Introduction to genome assembly and annotation course

Course details

In this 17-hour course, participants will be introduced to the most important computational tools used to assemble and annotate bacterial, organellar, and nuclear genomes.

Participants will learn how to obtain hybrid assemblies using both short (Illumina) and long (ONT and PacBio) reads and how to annotate them.

The aim of the course is to train researchers in the most important aspects needed to obtain their annotated genomes.

The course will combine theory with hands-on exercises using real datasets.

Language: English or Spanish.

Number of places available: 12.

Instructors: Jaime Imaz and Antón Vizcaíno.

Target audience and requirements

Master students, early career researchers (pre-docs and post-docs), or senior researchers, either from Industry or Academia, interested in genome sequencing. Please note that this is an introductory course and is not intended for researchers with experience in genome assembly and annotation.

Basic skills in high-throughput sequencing are required. Researchers who are not familiar with high-throughput sequencing might want to consider signing up first to our introductory course. Basic use of UNIX-based command line is desirable.

Hands-on work will be performed in UNIX environments (Linux, Mac).

All participants should bring and use their own laptops.

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