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.