Upcoming Workshop: Encode User’s Meeting: June 29 – July 1, 2015

The first annual ENCODE User’s Meeting is taking place from June 29-July 1, 2015 for those interested in learning how to navigate, analyze, use, and integrate ENCODE data. The NHGRI-sponsored meeting will be held at the Bolger Center ( in Potomac, MD.

The ENCODE project ( has generated 3500 datasets in human, more than 1000 datasets each in model organisms including mouse, fly and worm. It provides an extremely valuable resource of potential functional annotations of the human genome and represents an unprecedented opportunity for applications in a variety of biomedical problems. This meeting will have both scientific presentations and hands-on tutorial sessions with the goal of learning how ENCODE data has been used by the scientific community and providing opportunities to apply these tools to your own data. We will host many distinguished invited speakers and will also select talks from the submitted abstracts. In addition, this meeting will provide opportunities for scientist to interact with people familiar with ENCODE datasets and analysis and foster future collaborations.

Key topics

  • Navigate ENCODE data
  • Learn to use resources for viewing, querying, and downloading ENCODE data
  • Analyze ENCODE data:
  • Learn to use ENCODE web-based and command-line analysis tools
  • Run ENCODE processing pipelines on your own data (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, DNase-seq, DNA methylation)
  • Use ENCODE data to:
  • Interpret human variation and personal genomes
  • Interpret cancer genomes
  • Connect genes to their controlling regulatory elements to target genes across the genome
  • Identify likely cell types and pathways underlying non-coding disease associations
  • Integrate ENCODE data with those from your lab or major projects (e.g., Roadmap Epigenomics, IHEC, TCGA, etc.)
  • Learn about innovative applications of ENCODE data to diverse basic and biomedical problems
  • Contribute to prioritizing ENCODE’s plans for data generation on new cell/tissue types

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