CCDL RNA-Seq Workshop, Chicago, IL. June 24-26, 2019


The Childhood Cancer Data Lab powered by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is hosting a workshop to introduce childhood cancer researchers to reproducible analysis of bulk and single-cell transcriptomic data.

We expect attendees to bring a laptop (running Windows 10 Professional or higher, Mac OS X, or a Linux operating system) and a biological question that relates to transcriptomic data. We do not expect attendees to have programming experience: the material is designed to help attendees get up and running with software used in this domain. Attendees will learn to perform reproducible analyses in Docker containers and record their analyses in RMarkdown notebook.

The workshop will last from 9AM to 5PM on June 24, 25, and 26. We will provide lunch each day and a workshop dinner one day for all attendees. Travel grants of $500 are available for attendees traveling from more than 50 miles from the location of the workshop who study childhood cancer. To receive the grant, attendees must work and live more than 50 miles away, note the request for the travel grant on the application, and attend the workshop for all three days.

The workshop will take place at Northwestern Mutual offices located at 1 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60606.

Availability is limited and seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis to researchers studying childhood cancers. Researchers studying cancer in general will be admitted if space is available.

Interested researchers must apply. The deadline to register for the workshop is May 31. Applicants will be notified of their application status on a rolling basis.