3-days Offline Hands-on Workshop on
“Introductory Omics and RNA-seq Data Analysis”
11-13 July, 2024

Organised by the Bio-IT Centre at IBAB, Bengaluru

As of Jul 1, 2024, the workshop seats have been filled up. In case of availability, we may open up the registration form on Jul 5, 2024. Watch this space.

The themes of the workshop include:

  • Introduction to UNIX and R programming
  • Hands-on training in the usage of UNIX and R commands
  • Types of Omics Data, Databases and Bioinformatics tools
  • Introduction to NGS technologies and analysis pipelines
  • RNA-seq analysis using HISAT2 and DESeq2
  • Online and commandline tools for data visualization & interpretation

Target Audience:

The workshop is aimed at students, researchers, and technicians who wish to include omics, particularly transcriptomics and RNA-seq, in their work but may not have sufficient training in/awareness of the required workflows. Ph.D. scholars/postdoctoral fellows/JRFs/faculty involved in molecular biology or clinical research are encouraged to apply. The workshop will also be beneficial to those pursuing M.Sc./M.Tech. in Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Microbiology/Biosciences who may be interested in transitioning to Omics-focused opportunities in academia or industry. Teachers from undergraduate, medical and postgraduate teaching institutions and research institutes across Karnataka are especially encouraged to apply. Minimal eligibility is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

Only 30 candidates will be selected for this workshop on a first-come basis.

To register, use this form: https://forms.gle/zEFs8J6D8c6X5kGe8

Registration Fee (inclusive of GST):

Bachelor’s studentsINR 2,000
Master’s studentsINR 3,000
Research students (PhD, JRF, SRF, PA) and Technicians INR 4,000
Postdoctoral fellows, Faculty, and LecturersINR 6,000
Industrial applicantsINR 10,000

The fees listed above are only for those studying/working in India. If you are studying/working abroad, please email workshops@ibab.ac.in for fee and payment details.

Registration deadline is 07th July 2024.

What is included in the Registration Fee?

The fee covers food and on-campus accommodation (on sharing basis) from the evening of 10 Jul 2024 to the evening of 13 Jul 2024. All participants have to arrange for their own transport to and from IBAB. Each participant will be assigned an individual workstation for the duration of the workshop.

About Bio-IT Centre:

The Bio-IT Research and Training Centre (Bio-IT Centre) was established at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) in 2010 with support from the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeITY), the Government of India, and the Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka. Bio-IT Centre has a state-of-art sequencing facility with the high-throughput sequencer HiSeq 2500 and several accessory equipments such as a Hi-Scan system for Illumina bead array and microarray-based imaging, Qubit, C-bot, Covaris, Bio-analyzer and Agilent 2200 Tape-station for the processing of DNA and RNA samples, Stratagene Mx 3000 for Real-Time PCR, and 3500 Dx Genetic Analyzer for capillary electrophoresis based sequencing. Bio-IT Centre provides sequencing and analysis services in either collaborative or service mode. The Centre also regularly organizes introductory and advanced bioinformatics and NGS analysis workshops.

About IBAB:

IBAB, located in Electronic City, Bengaluru, is a unique institution engaged in education, research, and entrepreneur-supported programs. IBAB’s mission is to catalyze the growth of India’s biotechnology and bioinformatics industries. IBAB offers a unique M.Sc. degree program (with dual specialization in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology), an interdisciplinary Ph.D. research program, and a Post Graduate Diploma Programme (in Big Data Biology). The institute has strong research programs in various disciplines such as Cancer Biology, Infectious Disease Biology, Synthetic Biology, Molecular Parasitology, Microbial Genomics, Structural Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, and Drug Discovery and Mathematical Biology.This is evident by the educational qualification, peer-reviewed publications, academic and industrial collaborations, and teaching experienceof well-trained faculty members. The institute has excellent infrastructure and a vibrant environment conducive to cutting-edge research. For more information, please visit https://www.ibab.ac.in/.