The migration of biomedical data and computational tools to the cloud is opening new opportunities for research-grade resources to be accessible by a wide range of audiences, including students, regardless of their institute’s computational infrastructure. Educators can now in principle leverage these exciting cloud data and tools to make basic genomics concepts and applications more tangible to students.
In practice, using cloud-based resources for teaching purposes requires a basic understanding of how the cloud products and platforms work together, and how to make effective use of relevant resources depending on your teaching objectives.
That is why we developed a webinar that aims to support educators by demonstrating how to find and use cloud-based tools and open datasets to build hands-on exercises that would fit into an introductory genomics curriculum.
In this webinar, we’ll introduce key resources that are publicly available as part of the NHGRI Analysis Visualization and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL), and we’ll demonstrate how to use them through concrete examples that touch on relevant genomic concepts, such as genome sequencing and the identification and analysis of genomic variants.
Our goal is to equip you with a versatile toolbox and a set of teaching examples that you can use as templates for your own courses about genomics, or extend to communicate other scientific concepts and use cases.
We hope you will join us for the live webinar on July 28; or catch the recording afterward if you can’t make that particular date and time.
This webinar is organized by the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) as part of their online e-learning program. The live event will take place on Zoom and will be available to everyone (including non-members) through a free registration on the ASHG website. A recording of the webinar will be available after the live event.