https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/96YJMPLThis course aims to provide biologists, who are embarking upon metagenomics research projects training to use publicly available resources to manage, share, analyse and interpret metagenomics data, including both marker gene and whole gene shotgun (WGS) approaches. Delegates will gain hands-on experience of using a range of data resources and tools, interspersed with lectures. Please note that it will not be possible to bring your own data to analyse on the course.
This course is aimed at biologists who are beginning new projects in the field metagenomics research.
Practical sessions in the course require a basic understanding of the Unix command line. Please ensure that you complete these free tutorials before you attend the course:
•Basic introduction to the Unix environment: www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix
•Introduction and exercises for Bio-Linux 7, the Linux environment we will be using during the course: http://nebc.nerc.ac.uk/support/training/course-notes/past-notes/intro-bl...
In addition, familiarity with the R statistical package, would also be an advantage.
•Basic R concept tutorials: www.r-tutor.com/r-introduction
Syllabus, Tools and Resources
During this course you will learn about:
· Data standards: Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC)
· Data generation: Next Generation Sequencing, amplicon-based approaches (ribosomal RNA)
· Data submission: ENA, SRA, Webin
· Data analysis: The Metagenomics Portal, InterPro, GO, QIIME
After this course you should be able to:
- Comprehend the minimum standards required for submission to comply with the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC)
- Use a range of amplicon based (marker genes) and metagenomics tools including the EBI metagenomics portal
- Submit marker genes metagenomics data to public repositories
- Interpret results and compare them with other metagenomic datasets
Registration and Payment
Please note that the registration fee of £360 includes:
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshment breaks)
- Accommodation for 2 nights at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre (checking in on Monday 8th September and checking out on Wednesday 10th)
- Course materials
- Use of a computer in the EMBL-EBI IT Training Room throughout the course
- Course dinner on 9th September
There will be a maximum of 30 participants on this course and registration is dependent on selection after successful completion of the application process.
Registration for this event is now closed.