registrations are now open for the Physalia course on Environmental Metagenomics, which will take place ONLINE from the 26th to the 30th of April: www.physalia-courses.org/courses-workshops/environmental-metagenomics/
Instructors: Dr. Antti Karkman and Dr. Igor S Pessi (University of Helsinki, Finland).
During this one week course you will learn state-of-the-art bioinformatic approaches to analyse metagenomic data. We will cover both read- and assembly-based methods, focusing on the strenght of each of these methods depending on the research question. We will use data from both short- (e.g. Illumina) and long-read (e.g. Nanopore) sequencing platforms, as it improves dramatically metagenome-assembled genomes (MAG) assembling and binning compared to short-read-only methods.
By completing this course, you will:
Understand the basics of metagenomic sequencing and bioinformatic approaches to the analyis of metagenomic data
Be able to plan and execute a metagenomic sequencing project
Have an up-to-date knowledge on the bioinformatic tools and best practices for the analysis of metagenomes
Be able to choose the right tools and approaches to answer your specific research question
Have confidence to learn new methods needed to answer your research question
The full list of our online courses can be found here: www.physalia-courses.org/courses-workshops/