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Center for Excellence in Research CER Fall 2013

"RNA Sequensing Bioinformatics Workshop Series"
October 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
HSC Norris Medical Library
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October 8 & 30th, 2013. Learn about various hardware & software solutions for sequencing & microarray data analysis. All workshops in are taught by Yibu Chen and Ming Li.
Center for Excellence in Research workshops provide training and forums for dialogue on research topics spanning all academic disciplines, covering proposal development, book preparation, funding strategies and academic scholarship. Workshops are led by members of the Office of Research, University Advancement and other USC faculty
The Center for Excellence in Research (CER) is a faculty-initiated activity at USC designated to increase the impact and prominence of scholarly research throughout the university. Under the auspices of the Vice President of Research and the University Research Committee, the CER promotes advancement, leadership and excellence in the pursuit of all areas of research, university wide. The primary activities of the CER are a series of faculty led research events and training workshops organized by the office of research. Grant Proposal Mentoring: The Center for Excellence in Research offers a peer-to-peer proposal review service for faculty applying to external funding sources. Further information on this program and other Proposal & Grant Writing Tools, is available at the Office of Research website ( -and-grantwriting/) In addition to grant proposals mentoring the Office of Research offers administrative support for preparing large interdisciplinary/multi-school proposals. Additional courses on grants submission, management and administration are offered by the Office of Compliance and the Department of Contracts and Grants . (see: Catalogs and course descriptions are available at the CER website. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Research (213) 740-6709 or

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