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Boston Computational Biology Meetup

  • Microsoft NERD Center 1 Memorial Drive #1 Cambridge, MA, 02142 United States (map)

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Building a National-Scale Cancer Genomics Cloud
Gaurav Kaushik, PhD, will discuss the motivation, inception, and deployment of the Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC), built by SevenBridges and funded by the National Cancer Institute. CGC hosts The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), one of the world's largest cancer genomics data collections, and provides computational resources and optimized, portable bioinformatics tools to analyze it— at any scale, immediately, collaboratively, and reproducibly. Using Docker and the Common Workflow Language, it is also possible to port any tool of your liking to the CGC -- where you have access to free computational credits and more than a petabyte of genomic data to analyze.