ICBI Seminar Series: Hands-on Workshop on the UCSC Xena Cancer Genome Browser

This is a rare opportunity to get hands-on training in one of the best genome browser for cancer research: Xena from UCSC.

Pizza will be offered

Hands-on Workshop: UCSC Xena Cancer Genome Browser 
Instructor: Mary Goldman, Design and Outreach Engineer for UCSC Xena Genome Browser, University of California, Santa Cruz 

Please bring a laptop with either Chrome, Firefox, or Safari installed.

UCSC Xena (http://xena.ucsc.edu/) is a web-based visual integration and exploration tool for multi-omic data and associated clinical and phenotypic annotations. Xena showcases seminal cancer genomics datasets from TCGA, the Pan-Cancer Atlas, PCAWG, GDC, CCLE, GTEx, ICGC, and more; a total of more than 1500 datasets across 50 cancer types. We support virtually every type of functional genomics data including mutation data, copy number variation, gene and exon expression, DNA methylation, and protein expression, as well as phenotype and clinical data such as age and subtype.

11:00 am - 12:15 pm: Overview of Xena. Hands-on visualization and analysis using public data from TCGA, including:Visually integrate multi-omic data; Perform survival analysis using KM plots; Compare expression of a gene between subgroups

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Securely load private genomics data into Xena. I will provide example data but feel free to bring your own to try afterwards.

*Number of seats is limited - please RSVP by emailing to: yg63@georgetown.edu*

Link to the event flyer available here.

Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00am to 1:00pm

2115 Wisconsin Avenue Offices, #106
2115 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington

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Students, Faculty/Staff


Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics

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Yuriy Gusev

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