Target audience

The workshop is aimed at a mixed audience of people who are new to the topic of variant discovery or to GATK, seeking an introductory course into the tools, or who are already GATK users seeking to improve their understanding of and proficiency with the tools.

Participants should already be familiar with the basic terms and concepts of genetics and genomics. Basic familiarity with the command line environment is required. Participants will be expected to bring their own laptops with software preinstalled (detailed instructions will be posted two weeks before the course) unless the workshop host provides a computer lab.

Attendance is typically limited to 30 or 40 participants depending on the number of trainers and the size of the room that is available.

Please note that this workshop is focused on human data analysis.

The majority of the materials presented does apply equally to non-human data, and we will address some questions regarding adaptations that are needed for analysis of non-human data, but we will not go into much detail on those points.