Hands-on Training School coming up on October!

Together with our partners at the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics of the Democritus University of Thrace, we organise a Hands-on Training School on Microbiome Sequencing and Data Analysis.

Microbiomes are complex and dynamic microbial communities which along with their metabolites, have key roles in many biological processes of their host – plant or animal – and/or of the ecosystem. The rapid development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in the past years has enabled the study of microbiomes at a level never before seen and therefore, not only unravel their roles but also design and develop novel applications, services and products.


The aim of this Five-day Hands-on Training School on Microbiome Sequencing & Data Analysis is to provide an in-depth insight in the generation, analysis and interpretation of microbiome metagenomic sequencing data.


The curriculum of the workshop includes theoretical lectures on microbiome sequencing (amplicon 16S/ITS - shotgun metagenomics, metatranscriptomics) as well as case studies’ presentation, plus hands-on training from metagenomic DNA to library preparation, sequencing and data analysis. Participants are welcome to bring 1-2 samples for analysis.


The Training School is open to students, researchers and technicians who wish to acquire an in-depth insight into the generation, analysis and interpretation of microbiome metagenomic sequencing data. M.Sc students /Ph.D. students/ postdoctoral fellows/technicians in academia or industry with an interest to work on microbiome analysis are encouraged to apply.


The Training School will be held onsite on 8 – 12 October 2021 and is hosted by Next Generation Sequencing Unit, Node of the OMIC-Engine Research infrastructure at the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics (MBG) of the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH).


For more information, regarding the Training School please visit our website here and apply by September 8th, 2021.


You can contact us at info@omicengine.com or via Twitter, Facebook και LinkedIn. Regarding the Training School please contact at omicengine.axd@gmail.com or call at 0030 25510 30674 or 0030 25510 30657.