Now in our 12th year of training researchers, the UC Davis Bioinformatics Core invites you to attend our upcoming workshop at UC Davis on Microbial Community.

September 3-6, 2019

This workshop covers amplicon-based microbial analysis and methodology using high throughput sequencing technologies. Topics will include:

  • Differences between community analysis with amplicons versus shotgun metagenomics and metatranscriptomics
  • Experimental design
  • Sequence data quality assurance and expectations
  • Processing of amplicon reads (using the python application dbcAmplicons)
  • Analysis of community structure (using R and vegan)
  • Lecture on metagenome assembly and metatranscriptome assembly and annotation
  • Post analysis and visualization (using R)

Exercises will be performed with provided datasets, using command-line interaction and with RStudio. This workshop is suitable for beginners, and is also of interest to those with some experience.

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