We are excited to announce our upcoming online course on "Assembly and Annotation of Genomes," scheduled for 18-22 March 2024.
Course website: https://www.physalia-courses.org/courses-workshops/course20/
This comprehensive course is designed to introduce biologists and bioinformaticians to the principles of de novo genome assembly and annotation. Participants will explore theoretical frameworks and practical examples, covering various sequencing technologies, such as Illumina short reads, PacBio HiFi and CLR reads, Oxford Nanopore long and ultralong reads, and scaffolding technologies like optical mapping and Hi-C. Quality control, consensus, structural error mitigation, manual curation, and the concept of Telomere-to-telomere (T2T) genome assembly will be emphasized.
At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Understand de novo genome assembly and annotation concepts for genomes of all sizes.
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various sequencing technologies and scaffolding methods.
- Gain hands-on experience with tools for assembly, quality evaluation, visualization, and manual curation.
- Acquire practical skills in feature annotation, including genes and repeats.
For the full list of our courses: https://www.physalia-courses.org/courses-workshops/