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

The Target capture for Illumina sequencing workshop will cover state-of-the-art methodology for generating DNA sequence data from multiple loci and individuals for phylogenomics and population genomics analyses. It will cover all steps from the design of RNA probes, to library preparation, and will have a strong focus on data processing. The course will provide comprehensive understanding of the process from start to end, including possible pitfalls, optimisation, and demonstration of the use of software for different assembly, mapping, and phasing steps.

Course teachers: Tobias Andermann, Vincent Manzanilla, and Christine Bacon.

Invited lecturer: Logan Kistler, Smithsonian Institution, DC

Recommended background: We strongly recommend everyone to have a good basic knowledge of bash, and to follow the ForBio course: Introduction to Bioinformatics for Biosystematics, 25-31 August 2018.

Course level: PhD-level course. Motivated MSc students can be admitted as well. The format of this course requires students to identify the need of using these methods in their research, and students with PhD projects that include target capture will be prioritized.
A 2 ECTS course certificate will be given to students that pass the course by ForBio.

Fee: No course fee.

Travel, food and accommodation: Shared accommodation is free of charge. In addition, ForBio will cover travel for Norwegian ForBio members. Meals are included, and the venue has cooking facilities and participants will prepare food together in shifts.

Course plan: The 2018 course plan can be downloaded here. The University of Gothenburg course plan can be found here.

Application deadline has passed.

Contact Tobias AndermannVincent Manzanilla or Hugo de Boer for more information.

Tags: Target capture, Gene capture, Phylogenomics, Target enrichment, Anchored sequencing, Hyb-Seq, Hybrid sequencing
Published Jan. 25, 2018 7:21 PM - Last modified July 21, 2018 9:49 AM