The TACC Institute Series

Immersive Training in Advanced Computation


Computational Techniques for Life Sciences

July 16-20, 2018


Learn the basic skills necessary to develop and execute life sciences workflows on large-scale systems, run parallel analyses, use Bash and Python to chain common life sciences applications together to form more complex workflows, and analyze result data in order to gain useful insights. Spend time one-on-one with TACC's Life Sciences Computing group discussing how to accelerate your existing research or how to start a new project by beginning with the best computational practices.


Tentative Agenda

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30-10:00 Introduction to Computational Techniques for Life Science Research High Performance Computing Software Environment Developing Life Science Workflows Part 1 Best Practices for Reproducibility in Research - Version Control Bring your own code workshop / demos / tours
10:00-10:15Break
10:15-11:45High Performance Computing Part 1 - Introduction to LinuxData Management and Best Practices Developing Life Science Workflows Part 2Best Practices for Reproducibility in Research - Containers
11:45-1:00Lunch and Small Group Discussions
1:00-2:30High Performance Computing Part 2 - Command Line Utilities Programming Break-out. Choice of Intro Python, Intro Rstudio, or Intermed Bash Optimization and Parallelization of workflows for High Performance Computing Part 1 Best Practices for Reproducibility in Research - Workflows Bring your own code workshop / demos / tours
2:30-2:45Break
2:45-4:15Applied Hands-on Command Line - Examples for Life Sciences Programming break-out. Choice of Intermediate Python or Rstudio Optimization and Parallelization of workflows for High Performance Computing Part 2 Best Practices for Reproducibility in Research - Sharing
4:15-4:30Break
4:30-5:00Daily Review and Hands-on Exercises

Prices

Academic: $500 | Corporate: $1200 | STAR Partner: $500 | Student: $150*

*Limited space available. Requires Coupon Code. Contact us for more information.

Registration

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Registration will close on July 9, 2018.


Cancellation/Refund Policy

You may request to cancel your registration and receive a refund (minus $50 administrative charge) up to 14 days before the event starts. Cancellation notices received less than 14 days before the start of the event will not be eligible for a refund.

Parking

Your registration fee covers daily parking expenses during the institute.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, and mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are all covered as part of your registration fee.