In many fields of biology, researchers are beginning to realize the influence and impact of microbiota on individuals and systems. The skills and concepts introduced in this genomics workshop are relevant to a wide variety of microbial community analysis applications: ecological, human health associated, model organism associated, etc. Led by a team of experts from The Jackson Laboratory, the following topics will be explored:
• Microbial community analysis theory, study design and methodologies
• 16S rRNA sequencing analysis and interpretation
• Shotgun metagenomics analysis and interpretation
• De novo genome assembly
• Power calculations
• Advanced topics in microbial community analysis
All researchers interested in gaining these skills are invited to join the workshop. In addition, participants are encouraged to bring a poster (either new or reused from a recent meeting) as a way to discuss their research with experts and peers during a networking poster session. Please bring your own laptop for the analysis sessions. If you do not have a laptop, one can be provided to you upon request.
The 2020 schedule is still under construction. Please view the previous year's schedule below for an idea of course content and flow. For 2020, the first day of the course will be Tuesday, October 27th and the last day will be Thursday, October 29th. Please plan on arriving a day before the course starts and leaving a day after the course ends.