Scientific Workshops

Deep Sequencing Workshop

This hands-on, 5-day training event is aimed at introducing the concepts of performing high throughput bioinformatics analysis on the NYUAD HPC (Dalma), using the workflows/pipelines developed by the Core Bioinformatics. It addressed De novo genome assembly, De novo metagenomic analysis, RNA-seq analysis, Single Cell RNAseq analysis, CHIP-seq analysis, variant detection (SNPs/Indels), and data visualization. As this workshop aimed to prepare and train participants on performing these types of analysis in a high performance- computing environment, we used the opportunity to train participants in the usage of BioSAILs. We had preselected two online courses for the participants to attend before attending the workshops, which introduced Linux & the command line interface, as we as the R statistical language. The workshop took short introduction talks/presentations on each subject, followed by hands-on data analysis. It was organized and jointly delivered, between NYU-AD and NYU-NY. The topics covered included:

Deep Sequence Analysis Boot Camp II (2018)
  • How the HPC is organized and partitioned.
  • SLURM commands.
  • The NYUAD Core Bioinformatics workflows/pipelines.
  • NGS data and formats.
  • Data quality checking and quality trimming.
  • Sequence alignment, software, methods & file formats.
  • De novo metagenomics analysis, software, and methods.
  • De novo genome analysis, software, and methods.
  • RNA-seq analysis (Expression profiling and Differential gene expression), software, methodology, and file 
  • Single-cell RNAseq analysis using the popular R package “Seurat”. 

  • Variant detection & variant annotation (SNPs & Indels), software, methodology, and file formats.
  • CHIP-seq analysis.
  • Data visualization for Variant detection as well as RNAseq data exploration and plotting.

Hands-on Workshop in Bioinformatics: Introduction to Bioinformatics

The Bioinformatics workshop is designed to cover key bioinformatics concepts and tools required to analyze genomic data sets. Participants were exposed to the most recent trends in the field and gained experience in data analysis for DNA and RNA expression datasets. This workshop included several hands-on sessions, few research presentations, and an opportunity for participants to discuss their projects and ideas.

Biology Exchange

The Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, the NYUAD Technology Core Platforms, and the NYUAD Science Division co-organize the NYUAD Biology Exchange (BioEx). BioEx brings NYUAD researchers to discuss and share their expertise on techniques and core platforms, including sequencing, bioinformatics, and microscopy.

Career Development Workshops

Applying for Faculty Positions Workshop

A panel discussion for postdoctoral associates and research scientists, 'Applying for Faculty Positions,' led by Justin Blau and NYUAD standing faculty. This discussion allows NYUAD researchers to learn the best practices and processes for applying to future faculty positions.

How to Give an Effective Research Workshop?

This workshop led by Justin Blau, provided researchers with the ability to improve their communication skills, gain expert knowledge, and gain the confidence to discuss their research in public.

Grant Writing for Researchers and Junior Faculty

In this workshop, 'Grant Writing for Researchers and Junior Faculty,' Justin Blau taught participants how to write a successful grant proposal to NYUAD researchers.