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Genomics Workshop Ignites Students' Passion for Research | UAMSHealth
March 31, 2017 | A two-day workshop at UAMS made undergraduate student Daniel Games eager to get to something most people want to avoid — viruses. "I didn't expect to get this much hands-on work," Games said. "That was great. The workshop lectures were interesting, too, but today was all hands-on software work. We got to do everything they had talked about the first day, and that was pretty exciting. I can't wait to go back to use what I've learned on viruses." On the second day of the Genomics Workshop, students analyze data from the genetic samples they had sequenced earlier. Games, a Ouachita Baptist University junior, was one of about 30 who attended a genomics workshop March 20-21 presented by UAMS and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). Games is a double major in biology and computer science, and his senior thesis is on the health impact of viruses. The workshop was supported by the Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). Arkansas INBRE is