CBC Newsletter January 2017

January 2017 - Updates from the ISG Computational Biology Core (CBC)

Expanding the CBC Team!
Two new members have recently joined the CBC team.  Dr. Vijender Singh joined in October 2016 as our new lead bioinformatics scientist.  He comes to us with several years of experience in genomics and bioinformatics from the Center of Gene Regulation and Expression at the University of Dundee.  Dr. Neranjan Perera joined us as a Postdoctoral Scholar in December 2016.  He recently obtained his PhD in Chemistry here at UConn and trained in the CBC for one year before joining.  Both of our new members are looking forward to working with you!
Starting this Friday, Feb 3rd: Group Data Therapy Sessions!
We will be leading hour long sessions every other Friday at 10am.  Bring your data woes to our first session this Friday, Feb. 3rd.    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 will reserve a room once we have an idea of how many of you need therapy.
9:30am - 4:30pm in the Genome and Cell Sciences Building at UCHC in Farmington.
This full day event will provide information on our new hardware capacities, software offerings/training, research talks, and details on the types of support provided by our team.  Lunch will be provided as well as shuttle transport from Storrs to UCHC.  A full schedule of events will be provided shortly!
Bioinformatics Summer Workshops
New CBC training workshops will be offered this summer.  These are offered as 2 or 3 full days (depending on the topic and level).  The courses will range in cost from $500-$700 and are open to undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.  We will be offering an RNA-Seq course this April and want to hear from you on other topics of interest!  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.
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!
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