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[Arabidopsis] May 16-17: Workshop on NGS & metabolomics, UNC Charlotte

Loraine, Ann via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by Ann.Loraine from uncc.edu)
Thu Feb 21 08:49:04 EST 2013

Dear Colleagues,

If you are considering using high-throughput sequencing methods in your
research, please join us in Charlotte, NC May 16-17 for the
the 2013 UNCC Workshop in Next-Generation Sequencing and Metabolomics

WiNGS is a two-day workshop designed to help researchers learn about
bioinformatics methods for working with large-scale data sets, especially
data from high-throughput sequencing and metabolomics.

This two-day workshop begins Thursday, May 16 at 1 pm with six talks
describing research questions and results from high-throughput sequencing
or metabolomics studies. On Friday, May 17, attendees will get hands-on
experience using methods introduced in the Thursday lectures. Computer
workstations and example data sets will be provided.

For schedule and registration, please see

Presenters and topics scheduled thus far include:

Joe Kieber (UNC Chapel Hill)
"Analysis of cytokinin-regulated gene networks"

Melissa Cline (UC Santa Cruz)
"Pathway analysis made easy with Cytoscape"

ZhengChang Su (UNC Charlotte)
"Elucidation of cis-regulatory modules through integrative analysis of
ChIP-seq datasets"

Ann Loraine (UNC Charlotte)
"Visual analysis of high-throughput data with Integrated Genome Browser"

Matt Vaughn (iPlant and Texas Advanced Computing Center)
"Scalable metagenomic analysis using the iPlant Discovery Environment and

Xiuxia Du (UNC Charlotte)
"Data analysis workflow for mass spectrometry-based metabolomics"

James Taylor (Emory University)
"Bioinformatics workflows in Galaxy"

Registration cost is $150 until March 31. After that, registration is $175
until close of registration on May 1. Registration covers conference
materials and meals during the meeting, including the opening reception
Thursday evening May 16.

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at a UNCC
rate of $119/night at the nearby Holiday Inn a short walk from the
Conference Center. 

Four travel awards and 10 registration scholarships are available to
broaden participation in bioinformatics and genomics.

Four $350 travel awards are available for faculty. If you teach at a PUI
and/or an historically minority-serving college or if you are a member of
an under-represented group in bioinformatics, please consider requesting a
travel award to attend WiNGS. Each faculty travel award also includes a
registration scholarship.

To request a faculty travel award, visit

In addition, six registration scholarships are available for students.

To request a student registration scholarship, visit


Ann Loraine, on behalf of the
WiNGS organizing committee

Ann Loraine, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
North Carolina Research Campus
600 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
aloraine from uncc.edu

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