PU-CBi – TEIN*CC Joint Workshop on Next-Generation Sequencing Application



PU-CBi – TEIN*CC Joint Workshop on Next-Generation Sequencing Application

PU-CBi - TEIN*CC Joint Workshop on Next-Generation Sequencing Application

The Perdana University – Centre for Bioinformatics (PU-CBi) and Trans Eurasia Information Network (STAR) Cooperation Center (TEIN*CC) will come together for the first time to jointly organise a workshop on Next-Generation Sequencing Application, which will be held at Perdana University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2nd to 4th December 2014. The workshop is fully sponsored by TEIN*CC under their Trans-Eurasia Information Network Generation Four (TEIN4) project, aimed at enhancing exchange and cooperation among research and education communities in Asia and between Asia and Europe. This workshop is also supported by the Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN).

Next generation sequencing (NGS) is a high throughput approach to sequencing the code of life, the genetic material of an organism (DNA or RNA). NGS has become a commodity and will be of reach to more traditional biologists with the commercialization of various affordable desktop sequencers. It has largely driven the ‘omics’ revolution, allowing the description of the molecular landscape of an organism with astonishing depth and breadth. However, as the data deluge continues to rise rapidly, the analysis bottleneck to glean knowledge from the data remains.

This workshop is designed for wet-lab biologists, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists who are embarking upon research projects that will require the analysis of next generation sequence data. It will provide an introduction to data analyses pipeline, tools and resources for genomics and transcriptomics of next generation sequence data. Two international experts on NGS have been invited to facilitate the workshop, Dr. Fredj Tekaia of the Institut Pasteur, France and Dr. Setia Pramana of the Institute of Statistics, Indonesia and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

Registration was open to a large number of TEIN4 partner countries, including Malaysia. A total of 30 applicants have been shortlisted to attend the workshop from 80 registrants. The selected participants cover a large number of TEIN4 partner countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Pakistan and Vietnam. This event will be the first PU-CBi workshop with such a large international representation.

More information on the workshop can be obtained at:
http://bioinfo.perdanauniversity.edu.my/tein4ngs/

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