Genome-centric Metagenomics Workshop 2019
From community DNA to provisional whole genomes of microbial populations
This genome-centric metagenomics workshop will teach you how to obtain provisional whole genomes of individual populations from a mixed microbial community using metagenomics. The workshop has two sessions.
Session I : a two-day wetlab session dedicated towards wetlab work to generate metagenomic libraries. During this session, participants will have hands-on training on metagenome library preparation. Working individually, participants will create indexed shotgun metagenome libraries from genomic DNA of a mock community. They will get a behind-the-scenes look into a sequencing center and learn about library quality control, cleanup, and sample loading onto an Illumina MiSeq benchtop sequencer. Basic wet lab skills are prerequisites for attending this session.
Session II : a five-day bioinformatics session focused on metagenomic data analysis. During this session, participants will learn to check raw sequence read quality, perform read quality control, assemble and annotate contigs, bin contigs into provisional whole genomes, and extract taxonomic information, functional annotations, and pathway information for each binned genomes. Moreover, during the workshop, there is a "work on your own data" lab everyday. In these labs, the participants get the oppotunities to practise what they have learned in the class and lab and also to discuss the challenge they are facing for their analysis.
Both sessions of the workshop include seminars that provide in-depth background information and labs (wet and dry) geared towards providing hands-on experience. The bioinformatics tools used are freely available open access tools to enable participants to replicate the workflow with their own data. Interested participants can choose to register for either one or both of the sessions. This workshop is developed by The Energy Bioengineering and Geomicrobiology Group in the University of Calgary
Workshop Topic Highlights
Two-day metagenomic workshop - wetlab session (August 19 - 20, 2019):
Five-day metagenomic workshop - bioinformatics data analysis session (August 21 - 23, 26th - 27th, 2019):
Wet lab session: Room: 5th floor in EEEL building, University of Calgary Bioinformatics session: Room: TBD, University of Calgary
work phone: 1-403-2108727
University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4