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Bioinformatics to Mine Human Biospecimens Data


February 14-15, 2013
The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Tucson, Arizona

Sponsored by the Transdisciplinary Geographical Management (GMaP) and Minority Biospecimen / Biobanking Geographical Management (BMaP) Programs of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Scientists, researchers, and CURE trainees from our G / BMaP Region 4 (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming) and across the United States were invited to participate in this exciting two day workshop.

The workshop featured experts who provided critical information on utilizing biospecimens, common obstacles and solutions for translational research, Internet and database tools, and ethics of biospecimens research.

Attendees gained hands-on-experience accessing The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) datasets and obtained training on how to do in-silico experiments, as well as hands-on-training in analysis of DNA methylation data, and gene expression data analysis.


This work was made possible by funding from the National Cancer Institute, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to New Mexico State University, 5 U54 CA132383.

This material is based on work subcontracted to New Mexico State University by the Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center San Antonio.