Start Date: 19/01/2014

End Date: 24/01/2014

Cost: See link for details

Venue: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK


Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses

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This five-day workshop aims to give molecular microbiologists a working knowledge of genomic analysis, which will cover the handling and processing of DNA sequence and transcriptomic data produced by ‘second generation’ sequencers. The course will be taught by members of the Pathogen and Parasite Genomics teams from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and will take the form of a series of modules covering most aspects of sequence analysis and exploitation. Each module will be introduced with a short talk, followed by hands-on worked examples using data from bacterial and small eukaryotic pathogens. The course begins with training in the use of genome analysis software (Artemis and ACT) developed at the Sanger Institute for genome exploration and comparative genomics. It then goes on to cover the mapping of Illumina sequence data, SNP calling, genome assembly, genome annotation and differential expression analysis using RNA-seq data. The course also features a module that aims to teach the basics of using genome/gene sequences to plot phylogenetic relationships between microbes, as well as an introduction to scripting for basic processing and mining of data.