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GATK in the Cloud: Running genomics pipelines at any scale

Geraldine A. Van der Auwera, Ph.D. will be presenting strategies for running genomics pipelines in the cloud.

Geraldine is Associate Director of Outreach and Communications at Broad Institute, where she directs outreach and communication efforts to the global scientific community on behalf of the Data Sciences and Data Engineering Group. Her team's efforts include technical support, documentation, social media presence and user education events for users of software produced in DSDE. This includes GATK, the Broad's industry-leading toolkit for variant discovery analysis; Cromwell/WDL, an increasingly popular open-source pipelining solution; and FireCloud/Workbench, a cloud-based analysis platform that integrates computational resources, methods repository and data management in a user-friendly environment.

Prior to joining the Broad Institute, Van der Auwera was a post-doctoral fellow in the Kolter lab at Harvard Medical School. She received her Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Louvain-la- Neuve, Belgium in 2007.