NCGR Fall 2021 Virtual Bioinformatics Intensive

WHERE:NCGR Sequencing

Hosted online by The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR), Santa Fe, NM


Ethan Price



Workshop Option 1: October 4, 2021 – October 15, 2021 (10 days)

Workshop Option 2: November 8 – November 19, 2021 (10 days)



This program is geared towards training biologists (undergraduates, graduates and researchers) with minimal or no bioinformatics experience. Space is limited.



Students will acquire the skill-set to independently analyze RNA-Seq data using the command line interface, analytical workflows and current DE tools. UNIX fundamentals, RNA-Seq, data QC, alignments, read count generation, featureCounts, DE and pathway analysis will be taught.


Topic overview

DE entails examining the fraction of the genome that is responsible for making products that drive organismal function. Gene expression is influenced by various extrinsic physiological and environmental as well as several intrinsic properties of the organism. Whole transcriptome profiles are becoming increasingly popular, useful and generate large volumes of data. Knowing how to handle, analyze, and make biological inferences on this scale of data is a valuable skill-set for students and researchers.


Workshop Rates

New Mexico Students & New Mexico Academic Researchers Free
All other students $1,250
IDeA Researchers $1,500
Academic, Military, Government $2,000
Commercial $2,500


Application Form Fill out this online application here: Fall 2021 Virtual Workshop Application


Application Due 11:59pm September 20th for Workshop Option 1, or October 25th for Workshop Option 2

Late applications will not be accepted.  Selection Committee to select participants shortly after the deadline. If any questions arise while reviewing your application packet, we will contact you directly


Unix Prerequisites

  1. Go to, create an account, go to terminal, and do “Available Lessons” 1 through 11
  2. Review vi editor: 


 What to expect upon acceptance

Email confirming acceptance into the internship program, and further details.



Please contact Project Assistant Ethan Price, with any additional questions you may have at and we look forward to your participation!

Sponsored by New Mexico IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (NM-INBRE).