Workshop on whole genome and exome analysis

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Workshop on whole genome and exome analysis

By UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute & Gladstone Institutes

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, July 25, 2019 · 1 - 5pm PDT


UCSF Mission Bay Campus Mission Hall 1401 San Francisco, CA 94158


This course will be both theoretical and hands-on. We will learn the main tools used to do alignment, variant calling, annotation and visualization. We will start with raw FASTQ reads and get to annotated variants (VCF files).


Leandro Lima, Gladstone Institutes. Leandro is a bioinformatician with BSc. and MSc. in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Bioinformatics. He is working mainly with whole-genome sequencing (variant calling, copy-number variation analysis, and annotation) and GWAS data to prioritize variants in neurological diseases. He is also applying Machine Learning algorithms to classify ALS and PD patients with early and late onset.

About the organizer

The emerging field of precision medicine demands a new approach to research that harnesses the power of data science. This requires biomedical researchers and practicing clinicians with skills in quantitative and computer sciences as well as modern computing and data infrastructure to support relevant research activities and implement findings in clinical practice. The UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute is working to build a foundation of faculty and knowledge assets in computational health sciences and bring together a community of thinkers interested in this emerging field. Our initiatives are focused on enhancing education and infrastructure as well as building community with the goal of advancing computational health sciences in research, practice, and education—in support of precision medicine for all.


Based in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, the Gladstone Institutes is an independent state-of-the-art biomedical research institution that empowers its world-class scientists to find new pathways to cures.

At Gladstone, over 350 scientists and trainees use visionary science and technology in cardiovascular biology, immunology, neuroscience, and stem cell biology to overcome unsolved diseases. They are supported by cutting edge core facilities and essential administrative partners.