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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


Introduction to PyMOL

PyMOL is a molecular visualization software used to visualize protein, DNA, and RNA in 3D. This software allows the user to view and analyze their system of interest and create high quality images and movies of their work.

This half-day workshop, designed for new and existing users, will be run by a team from Schrödinger, designers of the PyMOL software.

Who should attend
Computational biologists, software engineers, chemists and other Broad Institute employees and affiliates, interested in enhancing their ability to effectively use the PyMOL software. Space is limited to 30 attendees.

How to get PyMOL at the Broad?
It is recommended that you bring your laptop with PyMOL preinstalled and a three button mouse to this workshop. The Broad has a site license for the commercial version of PyMOL for Windows and Mac, to install it please bring your laptop to BITStop at 75A-6001. Alternatively, Mac users can install the PyMOL software themselves using the Self Service Tools by following the directions in this link.

February 11
Registration closes January 31 at 5pm
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