNA-Seq versus Microarrays

- RNA-Seq workflow

- Designing the Study

- Paired versus Single-End

- Analysis Challenges

- One Gene: Two Isoforms: Opposite Functions

- Quality Control

- Read Mapping or Assembly

- Generating Raw Reads

- Differential Expression


Data Therapy Week – 06 : Introduction to HPC Resources

Friday, April 21st at 10:00 am in BioPharm 203.

- BBC cluster and it's different nodes

How to open a graphical terminal to display (pdf and image files)

- In the cluster working directory (or in Home directory), using a terminal type: python -m SimpleHTTPServer
- In a new terminal using your PC/lap-top run: ssh -NL 8000:localhost:8000 <user_name>  , and leave the terminal window open.
- Then open a browser window on your computer and type: http://localhost:8000 to see your working directory and to open pdf and image files to view.

- How to submit a single job and a array job using qsub

- Data transfering

Data Therapy Week – 05 : ChIP-Seq

Friday, April 7th at 10:00 am in BioPharm 203.


Data Therapy Week – 04 : RADSeq

Friday, March 24th at 10:00 am in BioPharm 203.


Data Therapy Week – 03 : Genome Assembly

Friday March 3rd at 10.00 am in BioPharm 203
Discussed ideal sequencing strategies for de-novo genome assembly of  Non-model species.

Discussed genome assembly tools/softwares e.g.: MaSuRCA, Allpaths, SOAPdenovo2, SPAdes

What type of sequencing data is better when you are doing a population studies?

How to go about doing assembly when you have RAD-seq data.

CBC Open House 2017

Friday, 24th of February at  Grossman Auditorium, Cell and Genome Science Building, UConn Health Center.  [schedule]

Data Therapy Week – 02 : Discussion on Databases

 Friday, Feb. 17th at 10:00am in BioPharm 203.

Data Therapy Week – 01 : Introduction to the CBC and the resources

Feb 3rd 2017

Next Session

June 2nd 2017

10 am @ BioPharm 203

Topic: TBA


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