CGR & NERC Metagenomics Workshop

9:00am - 6:00pm / Monday 11th March 2019 / Venue: Foresight Centre (Block J)
Type: Workshop / Category: Department / Series: Centre for Genomic Research
  • 795 4509
  • Suitable for: Workshop is open to all post-grads and above in academia or industry.
  • Admission: Registration fee of £80 which includes all workshop refreshments and one workshop dinner. Application deadline: 15th February 2019.
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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 (Kraken & Bracken)
Metagenome assembly (MEGAHIT) and annotation (prodigal)
Functional annotation (EggNOG)
Data visualisation
Analysis of 16S rRNA data with QIIME2
Laboratory tour of sequencing laboratory
Metagenome functional prediction using metagenetic data (PICRUSt)