Advance your research. Understand Genome Assembly and perform it yourself.
This workshop focusses on the genome assembly of non-model organisms. While analyses of model organisms generally rely on a reference genome, studies of non-model organisms usually lack this advantage. Thus, the de novo assembly of a non-model organism poses some unique challenges.
All workshop attendees will be enabled to perform important first tasks in de novo genome assembly of short-read next-generation sequencing data themselves. The course layout has been adapted to the needs of beginners in the field of NGS bioinformatics and allows scientists with no or little background in computer science to get a first hands-on experience in this new and fast evolving research topic.
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Our trainers have a proven record of academic and/or industrial experience in NGS data analysis. Because up-to-date expert knowledge is needed to answer your questions and know what is important in the field.
We only use open source tools that are free to use. We try to showcase and compare different tools (e.g. NGS mappers), since not every software fits with every task/question.
For a optimal learning experience we carefully prepare our learning materials and example data. All materials, tools and results created during the course are for take home with you.
This workshop has been adapted to the needs of beginners in the field of NGS bioinformatics and comprises this three course modules:
The target audience is biologists or data analysts with no or little experience in analyzing RNA-Seq data.
Location: iad Pc-Pool, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 23, Leipzig, Germany
Available seats: 24 (first-come, first-served)
Travel expenses and accommodation are not covered by the registration fee.
Opening Date of Registration: 1 October 2015
Closing Date of Registration: 15 January 2016
Workshop: 8 - 10 February 2016 (8 am - 5 pm)
"Good resume of the last technologies and applications. Definitly will improve the comunication with our bioinformatics colleagues for perfom the proper analysis and understanding of the data. Thanks for an intensive but nice course." Susana Gonzalez Fernandez-Nino, Bayer Crop Science, Germany
"Very valuable workshop which improved my bioinformatics understanding a lot and provided interesting aspects, I will put more focus on while analyzing our own data." Corinna Streitner, KWS Saat AG, Germany
"Excellently prepared and performed workshop. A lot of information provided." Jakub Mrazek, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
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