Registration form for CGR Metagenomics April 2020 workshop
Date: 15th - 17th April 2020
Venue: Sherrington Building, Ashton Street, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3GE
Registration fee: £330 (includes a workshop dinner)
Application deadline: 13th March 2020
This 3-day bioinformatics course is presented by the Centre for Genomic Research. It primarily focuses on practical computer sessions designed to provide delegates with hands-on experience of the informatics involved in analysing metagenomic and metagenetic datasets.
16S rRNA gene profiling (metagenetics) and shotgun sequence based metagenomics are now well established and can be utilised to characterise complex populations. The course will provide a 3-day introduction to the conceptual and practical issues involved in analysing such datasets, generated from the Illumina NGS platforms, and comprises the following sessions:
Sequence data QC and preparation for downstream analyses
Metagenomic shotgun sequence analysis.
Taxonomic profiling (Kraken & Bracken)
Metagenome assembly (MEGAHIT) and annotation (prodigal)
Functional annotation (EggNOG)
Analysis of 16S rRNA data with QIIME2
Laboratory tour of sequencing laboratory
Metagenome functional prediction using metagenetic data (PICRUSt2)
Attendees are required to have basic linux command line skills. Candidates can be advised on how to gain these skills in an easy and free manner. For more information on the workshop and required prerequisites please contact Matthew Gemmell (
Please fill in the following form if your would like to register for the CGR Metagenomics workshop.
Applicants will be chosen based on the answers to the below questions.
Successful applicant's place on the workshop will be confirmed to the applicant by Friday, 18th March 2020 and be asked to pay a £330 registration fee.
Workshop attendees will be provided one workshop dinner.
Supervisor (if applicable)
Are you currently funded by NERC in any capacity?
Why are you applying for this course and how do you hope it will benefit you?
Please state your previous experience with Linux/Bash command line and any other scripting languages.
Please list previous relevant courses you have attended.
How did you hear about the course
If successful, will you be attending the Workshop dinner on Wednesday the 15th of May 2019?
If successful, do you have any dietary requirements?
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