Broad Workshops

BroadE workshops bring researchers in the extended Broad community together so they can learn from one another. BroadE workshops (the 'E' stands for education) offer insights and share hands-on training in breakthrough technologies, high-throughput methods, and computational tools not typically found in conventional research labs. Through this ongoing series, which is open to Broad staff and to researchers at MIT, Harvard and Harvard-affiliated hospitals, the Broad community hopes to extend the impact of its science and openly share new methods.

 

New Registration System

It’s official — BroadE is a rousing success! In fact, demand is so high that our workshops quickly reach capacity, sometimes only minutes after being posted.

To meet this overwhelming demand and promote access to all in our community, we will repeat our most popular workshops during the coming year.

In addition, we will implement a new registration system for BroadE workshops occurring in June 2013 and later. Going forward, when a BroadE workshop is announced, we will also open a one-week application period. Participants will be selected from the pool of applicants who register during this period. In selecting participants from this pool, we will consider:

  • the applicant’s home institution
  • the applicant’s lab
  • whether the applicant has participated in previous workshops

This new registration practice will help us to ensure that BroadE workshops reach a diverse, balanced group of Broadies.

 

Upcoming Workshops

2014-2015        
GenePattern
Participants will learn to use GenePattern features, including an intuitive graphical user interface for users at all levels of computational sophistication; a comprehensive repository of clustering, prediction, preprocessing, and visualization modules for analysis of microarray data; a pipeline environment that allows users to chain tasks together to create and share methodologies; a module integration environment that allows rapid, code-free integration of new tools; and a programming environment that allows users to access GenePattern modules from the Java, MATLAB, and R programming languages.
  September 12   Registration is closed

   
Using CellProfiler for Biological Image Analysis   September 19    
 
   
Statistical Genetics   September 29    
 
   
Firehose Workshop
This workshop will have 4 sections.
  1. Introduction: This section will cover history, current stats, and the conceptual framework of Firehose, and will demonstrate the many FH workflows (e.g., GDAC, GTEx) and the many tools available.
  2. How to run a project: This section will focus on the actual process of running a project in Firehose and discuss Firehose features and tools. It will describe the steps needed to set up and run a project in Firehose including importing data, using workflows, working with samples (sets, pairs, and individuals), and running tasks.
  3. Advanced: This section will describe some more advanced features of Firehose along with basic troubleshooting, and will cover the use of FUSE and Redshirt.
  4. Tool installation: This section of the workshop will demonstrate the steps necessary to put a tool into the Firehose workflow. This section is for tool builders and more advanced users of Firehose.
  October 2    
 
   
Drug Discovery 101   November 3    
 
   
LINCS/CMAP   November 24    
 
   
Primer on Medical and Population Genetics
The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics series includes informal discussions of basic topics relevant to medical and population genetics by speakers drawn from across the Broad community. The target audience includes technicians, grad students, postdocs and established investigators just entering the field of complex trait genetics with the goal of bringing all up to speed on basic principles of human genetic variation, genotyping and sequencing methods, statistics, and analysis.

Please note: When the weekly MPG meeting is cancelled (due to weather, conflicting events, etc.) Primers are also cancelled.
  Thursdays
September - January

 
  No Registration Necessary