Each student will be provided with a laptop (if needed) and internet access for the duration of the course. You can also bring your own laptop to the course provided it meets the following requirements: 1) a standard browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) that is up-to-date with security patches and bug fixes, 2) wireless internet capacity, and 3) the ability to view and modify plain text files and spreadsheets (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel). Both PCs and Macs are acceptable as long as they're updated with all security patches and bug fixes.
The Genome Access Course is open to all on a first-come, first-served registration system. It is most beneficial for bench scientists transitioning into projects that require intensive analysis or integration of large data sets. The course will introduce you to publicly available resources, and it will also help you develop a vocabulary that can be used to collaborate with computational scientists.
If you already have significant programming or data analysis experience, this course is not appropriate for you. For more detailed curriculum on methods used in computational biology, please see the Foundations of Computational Genomics course.
Students interested in the practical aspects of software development are encouraged to apply to the course on Programming for Biology.
Students who would like in-depth training in the analysis of next-generation sequencing data (e.g., genome assembly and annotation, SNP calling, and the detection of structural variants) may be interested in the course on Advanced Sequencing Technologies & Applications.
Finally, please see the course on Statistical Methods for Functional Genomics if you would like training in the statistical analysis of high-throughput genomics data.
The curriculum of The Genome Access Course has been developed in conjunction with staff at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute (Hinxton, UK) who teach a parallel series of courses in the UK; see the Open Door Workshops for more information.
Major support provided by: Helmsley Charitable Trust.
Limited financial aid is available; please apply in writing to Maureen Morrow describing your need for financial support.
Academic Package (two nights of housing): $1,100
Corporate Package (two nights of housing): $1,830
Academic No-Housing Package: $780
Corporate No-Housing Package :$1,380
Extra nights at $270 per night
All packages cover registration, food, coffee breaks, and a reception. Transportation to and from Cold Spring Harbor is not included. Full payment is due three weeks prior to the course.