Julia Workshop

December 3 – 7, 2018
Campus of the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany

Instructors: Prof. Rohan Fernando, Iowa State University and Dr. Christian Stricker, agn Genetics 

The workshop will provide an introduction to the programming language Julia and its use in genomic analyses. The course consists of lectures and practical components with hands-on exercises.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Docker containers, Jupyter notebooks and Julia
  • Use of a genetic simulation package called XSim and a whole-genome analysis package called JWAS, both of these are open-source packages that are written entirely in Julia
  • Programming in Julia, including using it as a matrix calculator
  • Advanced programming topics in Julia

Course description by Rohan Fernando with a preliminary schedule

Target group: PhD students, Post-docs, scientists

Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptops with Windows, Mac or Unix operating systems installed and with docker software preinstalled (www.docker.com). Instructions on how to install Jupyter notebook, Julia and iJulia may be distributed in advance, alternatively, will be covered at the beginning of the course in the first lessons.

Course language: English

Number of participants: 20

Registration: is closed

Costs: 250,- EUR (1)
(1) including access to the scientific sessions, lunch and coffee breaks

Accommodation: see list of hotels

Travel information

Chair of Plant Breeding
TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan
Technische Universität München
Ulrike Utans-Schneitz
Liesel-Beckmann-Str. 2
85354 Freising, Germany
Tel +49.8161.71.5226