[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 2015 Workshop on Genomics was held from 11-24 January, 2015 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. This was the fifth time the Workshop will be held in Europe, and the sixth full-length Workshop on Genomics. A full schedule can be viewed below.

The Workshop on Genomics was developed in response to the increasing demand for training on how to effectively analyze and manage data generated by modern sequencing technologies. The Workshop curriculum includes extensive coverage of fundamental techniques required of all studies utilizing modern sequence data. This includes management and modification of modern sequence data files, using the Unix command-line and editors to manipulate large data files, assembly (both mapping and de novo) and best practices for sequence data generation. The second-half of the Workshop is devoted to specific sub-disciplines within the genomic sciences. While these 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. transcriptomics, genome assembly, metagenomics).

The Workshop registration fee is $1800. This amount does not cover travel, lodging or boarding. Many important details about this and other topics can be read on our FAQ page and a map of important locations: Workshop Guide.

The Workshop on Genomics is organized and Co-directed by:

Karin Rengefors, Lund University

Naiara Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, AZTI Tecnalia

Konrad Paszkiewicz, University of Exeter

Scott Handley, Washington University

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Week 1 : 11-17 January, 2015
Date Time Presenter Topic Location
11 Jan 6p – 10p Everyone Reception Zlaty Andel
12 Jan 9a – 12p Karin Rengefors Introduction and orientationTown options & information Theater
2p – 5p Konrad Paszkiewicz and Workshop Team Introduction to the Laboratory and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone Scientific speed networking Prelate
13 Jan 9a – 12p Konrad Paszkiewicz History and New Developments in Sequencing Technology Theater
2p – 5p Julian Catchen Introduction to UNIX Prelate
7p – 10p Naiara Rodriquez-Ezpeleta Sequence Data Quality Control Lab Prelate
14 Jan 9a – 12p Mike Zody (Faculty Highlight) Genomics Study Design Theater
2p – 5p Julian Catchen Advanced UNIX Prelate
7p – 10p Workshop Team Advanced UNIX Continuation Prelate
15 Jan 9a – 12p Konrad Paszkiewicz Alignment Methods Theater
2p – 5p Konrad Paszkiewicz Genomics Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Workshop Team | Konrad Paszkiewicz Genomics Lab Continuation Prelate
16 Jan 9a – 12p Rayan Chikhi Assembly Theater
2p – 5p Rayan Chikhi Assembly Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Workshop Team | Rayan Chikhi Assembly Lab Continuation Prelate
17 Jan 9a – 12p Evan Eichler Genome Structural Variation Theater
2p – 5p Workshop Team Open Lab Prelate
5:30p – 10p Everyone Social Activity Town | Brewery
Week 2 : 19-25 January, 2015
Date Time Presenter Topic Location
18 Jan All Day Everyone Free Day Anywhere
19 Jan 9a – 12p Curtis Huttenhower Metagenomics and Meta’omics Theater
2p – 5p Curtis Huttenhower Metagenomics Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Daniel McDonald QIIME Lab Prelate
20 Jan 9a – 12p Bill Cresko (Faculty Highlight) RAD-sequencing lecture Theater
2p – 5p Bill Cresko | Julian Catchen STACKS laboratory Prelate
7p – 10p Workshop Team | Bill Cresko | Julian Catchen STACKS Lab Continuation Prelate
21 Jan 9a – 12p Manuel Garber Transcriptomics Lecture Theater
2p – 5p Dag Ahren| Alper Kucukural | Manuel Garber Transcriptomics Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Dag Ahren| Alper Kucukural | Manuel Garber Transcriptomics Lab Continuation Prelate
22 Jan 9a – 12p Antonis Rokas Evolutionary Genomics Theater
2p – 5p Tanja Woyke Single-cell genomics Theater
7p – 10p Workshop Team Open Lab (AMI from home) Prelate
23 Jan 9a – 12p Chris Wheat (Faculty Highlight) Lies, damn lies and genomics Theater
2p – 5p Sophien Kamoun Pathogenomics Theater
7p – 10p Everyone End of Workshop Dinner and Party You decide!
24 Jan All Day Everyone Departure