University of Gothenburg and ForBio workshop: Target capture for HTS sequencing

The Target capture for NGS sequencing workshop will cover the methodology currently in use for generating DNA sequence data from multiple loci and individuals. It will cover all steps from design of probes to phasing of alleles. Emphasis will be put on basic understanding of the whole procedure, which pitfalls there may be, and demonstration of the use of software for different assembly, mapping, and phasing steps.

The format of this course requires students to have the specific objective of using these methods in their research, and students with PhD projects that include target capture will be prioritized.

Course teachers are: Tobias Hofmann, Mats Töpel, Vincent Manzanilla, and Christine Bacon. Brant Faircloth (Google Scholar) from Louisiana State University (LSU) will give a guest talk and workshop concerning the bioinformatic processing of sequence capture data, using his software package PHYLUCE.

The University of Gothenburg course plan can be found here, and a schedule here.

Application deadline is June 1, 2017. Registration here.

A 2 ECTS course certificate will be given to students that pass the course by ForBio.

Fee: No course fee. ForBio members that are graduate students or postdocs in Norway can have travel and accommodation expenses covered. Lunches are provided.

Contact Tobias Hofmann ( or Hugo de Boer ( for more information.

Published Feb. 17, 2017 9:55 AM - Last modified June 11, 2017 1:12 PM