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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 23/11/2018
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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


Call for talks:
We are accepting abstracts for four 30 min talks and 6 short talks (10 min) that illustrate Nextflow pipelines, innovative use cases, large scale deployments, production usage scenario or just cool hacks. 
The call for talks closes on the 20th July 2018. Participants will be notified by the 27th July 2018 if their talk was selected.

Registration and submission of talks HERE


- Early registration, before 30th of July 2018:
    •    300 Euros (+VAT) (academia)
    •    400 euros (+VAT) (industry)

- Registration after 30th of July 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.

Registration as participant HERE.

Registration will close when the number of registrations reach 30.


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