Preconference Workshop

Bioinformatics Workshop 
Sunday, May 21, 2017
8:15 a.m.−5:30 p.m.

Workshop coordinators:
Christophe Hitte, PhD, University of Renne, France
Vidhya Jagannathan, PhD,  University of Bern, Switzerland
Molly McCue, DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA 

7:00−8:00 a.m.: Breakfast

7:30: Registration

8:15−8:25: Welcome and Introduction − Ned Patterson

8:25−10:15: Genomic Bioinformatics and Tools − Session Leaders 

Canine and Feline Reference Genomes Annotation

  • Canine - Elinor Karlsson, UMass and Broad Institute
  • Canine - Hannes Lohi, FANTOD-project
  • Long Non-Coding Sequence Annotation Update in Dogs − Thomas Derrien
  • Feline - Brian Davis

Genomes with Pac Bio Time:

  • Feline Reference with PacBio Sequencing − Wesley Brashear, Texas A&M University
  • Canine Genome with PacBio Sequencing − Amanda Pendleton, Michigan

10:15−10:40: Coffee break


Program 10K Sequencing Canid Genomes − Guo-Dong Wang

Cat 99 Lives Projects: 25 minutes

11:30 a.m.−1:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00−2:00: Tools/Databases to Investigate Variants 

  • Horse Variant Database − Molly McCue
  • Canine Explorer − Hannes Lohi
  • Whole Exome Arrays − Bart Broeckx

2:00−2:45: Tools for Structural Variants  

  • Demonstration all tools − Vidhya Jagannathan 
  • Cancer Genomics: SNV and CNVs Dedicated Tools − Ginger Elvers

2:45−3:15: Coffee break

3:15−4:15: HD SNP Arrays − Session Leader − Molly McCue

Design and Main Characteristics of the New HD Affymetrix Array − Brian Davis
SNP Chip Data Imputation: Equine Example − Rob Schaefer
SNP Chip Data Imputation: Canine Example − Steven Friedenberg

4:15−4:45: Bio-banks: Session Leader − Hannes Lohi

Three-minute updates each 

Cornell − Marta Castelhano
Finland − Hannes Lohi
Uppsala − Jennifer Meadows
Rennes − Catherine André
Bern − Tosso Leeb
Missouri − Natalie Villani
China − Guo-Dong Wang
Minnesota − Biobank Presentation
Veterinary Biobanking Workshop Group − Urs Giger

Discussion Future Collaborative Possibilities worldwide for Biobanks

4:45−5:00: General Discussion and Closing Remarks − Ned Patterson