Paleogenomics course (Berlin, 7-11 May 2018)
Last days to save your place for our Paleogenomics course (Berlin, 7-11 May 2018)
This course will introduce biologists to the main bioinformatic tools for the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data from ancient samples. Through a series of theoretical and practical hands-on sessions, the main goal of this course is to provide a clear understanding of the most common bioinformatic methods adopted in a wide range of paleogenomics projects (from metagenomic screening of ancient samples, to NGS reads mapping and phylogenetic tree reconstruction). Particular attention will be given to quality control, DNA damage assessment and variants calling. A basic introduction to NGS platforms and the main file formats used in most common bioinformatics pipelines will be provided. Each day will consist of a mix of introductory lectures on the theoretical background of the programs that will be used, followed by hands-on exercises using command line tools performed by the participants under guided supervision.
Instructors: Dr Claudio Ottoni (University_of_Oslo) Dr Amine Namouchi (University_of_Oslo)
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