The application deadline has passed. Welcome to everyone that is joining this year.

The 2017 Workshop on Genomics is being held from 8-21 January, 2017 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. This will be the seventh time the Workshop will be held in Europe.

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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 and best practices for sequence data generation, management and analysis. 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, population genomics).

The Workshop registration fee is $1,800. 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 here or on the Workshop Guide.

Information about lodging options in Cesky Krumlov can be found here.

Detailed information about housing and discounted rates can be viewed here./

A full schedule can be viewed below. Modifications and additions to the schedule may be made at any time prior to the beginning of the Workshop; however, the overall content and structure will remain largely the same. The list of faculty for this year’s workshop is found here and all the instructors are listed here.

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

Dag Ahren, Lund University

Scott Handley, Washington University

Konrad Paszkiewicz, University of Exeter

Karin Rengefors, Lund University



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Week 2 : 8-14 January, 2017

Date Time Presenter Topic Location
8 Jan 6p – 10p Everyone Reception Hotel Zlaty Andel
9 Jan 9a – 12p Karin Rengefors Introduction and orientation Theater
2p – 5p Evan Eichler Genome Structural Variation Theater


Everyone Scientific Speed Networking Castle Study Center
10 Jan 9a – 12p Konrad Paszkiewicz History and New Developments in Sequencing Technology Theater
2p – 5p Konrad Paszkiewicz and Julian Catchen Cloud Computing and Computing Hardware

Connecting to the Cloud – Instructions

7p – 10p Julian Catchen Introduction to UNIX Prelate
11 Jan 9a – 12p Mike Zody Genomics Study Design Theater
2p – 5p Julian Catchen Advanced Unix Prelate
7p – 10p Sophie Shaw Sequence Data Quality Control – Slides | Lab Prelate
12 Jan 9a – 12p Mike Zody Alignment Methods Lab – Slides | Exercises Prelate
2p – 5p Konrad Paszkiewicz Genomics Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Workshop Team | Konrad Paszkiewicz Genomics Lab continuation Prelate
13 Jan 9a – 12p Rayan Chikhi Genome Assembly Theater
2p – 5p Rayan Chikhi Genome Assembly Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone Genome Assembly Lab continuation Prelate
14 Jan 9a -12p Sonya Dyhrman From flask to field: tracking the drivers of phytoplankton physiological ecology across marine ecosystems Theater
2p – 5p Elin Videvall and Scott Handley Introduction to R Prelate
6p – 10p Everyone Town Tour and Dinner at Depot Meet in Town Square

Week 2 : 15-21 January, 2017

Date Time Presenter Topic Location
15 Jan All Day Everyone Free Day Anywhere
16 Jan 9a – 12p Bill Cresko RAD-seq Lecture Theater
2p – 5p Julian Catchen Stacks Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Julian Catchen Stacks Lab Continuation Prelate
17 Jan 9a – 12p Paul McMurdie Metagenomics Lecture Theater
2p – 5p Daniel McDonald and Yoshiki Vazquez-Baeza QIIME Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Paul McMurdie PhyloSeq Lab Prelate
18 Jan 9a – 12p Brian Haas Transcriptomics Lecture Theater
2p – 5p Brian Haas Transcriptomics Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Brian Haas Transcriptomics Lab Continuation Prelate
19 Jan 9a – 12p Ramunas Stepanauskas Single Cell Genomics Theater
2p – 5p Chris Wheat Lies, damn lies and genomics – Part One | Part Two Theater
7p – 10p Everyone Final Open Lab | Downloading your data | Installing software Prelate
20 Jan 9a – 12p Jennifer Gardy Genomics in Public Health: Tracking and Treating Disease with DNA Sequencing Theater
2p – 5p Tobias Uller Epigenetics in Ecology and Evolution Theater
7p – 10p Everyone End of Workshop Dinner and Party You decide!
21 Jan All Day Everyone Departure