Analysis of Metagenomic Data (2015) New
A poster announcing this workshop can be found here
Metagenomics, the sequencing of DNA directly from a sample without first culturing and isolating the organisms, has become the principal tool of “meta-omic” analysis. It can be used to explore the diversity, function, and ecology of microbial communities. The CBW has developed a 3-day course providing an introduction to metagenomic data analysis followed by hands-on practical tutorials demonstrating the use of metagenome analysis tools. The tutorials are designed as self-contained units that include example data and detailed instructions for installation of all required bioinformatics tools.
Participants will gain practical experience and skills to be able to:
- Design appropriate microbiome-focused experiments
- Understand the advantages and limitations of metagenomic data analysis
- Devise an appropriate bioinformatics workflow for processing and analyzing metagenomic sequence data (marker-gene, shotgun metagenomic, and metatranscriptomic data)
- Apply appropriate statistics to undertake rigourous data analysis
- Visualize datasets to gain intuitive insights into the composition and/or activity of their microbiome
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