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Courses@CRG: Nextflow: Reproducible In silico Genomics

Courses@CRG: Nextflow: Reproducible In silico Genomics Courses@CRG: Nextflow: Reproducible In silico Genomics

22/11/2018 to 23/11/2018
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Courses@CRG: Nextflow: Reproducible In silico Genomics

Reproducibility of in-silico pipelines analysis is one of biology's most pressing issues. The exponential growth of biological datasets, increasingly complex data analysis methods and the lack of community standards all present major challenges. These obstacles are exacerbated when considering the installation, deployment and maintenance of bioinformatics pipelines across the diverse range of computational platforms and configurations on which these applications are expected to be applied (workstations, clusters, HPC, clouds, etc.).

Nextflow, a workflow system developed by the CRG (Nature Biotechnology 35, 316-319 (2017) - is emerging as an efficient solution to the reproducibility dilemma in omics analyses. By providing a domain specific language (DSL), Nextflow simplifies the writing of complex distributed computational workflows in a portable and replicable manner. It allows the seamless parallelization and deployment of any existing application with minimal development and maintenance overhead, irrespective of the original programming language. Reproduction and reuse and from any former configuration becomes easily apparent, guaranteeing consistent results over time and across different computing platforms.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together Nextflow developers, workflow experts and bioinformaticians to discuss the current state of Nextflow technology, the latest developments and the open questions to tackle the problem of reproducible -omics analyses. Best practices will be introduced using practical examples on how to handle production of large-scale genomic applications for precision medicine.


Cedric Notredame 
CRG, Spain

Evan Floden 
CRG, Spain

Paolo Di Tommaso 
CRG, Spain


More details HERE


- Early registration extended till 16th Steptember 2018:
    •    300 Euros (+VAT) (academia)
    •    400 euros (+VAT) (industry)

- Registration after 16th September 2018:
    •    400 Euros (+VAT) (academia)
    •    500 euros (+VAT) (industry)

Registration fee includes participation in workshop, all the necessary tools to follow the course, coffee breaks, lunches and social event with dinner.

The event is full, registration CLOSED


CRG - Centre for Genomic Regulation
PRBB Building

Dr. Aiguader 88

08003 Barcelona, Spain

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FOSTER Plus project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 741839.

The PHINDaccess has recieved funding from the European Union's horizon 2020 research amd inovation programme under grant agreement No 811.034