Metagenomics: Managing, Analysing and Visualising Data Course
This 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 practice of using a range of data resources and tools, interspersed with some lectures. The course will provide an opportunity for discussion of the major challenges in the field.
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, Bio-Linux 7 and the R statistical package. If you are not yet familiar with these then we recommend these free tutorials:
•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...
•Basic R concept tutorials: www.r-tutor.com/r-introduction
In addition, prior experience of sequence analyses would be an advantage.
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, SILVA, Taverna
After this course you should be able to:
- Identify marker gene and metagenomics data with the minimum standards required for submission to comply with the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC)
- Discuss the merits and drawbacks of using a range of amplicon based (marker genes) and metagenomics tools including the EBI metagenomics portal
- Submit marker genes metagenomics data to public repositories
- Use bioinformatics tools to create your own marine metagenomics pipeline
- Interpret results and compare them with other metagenomics datasets
Details of the course (programme, trainers and the cost) are yet to be confirmed and are subject to funding arrangements. If you would like to see details of similar courses from previous years please take a look at: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/past-courses-held-embl-ebi
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