Applications for the 2023 workshop are now open! Please fill in the form here to apply. Deadline for applications is March 1st 2023.
The 2023 Workshop on Genomics is being held 14-27th of May, 2023 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. This is the 12th time the Workshop of Genomics will be held in the Czech Republic, and the second time it will be organised in spring time.
Our philosophy is to train participants in the most relevant topics in genomics, in a vibrant, immersive and inclusive environment. The Workshop on Genomics was developed in response to the increasing demand for training on how to effectively analyse and manage data generated by modern sequencing technologies. The Workshop curriculum includes extensive coverage of fundamental techniques required of all studies utilising modern sequencing data. While the Workshop on Genomics topics may change from year-to-year, efforts are made to devote significant amounts of time to techniques being used widely in the field (e.g. genome assembly, genome annotation, transcriptomics, metagenomics, population genomics).
The Workshop registration fee is $1,950. We provide 90 hours of teaching during the two week workshop. Our price is therefore approximately $22 an hour. Note that this amount does not cover travel, lodging or boarding.
Many important details regarding fees and other information can be read on our FAQ page.
Equal Opportunities Funding
We will be providing Equal Opportunities funding through two schemes:
- Scheme 1: All aspects of the workshop will be funded. No registration fee. Accommodation and travel fees will be covered.
- Scheme 2: Payment of half the registration fee ($975). Accommodation and travel fees will not be covered.
Applications will be assessed separately from the main application process. Reviews of applications will be carried out in partnership with the European Reference Genome Atlas (ERGA) initiative.
Application for these schemes are now closed. We will inform all applicants of the outcome soon …!
The Workshop on Genomics 2023 is organised by:
Director Josephine Paris, University of L’Aquila / Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Co-Director (Course Engineer) Rayan Chikhi, Institut Pasteur, France
Co-Director (Faculty Liaison) Joan Ferrer Obiol, University of Milan, Italy
Lead Developer Guy Leonard, University of Oxford, UK
Head Teaching Assistant Mercè Montoliu Nerín – Uppsala University, Sweden
Český Krumlov Coordinator Daniel Kinzl
Coordinator Scott Handley, Washington University, US
Assisted by the Scientific Advisory Board:
Bill Cresko, University of Oregon, US
Sonya Dyhrman, Columbia University, US
Rosa Fernández, Institute of Evolutionary Biology CSIC-UPF, Spain
Sophie Shaw, All Wales Medical Genomics Service, UK
Alexander Suh, University of East Anglia, UK and Uppsala University, Sweden (Soon University of Bonn, Germany)
Emiliano Trucchi, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Chris Wheat, Stockholm University, Sweden
We are actively updating our draft schedule for 2023! Topics may be adjusted and are subject to change
Week 1 : 14-21 May, 2023
|14th May||Sunday||6p – 10p||Everyone||Reception||Activity / Lecture|
|15th May||Monday||9a – 12p||Workshop Team||Introduction and Orientation||Activity / Lecture|
|Monday||2p – 5p||Mike Zody||Sequencing Technology and Study Design||Lecture|
|Monday||7:30p – 10p||Everyone||Scientific Speed Networking||Activity|
|16th May||Tuesday||9a – 12p||Workshop Team||Dreams, fantasy dreams and genomics||Activity|
|Tuesday||2p – 5p||Mercè Montoliu Nerín||UNIX||Lab|
|Tuesday||7p – 10p||Mercè Montoliu Nerín||UNIX||Lab|
|17th May||Wednesday||9a – 12p||Mike Zody||Alignment||Lab / Lecture|
|Wednesday||2p – 5p||Erik Garrison||Variant Calling||Lab|
|Wednesday||7p – 10p||Fritz Sedlazeck||Structural Variants||Lab|
|18th May||Thursday||9a – 12p||Marcela Uliano-Silva||Genome Assembly||Lab|
|Thursday||2p – 5p||Camille Marchet & Antoine Limasset||Genome Assembly: theory and principles||Lab / Lecture|
|Thursday||7p – 10p||Marcela Uliano-Silva||Genome Assembly: from reads to a genome||Lab|
|19th May||Friday||9a – 12p||Katharina Hoff||Genome Annotation||Lab / Lecture|
|Friday||2p – 5p||Katharina Hoff||Genome Annotation||Lab|
|Friday||7p – 10p||Guy Leonard||Genomics Adventure||Lab|
|20th May||Saturday||9a – 12p||Erik Garrison||Pangenomics||Lab / Lecture|
|Saturday||2p – 3p||Rayan Chikhi||BIG Data||Lab / Lecture|
|Saturday||3p – 5p||Everyone||Open Lab / Round Table Discussions||Open Lab / Round Table Discussions|
|Saturday||6p – 10p||Everyone||Town Tour and Dinner||Activity|
|21st May||Sunday||All Day||Everyone||Free Day||Up to you!|
Week 2 : 22-27 May, 2023
|22nd May||Monday||9a – 12p||Rob Waterhouse||Comparative Genomics||Lecture / Lab|
|22nd May||Monday||2p – 5p||Francesco Cicconardi||Comparative Genomics||Lab|
|Monday||7p – 10p||Workshop Team||R & ggplot2||Lab|
|23rd May||Tuesday||9a – 12p||Rosa Fernández||Phylogenomics||Lecture|
|Tuesday||2p – 5p||Brian Haas||Transcriptomics||Lecture / Lab|
|Tuesday||7p – 10p||Rachel Steward||Differential Gene Expression||Lab|
|24th May||Wednesday||9a – 12p||Sonya Dyhrman||Genomics in the Ocean||Lecture|
|Wednesday||2p – 5p||TBC||Metagenomics & Metatranscriptomics||Lab|
|Wednesday||7p – 10p||David Barnett||Microbiome Analysis||Lab|
|25th May||Thursday||9a – 12p||Evan Eichler||Genome Structural Variation||Lecture|
|Thursday||2p – 5p||James Whiting||Population Genomics||Lab|
|Thursday||7p – 10p||TBC||Best Practices in Handling Genomic Data||Lab|
|26th May||Friday||9a – 12p||Chris Wheat||Lies, Damn Lies, and Genomics||Lecture|
|Friday||2p – 5p||Everyone||Round Table Discussions, Tshirts and Certificates||Lab / Activity|
|Friday||7.30p – 10p||Everyone||End of Workshop Party||Activity|
|27th May||Saturday||All Day||Everyone||Departure|