Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

NGS Visualization with the
 Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV)

NGS Visualization with the
 Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV)

 When: Nov. 29th, 2012 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

To Know

Building 37, Room 4041/4107
Presented By:
Jim Robinson, PhD (Cancer Informatics, Broad Institute)
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About this Class

The Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV) is a high-performance viewer that efficiently handles large heterogeneous data sets, while providing a smooth and intuitive user experience at all levels of genome resolution. A key characteristic of IGV is its focus on the integrative nature of genomic studies, with support for both array-based and next-generation sequencing data, and the integration of clinical and phenotypic data. Although IGV is often used to view genomic data from public sources, its primary emphasis is to support researchers who wish to visualize and explore their own data sets or those from colleagues. To that end, IGV supports flexible loading of local and remote data sets, and is optimized to provide high-performance data visualization and exploration on standard desktop systems. IGV is freely available for download from, under a GNU LGPL open-source license.
In this workshop participants will learn to view Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) datasets in the Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV).  Topics to be covered include:

  • IGV Basics
  • SNPS and Variants
  • Structural Events
  • RNA-Seq and Exome Sequencing
  • Bisulfite Sequencing
  • Sessions and Sharing Data