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Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

august, 2021

11aug10:00 am11:00 amAn introduction to the DepMap portal

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Efforts are underway to characterize cancer cell lines and identify their genetic and pharmacological vulnerabilities, but integration is essential for their interpretation. To empower researchers, irrespective of their computational background, to utilize the growing knowledge from these hundreds of cancer model systems, we harmonized and integrated datasets into the DepMap portal (depmap.org) to make it easy and possible to explore and analyze the data across modalities. This talk will introduce the Cancer Dependency Map project, and how these data can be explored in the DepMap portal to better understand cancer biology and support the development of targeted therapies.

DepMap is a cancer dependency map created by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. It is designed to assist researchers in identifying genetic and pharmacologic vulnerabilities in cancer cell lines. This presentation will introduce attendees to the DepMap project, and show how to use the DepMap Portal to explore and analyze a collection of open-access data sets.

Speaker: Philip Montgomery, Senior Principal

Software Engineer, Broad Institute

 

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(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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