Data Therapy 

These sessions will be held bi-weekly on Fridays.  
We welcome beginners and advanced users to generate a productive discussion! 
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CBC Events

Data Therapy Week – 20 : Genome Size Estimation

Friday,  November 17th at 10:30 am at Engineering Science Building (ESB) 304 - Storrs CT

Genome size estimation using K-mer method

Data Therapy Week – 19 : Consultation

Friday,  November 3rd at 10:30 am at Engineering Science Building (ESB) 304 - Storrs CT

Discussion of research problems to address individual needs. 

Please come and discuss your research with us.

Data Therapy Week – 18 : Consultation

Friday,  at 10:30 am at Engineering Science Building (ESB) 304 - Storrs CT

Discussion of research problems to address individual needs.

Data Therapy Week – 17 : Illumina Read Processing

Friday, October 6th at 10:30 am at Engineering Science Building (ESB) 304 - Storrs CT

Processing of Illumina Reads 

Read trimming tools: Sickle, Cutadapt and Trimommatic


Data Therapy Week – 16 : FASTQC: Quality Control of FASTQ Files

Friday, September 22nd at 10:30 am at Engineering Science Building (ESB) 304 - Storrs CT


Evaluating the quality of reads using FASTQC  - before and after trimming 


Data Therapy Week – 15 : Introduction to Linux (How to write scripts)

Friday, September 8th at 11:30 am at Engineering Science Building (ESB) 205 - Storrs CT

-How to write a simple script

-How to use it for multiple files

-How to use it with command line variables


Data Therapy Week – 14 : Introduction to Linux (Basics)

Friday, August 11th at 10:00 am at BioPharm 203 - Storrs CT


Data Therapy Week – 13 : Introduction to Unix and HPC with Xanadu!

Friday, July 28th at 10:00 am at BioPharm 203 - Storrs CT


Data Therapy Week – 12 : RNA-Seq Challenges

Friday, July 14th at 10:00 am at BioPharm 203 - Storrs CT


Data Therapy Week – 11 : Introduction to Xanadu HPC (Storrs)

Friday, June 30th at 10:00 am at BioPharm 203 - Storrs CT

- Introduction to the Xanadu Cluster 

CBC_DataTherapy_HPC_Xanadu_introduction (Download  .ppt)


Data Therapy Week – 10 : Metatranscriptomics

Friday, June 16th at 10:00 am at BioPharm 203 - Storrs CT

- Focus of Metatranscriptomics:

- Common RNA Seq techniques 

- Challengers 

- Typical Analytical Pipeline

- Read or Transcript Processing

- Visualizing Results


Data Therapy Week – 09 : HPC Basics and Introduction to Xanadu Cluster

Friday, June 2nd at 10:00 am in R1401 Cell and Genome Science Building - Farmington, CT

- Introduction to High Performance Computing 

- A Typical HPC cluster

- Connecting to Xanadu Cluster 

- Common Linux Commands

- Software on the Cluster and How to Access

- Composing a (SLURM) Script for Xanadu Cluster



Data Therapy Week – 08 : Metagenomics

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

- General workflow

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

- General Challenges / Considerations

- Marker 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 in your computer and type: http://localhost:8000 to view your working directory and to open pdf and image files.

- 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

Friday, November 17th

Genome Size Estimation

10:30 am :: ESB 304

Storrs CT

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