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Genome Assembly and Annotation 2021 – Online

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Genome Assembly and Annotation 2021 – Online

May 3 @ 08:00 May 7 @ 17:00 CEST

Elixir course open for PhD students, postdocs, researchers and other employees in need of Genome assembly and annotation skills.

Important dates

Application opens: 30th of March 
Application closes:19th of April
Confirmation to accepted students: 26th of April

Responsible teachers:  
Christophe Klopp (FR), Lucile Soler (SE), Mahesh Binzer-Panchal (SE), Nima Rafati (SE), Tomas Larsson (SE), Henrik Lantz (SE), Brane Leskosek (SI), Marko Vidak (SI) and Erik Hjerde (NO)

If you do not receive information according to the above dates please contact:  
Erik Hjerde

Course fee

The course is free of charge.

Course content

This course will introduce the best practice bioinformatics methods to assemble and annotate genomes via a series of lectures, group work and computer practicals. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Quality Assessment of sequencing data
  • Long read technologies and assemblies and assembly polishing
  • Assembly Validation
  • Hi-C sequencing
  • Method in Structural Annotation
  • Abinitio annotation
  • Annotation with maker
  • Abinitio training
  • Functional annotation
  • Submission to DB
  • Bacterial annotation

Entry requirements

Required for being able to follow the course and complete the computer exercises:

  • Mandatory to complete a short command line course prior to the event. This will be made available to enrolled participants

The course is limited to 25 people, and maximum 2 participants per national ELIXIR node (except Norway). The course is an advanced course. Based on the information collected upon registration, the course organizers will enroll participants.