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BroadE Workshops

Demand for BroadE workshops is so high that they often fill quickly. To manage demand, we are continuing to increase the number of times we offer our workshops, and we have implemented a one-week registration period for all BroadE workshops. Participants are selected from the pool of applicants who register during this period.

Everyone who registers has an equal chance of being accepted. Registrants are given a priority number at random, and registrants with high priority numbers are put on a participant list. This list may be revised to ensure that BroadE workshops reach a diverse group of Broadies based on the following factors:

  • the applicant’s home institution
  • the applicant’s lab
  • whether the applicant has previously participated in this particular workshop
  • whether the applicant was previously waitlisted for this particular workshop
  • whether the applicant was previously selected to attend this particular workshop and failed to attend without notifying the BroadE organizers

We offer our most popular workshops several times throughout the year. If you are not selected to attend a workshop the first time you register, we encourage you to apply for a future session.


Upcoming Workshops


Analysis of Biological Images with CellProfiler
CellProfiler is an open-source, freely-downloadable software designed for large-scale, automated analysis of biological images. Attendees will have a hands-on experience with CellProfiler, followed by case-studies on High Content Screening and cell-type classification. At the end of the workshop there will be a breakout session where attendees receive guidance on analyzing their own image data.
May 16
Registration April 23-27

Overview and Interpretation of GTEx resources: eQTLs and gene expression



  Date: TBD
Using Morpheus for Matrix Visualization and Analysis
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn to use Morpheus, a web-based application for matrix visualization and analysis. Participants will learn how to interact with multiple data types (e.g., gene expression and mutation in a heat-map-based view) and how to cluster, sort, and filter their data. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own data.
  This workshop is being rescheduled. When a new date is selected, registration will re-open.
Genetic Perturbations for Functional Genomics: RNAi, CRISPRs, ORFs Description and official title TBD ;   October 16
Hail   October 31
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.

September - January
No Registration Necessary