Metagenomics Workshop, 25th-27th April 2018

9:00am - 5:00pm / Wednesday 25th April 2018 / Venue: Foresight Centre (Block J)
Type: Workshop / Category: Department / Series: Centre for Genomic Research
  • 0151 795 4509
  • Admission: Registration fee: £75 (includes three nights' accommodation, standard travel costs and all refreshments)
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This 3-day 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.
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 3-day introduction to the conceptual and practical issues involved in analysing such datasets, generated from the Illumina NGS platforms, and comprises the following sessions:

• 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
• Laboratory tour of sequencing laboratory
• Metagenome functional prediction using metagenetic data

Candidates will be selected on their suitability as outlined in their application. Application form. Attendees are required to have basic linux command line skills. Candidates can be advised on how to gain these skills in an easy and free manner.
For more information on the workshop and required prerequisites please contact Matthew Gemmell <>

Further details of accommodation and the online registration process will be advised upon acceptance to the workshop.
Your application should be received by Lesley Parsons <> no later than 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 23rd March 2018 and your place on the workshop will be confirmed by email no later than 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 30th March 2018. If, however, you do not receive an email within 5 days of the application deadline, please contact Lesley Parsons