In today's data-heavy research environment, scientists can benefit from new computational skills.  CGRB's team of Bioinformatics Trainers can help researchers learn the bioinformatic basics through workshops, a user group and one-on-one training.

CGRB Bioinformatics Trainers:

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Shawn O'Neil
Shawn O'Neil

Shawn O'Neil
3135 Ag & Life Sciences Bldg.
541-737-0018

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Shawn T. O’Neil earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Northern Michigan University, and later his M.S. and Ph.D. in the same subject from the University of Notre Dame. His past and current research focuses on bioinformatics, specifically ecological informatics, transcriptomics, and assembly algorithms. He’s developed and taught several courses in computational biology and programming, and is the author of A Primer for Computational Biology (In Press). 

Matthew Peterson
Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson
3122 Ag & Life Sciences Bldg.
541-737-3897

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Matthew Peterson earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an M.S. in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon. At the CGRB, Matthew is responsible for developing processing pipelines for the Illumina, PacBio, and Genotyping by Sequencing services, as well as the curation, quality control, and backup of CGRB-generated data. 

 Kevin Weitemier
Kevin Weitemier

Kevin Weitemier
3135 Ag & Life Sciences Bldg.
541-737-0018

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Kevin Weitemier holds a B.A. in Biology from Colorado College, a M.S. in Biology from Portland State University, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Botany & Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. His research centers around plant systematics and genomics, emphasizing population genomics and the process of speciation. Kevin contributes to the training mission of the CGRB through the development of online and distance workshops and learning resources.