Workshop Description

CBIOPORTAL is a cancer genomis data mining tool to that makes it easy for users to mine large data sets.  While this course will be used to teach students how to use CBIOPORTAL, I will also be teaching students to understand the underlying cancer genomics data.  In addition, I will go over some of the other relevant cancer data mining web sites, including COSMIC.

Workshop Materials

  • Cancer genomics data
  • CBIOPORTAL for mining cancer genomics data
  • COSMIC for mining cancer genomics data

Technical Requirements



Dr. Catherine Grasso has been working in the field of cancer genomics for fifteen years.  She led one of the first whole genome sequencing efforts to sequencing metastatic prostate cancer resulting in a Nature paper.  Since then she has led multiple Stand Up to Cancer efforts, the most recent being an effort to characterize melanoma tumors before and after immune blockade treatment.  In addition, she recently identified a drug to cause immune infiltration in tumors.



Workshop Details

Prerequisites: None
Length: 3 days, 3 hrs per day
Level: Introductory
Location: ZOOM
Seats Available: TBD

Winter 2021 Dates

March 9, 10, and 11
9:00 AM-12:00 PM