Previously known as the Flinders Bioinformatics Workshop, the Global Ecogenomic Methods workshop is designed as a hands-on introduction to microbial genomics and metagenomics sequence analysis.
The workshop is designed with end-users in mind – people that want to leverage the power of next generation sequencing, but are unsure exactly where to start. In the workshop we will walk through the steps of DNA sequence analysis, from quality control and quality assurance, through DNA assembly, to gene and protein identification and annotation. We will also analyze metagenomics DNA sequences, with hands-on experience analyzing both 16S rDNA sequences and random community metagenomics. Students in the course will learn the latest cutting-edge techniques for sequence analysis including extracting complete genomes from metagenomes and learning how to assess those genomes.
The workshop is taught through a combination of lectures highlighting and discussing the key topics, followed by hands-on practical experience analysing DNA sequences generated by the instructors for their research projects. No prior experience with programming is required. The course will include an introduction to using the terminal in Linux.