The generation and analysis of genome sequencing data is rapidly becoming a commonplace requirement in microbiology research, clinical and public health laboratories. However, many microbiologists shy away from this area, feeling that extensive skills in bioinformatics are required to analyse such data.
This 5-day, hands-on course is designed to provide microbiologists with the ability to perform high-level analysis of microbial genomic data sets, regardless of background knowledge or ability. A mixture of seminars from world leading researchers, discussion fora and guided training will provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to plan, design, and analyse data from microbial genomics-based investigations.
With one of the largest communities of academic microbiologists in the world, the Institute of Microbiology and Infection is at the vanguard of innovative research into combatting threats to human health from infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. We do this by developing new approaches in three areas: diagnosis, treatment and prevention. By bringing together a diverse community of internationally recognised researchers, we are developing strategies that range from novel antimicrobial surfaces, through hand-held DNA sequencers to novel drugs and vaccines. At the heart of all these approaches is an unwavering dedication to ground-breaking, fundamental microbiology research – something that has been integral to the University of Birmingham since its foundation more than a century ago.
Dates of the course:
27 - 31 March 2023
- Genome data formats, retrieving sequence data from repositories, and QC
- Genome assemblies and annotation
- Mapping and SNP calling
- Pangenome analysis
- Interpreting your data
How to apply:
Registration is open, you can register for the course using a debit/credit on the university's online shop. The courses have minimum required attendance levels and the University reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if the minimum required number of delegates has not been achieved for the course.
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