NERC Metagenomics Course

9:00am - 5:00pm / Thursday 29th June 2017 / Venue: Seminar Room 2 Life Sciences Building
Type: Workshop / Category: Research
  • Admission: £50
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This bioinformatics course is presented by the Centre for Genomic Research and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It primarily focuses on practical computer sessions designed to provide delegates with hands-on experience of the informatics involved in analysing metagenomic and metagenetic datasets.

The 16S rRNA gene profiling (metagenetics) and shotgun sequence based metagenomics are now well established and can be utilised to characterise complex populations. The course will provide a 2-day introduction to the conceptual and practical issues involved in analysing such datasets, generated from the Illumina NGS platforms, and comprises the following sessions:

Introduction to Unix and the command line.
Sequence data QC and preparation for downstream analyses
Metagenomic shotgun sequence analysis.
Taxonomic profiling (MetaPhlAn)
Metagenome assembly (MEGAHIT) and annotation (Prokka)
Functional annotation (Cognizer)
Data visualisation
Analysis of 16S rRNA data with QIIME

Please note that the deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st May 2017.