INLS 890-259 Applied Bioinformatics for Organizations and Operations

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Are you looking to understand genomic analysis at a level of detail necessary to empower discussions of the most impactful concepts?

We are pleased to introduce: Applied Bioinformatics for Organizations and Operations

In this class, you will be exposed to some of the most important vocabulary used by molecular analysts today. Additionally, through workshopping exercises, you will be exposed to a set of skills prioritized for aspiring leaders responsible for cutting-edge projects and biopharma groups or organizations. Each class will begin with a short talk to introduce essential concepts and jargon, to be followed by short, hands-on, real-world exercises to be performed on a virtual machine you will provision yourself from a top cloud services provider. At the end of this course, you will have gained a realistic “view from the trenches” aimed at demystifying the challenges faced by a typical bioinformatician in the field. You will further be comfortable reading, writing and speaking the common parlance of the field. The class will culminate in published works from each student, either in the form of an accepted poster abstract, a curated dataset, or both.

The course will be taught by Dr. Kimberly Robasky, a Senior Translational Scientist at UNC Chapel Hill’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). In her current role at RENCI, Dr. Robasky supports funding development for topics such as strategy for genomic data analytics and integration with clinical value chains, as well as best practices for new business development in clinical and RUO genomic initiatives. Dr. Robasky is also an adjunct to the Genetics Department and to the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC, bringing over 20 years’ experience in broad cyberinfrastructure topics. Prior to joining RENCI, Dr. Robasky worked with Quintiles as a scientific thought-leader for biomedical product development. Dr. Robasky earned her PhD in Bioinformatics at Boston University on a fellowship from George Church’s Lab in Harvard’s Department of Genetics.

Applied Bioinformatics for Organizations and Operations with Kimberly Robasky (890-259)

Thursday, 3:30pm-4:45pm at the HSL 333