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To all budding bioinformaticians

We are taking booking on a selection of online bioinformatics courses for the coming months, see below for details.

Introduction to Metagenomic Data Analysis, 17-19 March 2021, 10am - 3pm

The ability to identify organisms from traces of genetic material in environmental samples has reshaped the way we see life on earth. Especially for microorganisms, where traditional identification is hard or near impossible, metagenomic techniques have granted us unprecedented insight into the microbiome of animals and the environment more broadly.

In this course you will be introduced to methods used for assembly from metagenomics samples. Attendees will use tools to assemble metagenome assembled genomes (MAGs) from short read and long read data. We will discuss the different approaches and tools available for these assemblies and the benefits and limitations of each options.

Tutors: Urmi Trivedi (Bioinformatician, Edinburgh Genomics) Nathan Medd (Training Manager, Edinburgh Genomics)

Registration fee: £250/£263/£325 (University of Edinburgh/Other Universities/Industry)

Variant Analysis, 23-26 March, 9am - 3pm

This course aims to provide an introduction to the principles of short variant discovery (both germline and somatic) from short read data. We will look at a complete workflow, from data QC to functional interpretation of variant calls. The practical sessions will focus on running the GATK pipeline from the Broad institute (gatk.broadinstitute.org/hc/en-us).

Tutors: Frances Turner (Bioinformatician, Edinburgh Genomics), Urmi Trivedi (Bioinformatician, Edinburgh Genomics)

Registration fee: £250/£263/£325 (University of Edinburgh/Other Universities/Industry)

Introduction to RNA-seq Data Analysis, 26-29 April 2021, 9.30am - 3.30pm

RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) is the method of choice for transcriptome profiling. Nevertheless, it is a non-trivial task to transform the vast amount of data obtained with high-throughput sequencers into useful information. Thus, RNA-seq data analysis is still a major bottleneck for most researchers in this field. The ability of correctly interpreting RNA-seq results, as well as knowledge on the intrinsic properties of these data, are essential to avoid incorrect experimental designs and the application of inappropriate analysis methodologies.

The aim of this workshop is to familiarise researchers with RNA-seq data and to initiate them in the analysis by providing lectures and practicals on analysis methodologies. In the practicals Illumina-generated sequencing data and various widely used software programs will be used.
Tutors: Frances Turner (Bioinformatician, Edinburgh Genomics), Urmi Trivedi (Bioinformatician, Edinburgh Genomics) Nathan Medd (Training Manager, Edinburgh Genomics)

Registration fee: £250/£263/£325 (University of Edinburgh/Other Universities/Industry)

For more courses coming soon please check out our training web-page: genomics.ed.ac.uk/services/training

Kind Regards

Nathan Medd
(Training Manager - Edinburgh Genomics)



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