EPS Postgraduate course ‘Genome Assembly’ (2nd edition)

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Tuesday 28 April, 2015 - Wednesday 29 April, 2015 Radix Building, Wageningen University http://www.graduateschool-eps.info/index.php/training-programme/eps-specialized-phd-courses-eps-mainmenurood-122/265-postgraduate-course-genome-assembly

The aim of this course is to teach PhD students in the green life sciences about the process of genome assembly and annotation. We will cover topics such as sequencing technologies, assembly algorithms, genome annotation, assembly improvements, and assembly validation. The focus is on the assembly of (complex) eukaryotic genomes.

After attending this course, students should:

  • understand the main sequencing technologies;
  • understand which steps are involved in producing an annotated genome sequence;
  • have an overview of relevant tools, or know where to find them;
  • be able to understand genome papers (assembly terminology and common analyses);
  • be able to do a small genome assembly using Galaxy.

Target audience: PhD students in the green life sciences, interested in and/or working with genome sequences.

NB: LUMC & Generade are co-organising a course on: ‘Advanced de novo assembly and resolving complex genomic regions’ from 1-3 June, 2015 in Leiden. The course offers a wide perspective on genome assembly and features several keynote speakers. The course is aimed at PhD students and Postdocs working with genomic data from various species from small bacteria to complex polyploid eukaryotes. A separate day is dedicated to practical sessions in order to maintain continuity and promote interactive discussions about best practices and common mistakes. Basic knowledge of NGS data analysis is recommended but not necessary.