CAGI Bootcamp 2022

Start: August 22, 2022

End: September 2, 2022

Location: Online

Meeting materials: to be posted

Application

Description

CAGI is pleased to announce a two-week free online genomics and coding bootcamp. This bootcamp aims to introduce undergraduate students to genetics and Python programming. 

The course itself will consist of two one-hour sessions per day for two weeks. Each day, there will be a one-hour lecture on topics ranging from genetics to machine learning with guest lecturers from Northeastern University, UC Berkeley, ClinGen, and the MLD Foundation. After each lecture, during one-hour code labs, participants will obtain hands-on experience learning the basics of Python programming, and will be guided through the process of generating their very own machine-learning predictors. We will use real-world datasets and solve problems with the potential to impact individuals with rare disease. This bootcamp will be held in parallel with the ARSA challenge of the Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI) on the data provided by BioMarin. It is our goal that, after this course, participants will be able to write and execute their own Python code and come away with a deeper understanding of genetics and rare disease. 

Undergraduates interested in participating in this bootcamp can apply here. Accepted participants will be announced on August 15th, one week before the course start date.

Please note that spaces are limited. Preference will be given to candidates with little to no coding experience and who are otherwise most likely to benefit from this course.


Last updated: July 25, 2022