This webinar will provide an overview of how St. Jude Cloud, a public repository of pediatric cancer genomics data and analysis tools, is impacting cancer research.
Developed in partnership with Microsoft and DNAnexus, the St. Jude Cloud offers next-generation sequencing data and analysis tools in a secure cloud-based environment. Access to data is simple, fast and does not require downloading prior to exploration. Researchers can also upload their own data in a private, password-protected environment to use the St. Jude Cloud visualization and analysis tools.
In this webinar, Scott Newman, biological lead, and Clay McLeod, lead developer of St. Jude Cloud, will provide an overview of this platform, which includes more than 5,000 whole-genome, 5,000 whole-exome, and 1,200 RNA-seq datasets from more than 5,000 pediatric cancer patients and survivors. They will also demonstrate the collection of bioinformatics tools and visualizations to help both experts and non-specialists gain novel insights from genomics data.
In addition, Roel Verhaak of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, will discuss how his lab is using the whole genome sequencing datasets available on the Cloud to study the processes that underlie treatment resistance and progression in brain tumors.