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An introduction to bioinformatic tools for population genomic data analysis


CeMEB and the Department of Marine Sciences offer a course aimed at detailed understanding and hands-on experience of using state of the art bioinformatics pipelines for one's own biological research questions.

9 Nov 2020 - 14 Nov 2020
Online via zoom
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Pierre De Wit, Department of Marine Sciences - Tjärnö
Mats Töpel, Department of Marine Sciences - Gothenburg
Matthew Pinder, Department of Marine Sciences – Gothenburg
Misha Matz, Department of Integrative Biology at University of Texas
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The course corresponds to 1.5 week of full time studies. It covers basic computing tools required to run command line applications, processing high throughput sequencing data of whole genome/exome/restriction site digested (RAD) DNA for population genomic studies.

Bioinformatics is increasingly becoming a necessary skill for all Biologists, especially for those working with genetic data. New developments in DNA sequencing has increased the amount of available data to the point where it is impossible to observe the data visually, so we need computers to help us. However, starting to work with bioinformatic data analyses is a very large step for most Biology students, and there is a lack of training opportunities at an introductory level.

This course aims to bridge this gap, by targeting Biology students, at the PhD level, with no previous background in bioinformatics, starting at a really basic level with command-line interfaces, and working its way up to rather complex data analyses.

The course is very hands-on, with many practical exercises, and is aimed at people who have ongoing projects where bioinformatic data analysis is necessary. Preferably people who already have data, but have problems with how to analyze them, as part of the course also offers an opportunity to analyze their own data with methods learned in class.

Students participating in the course on line on zoom.
Normally, this course is offered at Tjärnö Marine Laboratory but this year is different.