SICB Annual Meeting 2013
January 3-7, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Workshop
Genomics for Non-Model organisms: Custom Microarray Development and Analysis

Genomic-level analyses were once limited to only model-organisms, but due to advances in DNA sequencing technology the number and kinds of molecular analyses that can be applied to non-model organisms has greatly expanded to address questions in evolutionary and ecological genetics, comparative physiology, and developmental biology. This workshop will provide a primer of the technology and analytical methods currently available for scientists working on non-model organisms, and will provide hands-on experience working through microarray analysis using free software, which can now be done on almost any species given the increasing ease in ability of sequencing entire transcriptomes. A practice dataset will be provided.

Workshop Leader: Dr. Matthew Settles. Director and Bioinformatician, Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) Genomics Resources Core, University of Idaho. IBEST has collaborated with biologists, biochemists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists to address a broad array of questions spanning evolutionary biology, genetics, and physiology. Matt specializes on genomic-level techniques for non-model organisms.