Metabarcoding for diet analysis and environmental DNA - Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th September 2022 (Face to Face)
Sequencing DNA barcodes from mixed sources of DNA is an increasingly used way to survey biodiversity, whether analysing dietary content from faecal-derived DNA or monitoring aquatic species from water-derived DNA. This course will give an overview of metabarcoding with different barcoding genes to target particular taxa. Using an example data set we will go from raw sequence data through to assigning taxonomy to the sequence variants.

Places are restricted to UK-based researchers and only 30 places are available so please only register if you intend on attending.

This course will take place face-to-face at the University of Sheffield from 14–16th September 2022.

The workshop will be held over two half days and one full day as follows:
Wednesday 14th Sept 1.30-5pm
Thursday 15th Sept 9.30-5pm
Friday 16th Sept 9.30-1pm

The workshop will be held in Sheffield on Mappin Street. Full location will be shared with invited participants. There will also be an opportunity to tour the NEOF Visitor Facility labs and hear about how they can be accessed for your research.

You will need to bring your own laptop, but no special software is required - just a web browser. There will be a cost of £50, payable in August if you are invited to attend. Tea/coffee and lunch on the 15th will be provided.

The deadline to register is Wednesday 3rd August. You will hear in the week commencing 8th August whether you have been invited and will need to confirm your attendance.

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