Registration fee: $350.00

The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research; the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard; and the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at MGH presents a week-long workshop focused exclusively on approaches to microbial genome sequencing of bacteria and viruses.

This intensive, hands-on course will feature morning and afternoon sessions taught by expert faculty and technical assistants.  All participants will acquire fundamental computational skills, appropriate study design, data interpretation, and overall literacy in bioinformatics.

When: 12-16, December, 2016 : Morning Sessions 9:00 – 12:00 | Afternoon Sessions 1:00 – 4:00

Where: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Harvard Medical School 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur Boston, MA 02115.

Fee: There is a $350 registration fee to offset the costs of providing this 5 day workshop. Breakfast, lunch, and access to Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure are included. A networking reception will be held for all participants who complete the workshop.


Monday Topic Faculty Member Institution
AM Clinical Genomics in Public Health Jennifer Gardy British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
PM Laboratory and Unix Intro. Sophie Shaw The University of Aberdeen
AM Using Bacterial Genomics to Improve Public Health and Clinical Decision Making

Bacterial Comparative Genomics

Yonatan Grad & Christopher Desjardins Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Broad Institute
PM Bacterial Genomics Laboratory Christopher Desjardins Broad Institute
AM Viral Genomics and Evolution Sergei L Kosakovsky Pond Temple University
PM Viral Genomics and Evolution – Workshop Sergei L Kosakovsky Pond Temple University
AM Introduction to metagenomics and genome binning  A. Murat Eren  University of Chicago
PM Anvi’o Laboratory

Anvi’o Install Instructions for Mac Users

Workshop File Download

 A. Murat Eren  University of Chicago
AM Introduction to amplicon-based inference of microbial community structures Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza University of California, San Diego
PM QIIME Laboratory Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza University of California, San Diego
Downloading Your Data Sophie Shaw The University of Aberdeen