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The American Society of Human Genetics to Host Seminar on Cloud-Scale Educational Resources for Modern Genomics

From the ASHG Website:

“The shift of biomedical data and computational tools to the cloud is opening new opportunities for research-grade resources to be accessible by a wide range of audiences, including students, regardless of their institute’s computational infrastructure. Educators can now leverage these exciting cloud data and tools to make basic genomics concepts and applications more tangible to students. 

While the growth of cloud-based resources is an exciting development for experienced researchers, using such resources to create educational materials requires dedicated effort. Educators need to know how the cloud products and platforms work together, and how to make use of these resources for their teaching objectives. The aim of this webinar is to support educators by demonstrating how they can find and use cloud-based tools and data to build exercises for their students, and helping them fit these resources into a curricular structure. This webinar explores how educators can apply the NHGRI Analysis Visualization and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) to their genomics curriculum. It will showcase different cloud platforms and tools for bioinformatic analysis like Terra, Dockstore, Jupyter Notebooks, and Galaxy. Participants will learn how to find open-source example datasets in the cloud that match teaching needs and how to make those datasets accessible to students so that they can explore different genomic concepts like sequencing formats, whole-genome analysis, and gene expression analysis. 

Participants will walk away with teaching examples they can use as templates for their own course. The skills participants will learn in this webinar will extend to other scientific use cases, datasets, and tools beyond the examples shown.”

This event will take place on July 28th at 1:00 PM EDT

Overview of Presentation

  • Select open-source example data and make it accessible to students through AnVIL         
  • Identify educational resources they can use as building blocks for a course           
  • Design hands-on exercises using AnVIL features to teach basic genomics