Smithsonian Targeted Enrichment Workshop: 15 March 2016

Posted February 12, 2016 - 2:59pm

On March 15th, the Smithsonian Institute for Biodiversity Genomics (SIBG) Bioinformatics Group will be hosting an all day target enrichment/bait capture workshop. This workshop is geared toward researchers who currently use or would like to use target capture techniques and data in their research.

The workshop will start with an introductory lecture at 9:30am on March 15th, 2016: Planning a Successful Target Enrichment Project with MYbaits.

Presented by: Alison M. Devault, Ph.D.

Product Manager, MYbaits & NGS

MYcroarray, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Followed by a "hands-on" workshop run by the SIBG Bioinformatics Group, covering:

  • Post Processing of Target Enrichment data
  • Phyluce pipeline on SI Hydra HPC (Faircloth BC. 2015. PHYLUCE is a software package for the analysis of conserved genomic loci. Bioinformatics. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btv646.)
  • The Phyluce package now includes a number of tools spanning: 1) the assembly of raw read data to contigs, 2) the identification of UCE contigs, 3) parallel alignment generation, alignment trimming, and alignment data summary methods in preparation for analysis, 4) alignment and SNP calling using UCE or other types of raw-read data.

Prerequisites: Basic unix command line, an account on the Smithsonian High Performance Computing cluster, Hydra, and knowledge of how to use the system. Paul Frandsen (ORIS/OCIO) will be offering a short Hydra training workshop on Monday March 14th, 2016, from 2pm - 4pm. This training will provide a short introduction to Hydra, which will prepare participants for the exercises given during the targeted enrichment workshop.

When and Where: March 15th, 9:30am-4:30pm, Natural History Museum’s Vertebrate Zoology Seminar Room (WG-33), but will be available to all locations via video conferencing.

Registration: Registration is required and on-site attendance is limited to 40 on-site people. The registration form is here.

For videos of this workshop, please visit our latest news story: Smithsonian Targeted Enrichment Workshop - In Review.