Registration is FULL for Alaska INBRE genomics workshop 

(UPDATE 3/29/17): Registration has reached capacity for the 2017 Alaska INBRE genomics workshop. To be placed on a waitlist please fill in the WAITLIST REGISTRATION form.

Alaska INBRE is sponsoring a one-week workshop on Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) and sequence analysis May 15-19, 2017 on the UAA campus. This workshop will focus on hands-on computation skills needed to analyze NGS data and cover basic skills that will be broadly useful to all NGS projects. A key goal of this capacity-building workshop is to bring experts to the University of Alaska to work with our equipment so that we have our own functional systems and people trained in their use. Workshop leaders will be Dr. Brant Faircloth (LSU) and Dr. Travis Glenn (UGA). Methods that will be covered include: 16S amplicon metagenomics, CHiPSeq, environmental DNA (eDNA), genome sequencing, methylation sequencing, shotgun metagenomics, resequencing, RADseq, and RNAseq. Additionally, we would like to use the workshop as an opportunity to produce tangible outcomes for Alaskans. Therefore, we will work together on data generated from the 2015 INBRE workshop.

The 2017 Alaska INBRE Genomics Workshop is open to all UA faculty, postdocs, grad and undergrad students. SPACE IS LIMITED and registration will be closed when the maximum capacity (~20) is reached. UPDATE(3/22/17): Alaska INBRE will offer travel support to those attending from outside of Anchorage. Once your registration is approved you will receive a travel award letter. 

Please send any questions or comments to Dr. Jason Burkhead, Alaska INBRE Bioinformatics Core Lead, at


Travel support for UABRC 2017

INBRE will be offering travel support for those travelling to UABRC 2017. First, please follow these INSTRUCTIONS to register and to submit an abstract. To then apply for travel support through INBRE, please apply through our standard travel award process. The DEADLINE for travel applications to UABRC through INBRE will be April 15, 2017.

eRA Commons IDs Required

The NIH now requires an eRA Commons ID for all individuals in postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate student roles who participate in NIH-funded projects for at least one person month (160 hours) or more. This information will be collected by INBRE for the NIH annual Research Performance Program Report (RPPR). Graduate students and post-docs will be required to complete their eRA Commons Profile, which includes demographic questions and educational degree information. RPPRs lacking this data will receive an error and the RPPR will not be accepted by the NIH. Anyone wishing to establish an eRA Commons account or affiliate with the University of Alaska must make a request to authorized personnel at their respective campus. To find out who the authorized representative(s) are at your campus, please email For the full notice, please see NIH Notice NOT-OD-13-097. The following tools for creating eRA Commons Accounts are also available: eRA Commons Personal Profile Overview (video) and Personal Profile Online Help

Please reference the Alaska INBRE calendar for upcoming events and important DEADLINES. 

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