registration is now open for the 6th edition of the "Metabarcoding in Microbial Ecology" course.
Format and dates: online, February 6th-10th (2-8 pm Berlin time)
This course will provide a thorough introduction to the application of metabarcoding techniques in microbial ecology. The topics covered by the course range from bioinformatic processing of next-generation sequencing data to the most important approaches in multivariate statistics. Using a combination of theoretical lectures and hands-on exercises, participants will learn the most important computational steps of a metabarcoding study from the processing of raw sequencing reads down to the final statistical evaluations. After completing the course, the participants should be able to understand the potential and limitations of metabarcoding techniques as well as to process their own datasets to answer the questions under investigation.
After attending the course, attendees will be able to:
1) understand the concept, potential and limitation of microbial metabarcoding techniques.
2) learn how to process raw sequencing reads to obtain meaningful information.
3) obtain experience on how to statistically evaluate and visualize your data.
4) make informed decisions on best practices for your own data.