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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


MITE-Seq in a Nutshell
Historically, the ability to characterize all possible amino acid mutations in a gene of interest was a preposterous idea that would require armies of graduate students and postdocs. Today, this is no longer a dream: the creation of MITE-Seq has made saturation mutagenesis a reality.

In this workshop, we will discuss all aspects of the MITE-Seq approach, including assay design, library design, analysis and data visualization, additionally highlighting early use cases from the Broad community. Thinking about MITE? Then this course is for you!

  March 20   Registration has closed.
The Broad Flow Cytometry Facility: Instrumentation, Applications, and Panel Design Tools
This workshop will highlight current instrumentation in the Broad Flow Cytometry Facility and what applications are ideal for each one. We will also go over online tools that are available for helping with panel design and how best to design your experiment for each instrument in the facility.
  April 7   Registration has closed.
Introduction to the Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV)
In this workshop, participants will learn to use the Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV), a popular desktop application for interactive visual exploration of a wide range of genomic data types. This is an introductory level workshop for those who have little or no experience with IGV.

Topics include an overview of the IGV user interface and how to use the application to load and view data, with an emphasis on viewing different types of NGS data. The workshop will include both lecture and hands-on exercises.

  April 12   Register
Registration closes March 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.

September - January

  No Registration Necessary