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“Next-Generation Sequencing Workshop” at Cornell

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: February 19, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) will be offering computational support for the “Next-Generation Sequencing Workshop” organized jointly by the Computational Biology Service Unit (CBSU), the Center for Vertebrate Genomics (CVG), and the Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics (3CPG). The workshop is open to members of the CVG and 3CPG laboratories.

The workshop will be held during six weekly sessions on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm, starting March 10 and running through April 21 at Warren Hall. The emphasis will be on practical, hands-on training in next generation sequencing technologies and associated bioinformatics analysis.

Workshop instructors will include Qi Sun, Jaroslaw Pillardy, and Lalit Ponnala (Computational Biology Service Unit), Peter Schweitzer (DNA Sequencing and Genotyping Core Facility), Zhangjun Fei (Boyce Thompson Institute), Josh Waterfall (Lis Lab), Charles Danko (Siepel Lab), and Tristan Lefebure (Stanhope Lab).

An optional practicum in which participants work through detailed exercises with sample data sets will be available. An orientation meeting on how to use CAC computational resources and how to open an account at CAC will be held 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, March 4 at the Carpenter Engineering Library ACCEL classroom.

Please visit for complete workshop and registration information.

The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) is a leader in high-performance computing systems, applications, and data solutions that enable research success. As an early technology adopter and rapid prototyper, CAC helps researchers accelerate scientific discovery. CAC is funded by Cornell University, the National Science Foundation, and other leading public agencies, foundations, and corporations. For additional information, visit