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Course Description

With increasing adoption of Next Generation Sequencing technologies to infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigations, genomic epidemiology (combining pathogen genomics data with epidemiological investigations to track the spread of infectious diseases) is poised to change the practices of public health and infection controls and provides unprecedented amount of data for pathogen evolution studies.

The CBW has developed a 3-day course providing an introduction to genomic epidemiology analysis followed by hands-on practical tutorials demonstrating the use selected analysis tools. The tutorials are designed as self-contained units that include example data and detailed instructions for installation of all required bioinformatics tools or access to publicly available web applications.

Course Objectives

Participants will gain practical experience and skills to be able to:

  • Understand next generation sequencing (NGS) platforms as applied to pathogen genomics and metagenomics sequencing
  • Analyze NGS data for pathogen surveillance and outbreak investigations
  • Analyze antimicrobial resistance genes
  • Detect emerging pathogens in metagenomics data
  • Perform phylogeographic analysis
  • Use different visualization tools for genomic epidemiology analysis
Target Audience

Graduates, postgraduates, staff bioinformaticians, laboratory technologists, medical microbiologists and PIs working with or about to embark on analysis of genomic and metagenomics data for epidemiological investigations.

Workshop Details:

Duration: 3 days

Start: Oct 04, 2021

End: Oct 06, 2021

Course Mode:

Status: Registration Closed

Workshop Ended

CAD $389 for applications received between March 18, 2021 to June 30, 2021
CAD $519 for applications received between July 1, 2021 to September 25, 2021
Limited to: 40 participants
Open Access Content:

Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops promotes open access. Past workshop content is available under a Creative Commons License.


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