August 2018 Newsletter
The BioGrids newsletter highlights new software available through BioGrids, research training classes available through HMS, new features of the BioGrids installer and other aspects of research computing.
BioGrids is supported by a team of scientists and engineers at HMS. We provide direct support for BioGrids members.
The BioGrids Installer is an easy to use application that makes installing and managing life sciences software simple and quick.
A command line version is also available for Macs and Linux. Download and activate using the link button below.
The BioGrids team provides support, infrastructure and testing for scientific software packages. We currently provide 140 packages in five categories. The collection grows weekly. Learn more here: About BioGrids
BVAtools version 1.6 Bam and Variant Analysis Tools provides over 30 utilities for manipulating and gathering metrics from fastq, bam and vcf files.
Python versions 2.7.15 and 3.6.5 New python2 and python3 versions have been added. These new versions are not new default versions.
Training sessions available to HMS trainees:
Intro to O2 08/29/2018 3-5p Countway 403
Intro to Matlab 09/12/2018 3-5p TMEC 328
Intro to Perl 09/19/2018 3-5p TMEC 448
Intro to Python 10/10/2018 3-5p TMEC 328
MathWorks Image Processing and Computer Vision 10/23/2018 1-3p Armenise 125D
Intro to R/Bioconductor 10/24/2018 3-5p TMEC 446
Intro to Parallel Computing 10/31/2018 3-5p TMEC 446
Countway Practical Presentation Skills (https://libcal.library.harvard.edu/event/4197614) 09/12/2018 11:00am - 1:00pm Harvard Longwood Campus
Lunch and Learn with Code Ocean (https://libcal.library.harvard.edu/event/4350583) 09/12/2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm Harvard Longwood Campus
The Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core
Introduction to RNA-seq Analysis Using High-Performance Computing and R. (https://catalyst.harvard.edu/services/bioinformatics-workshops/) October 31st - November 2nd and Nov 14th - 16th, 2018
Applications are due September 14, 2018.
Need help getting software installed on new machines? Have you been planning to try Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing?
BioGrids can help you get started. We have expertise in bioinformatics, programming, workflow development and high performance computing.
We improve the collection with feedback from the community.
Want to see a new application in BioGrids?
Let us know: email@example.com
BioGrids is supported by the HMS TnT fund and based upon SBGrid.org