This half-day workshop is an introduction to bioinformatic analysis of high throughput sequencing. The various sequencing techniques, the type of data that they produce and mainstream applications will be described. The workshop will also include the areas of service offered by the ANU’s Genome Discovery Unit (GDU). Target audience: All researchers aiming to write grants that include bioinformatics in 2013. Postdocs and lab leaders who would like to know more about high throughput sequencing techniques, their applications and the sequencing and bioinformatic services offered by the BRF and GDU respectively. Graduate and postgraduate students who are planning to use next generation sequencing in their research. Tentative schedule:12.45pm Gavin Huttley - Opening remarks1pm Torsten Seemann - Introduction to next generation sequencing (NGS)1.30pm Aaron Chuah - Variant discovery1.45pm Justin Borevitz - Genotyping by sequencing2pm Norman Warthmann - Current generation genetic mapping2.15pm Jason Bragg - Population phylogenomics2.30pm Break - Courtyard discussion (Gavin Huttley mediating)3pm Torsten Seemann - De novo assembly3.15pm Hardip Patel - RNA-Seq (transcriptome sequencing)3.30pm Cameron Jack - ChIP-Seq3.45pm Sylvain Forêt - Bisulfite sequencing4pm Milburn - BRF library and sequencing services and outlook4.15pm Gavin Huttley - Closing remarks4.30pm Discussion / happy hour Interested in Attending? RSVP is essential. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 29 November.