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NRP: Running Genomics Workflows on the Pacific Research Platform’s Nautilus Kubernetes Cluster

October 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Please join for the new NRP Engagement meeting series for a presentation by Alex Feltus on

“Running Genomics Workflows on the Pacific Research Platform’s Nautilus Kubernetes Cluster”

Monday, October 28, 1 ET – 12 CT – 11 MT – 10 PT

Zoom:  https://internet2.zoom.us/j/735965245

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Running Genomics Workflows on the Pacific Research Platform’s Nautilus Kubernetes Cluster

  1. Alex Feltus, Ph.D.

Professor|Genetics & Biochemistry @ Clemson University; Co-Founder|Praxis AI

Our core biological research mission is to discover causal alleles underlying complex trait expression in plants and animals.  Active projects include (A) discovery of genetic subsystems driving legume-microbe symbiosis that can be engineered into other plants so they can make their own fertilizer, (B) elucidation of gene expression pattern shifts between normal and disordered brain tissue for better diagnosis of intellectual disability, and (C) detection of tumor specific alterations in kidney and other tumors of relevance to precision medicine.  Our scientific instrument is the high performance/throughput computer where we run bioinformatic, machine learning, and network biology workflows on tens to thousands of terabytes of in-house and open source deep DNA sequencing datasets.  In recent years, we have wrapped applications in containerized NextFlowworkflows and now run data intensive experiments on Kubernetes (K8s) clusters including the PRPNautilus cluster (we have added a node at Clemson) and the Google Cloud Platform.  In this webinar we will (A) present results from a large tumor biomarker screen generated with the Nautilus cluster, (B) describe broadly useful open source genomics workflows (GEMmaker, KINC, and Gene Oracle) with Nautilus-specific usage documentation, (C) outline a grassroots strategy to add nodes to the Nautilus cluster and train people how to use that super-awesome system, and (D) discuss a business model where one can build an elastic K8s cluster for a small virtual organization that can be dynamically linked to larger national compute fabrics platforms via aggregation or federation.

Email Dana Brunson dbrunson@internet2.edu  for more info.


October 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


Dana Brunson

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