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Google invites researchers and IT experts to “Genomics in the Cloud” on-demand webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the need for rapid responses and exponential scalability in the fields of genomics research. The ability for researchers to call upon large-scale computational resources to study genomics data is a crucial tool in not only the fight against COVID-19 but in research across a wide range of studies.

On Thursday June 18th, Joe Cronin, Customer Engineer for Google Cloud talked  with Geraldine Van der Auwera, Director of Outreach and Communications and Brian O’Connor, Principal Investigator from the Broad Institute.

The session covered:

  • Essential genomics and computing technology
  • Automated analysis with scripted workflows
  • Scaling up workflow execution in the cloud, including parallelization and cost optimization
  • Secure collaboration and computational reproducibility using Terra

To find out how cloud services can help support demanding research and education needs rapidly and at scale, you can watch an on-demand recording of the webinar here: https://cloudonair.withgoogle.com/events/genomics-in-the-cloud

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