[box type=”note”]An excellent series of blog posts about the 2013 Workshop on Genomics written by Melanie Melendrez from Walter Reed Army Institute of Research can be viewed on her site found here![/box] [box type=”note”]Konrad set-up a Workshop flckr site. Feel free to contribute! Workshop Flickr site![/box] [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 2013 Workshop on Genomics was held from 7-18 January, 2013 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. This will be the third time the Workshop will be held in Europe, and the fifth full-length Workshop on Genomics. A full schedule can be viewed below. Modifications and additions to the schedule may be made at anytime prior to the beginning of the Workshop, however the overall content and structure will remain largely the same.

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 Workshop to Workshop, 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.

Map of important locations: Workshop Guide.

Information from the Infocentrum about activities, dining and other information can be found here.

[hr] [typography font=”impact” size=”18″]SCHEDULE[/typography] [hr]
Week 1 : 7-18 January, 2013
Date Time Presenter Topic Location
06 Jan 6p – 10p Everyone Reception  Zlaty Andel
07 Jan 9a – 12p Scott Handley Introduction and Orientation  Theater
2p – 5p Chris Ponting Comparison of Mammalian Genomes  Theater
7p – 10p Workshop Team Laboratory Introduction (set-up)  Prelate
08 Jan 9a – 12p Konrad Paszkiewicz Sequencing Technology  Theater
2p – 5p Julian Catchen Introduction to UNIX  Prelate
7p – 10p Naiara Rodriguez Ezpeleta Quality Assessment and Quality Control Laboratory  Prelate
09 Jan 9a – 12p Mike Zody Genomic Study Design  Theater
2p – 5p Julian Catchen Advanced Unix  Prelate
7p – 10p Karin Rengefors Participant Discussions  Prelate
10 Jan 9a – 12p Rayan Chikhi Assembly Lecture  Theater
2p – 5p Workshop Team Assembly Lab I  Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone Open Lab  Prelate
11 Jan 9a – 12p Konrad Paszkiewicz Variant Calling  Theater
2p – 5p Konrad Paszkiewicz Short Read Genomics: Mapping and Variant Calling Lab  Prelate
7p – 10p Karin Rengefors Participant Presentations  Prelate
12 Jan 9a – 12p Scott Handley Introduction to R  Prelate
2p – 5p Daniel McDonald Introduction to Python  Prelate
6p – 10p Everyone Brewery Tour & Workshop Party
Week 2 : 14-21 January, 2013
Date Time Presenter Topic Location
13 Jan All Day Everyone Free Day
14 Jan 9a – 12p Manuel Garber Transcriptomics  Theater
2p – 5p Manuel Garber Transcriptomics Lab  Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone Open Lab  Prelate
15 Jan 9a – 12p Bill Cresko Next-gen Sequencing of Non-model Organisms  Theater
2p – 5p Julian Catchen Stacks Lab I  Prelate
7p – 10p Julian Catchen Stacks Lab II  Prelate
16 Jan 9a – 12p Robert Beiko Metagenomics Lecture (part 1)  Theater
2p – 5p Robert Beiko Metagenomics Lecture (part 2)  Prelate
7p – 10p Robert Beiko Metagenomics Lab I  Prelate
17 Jan 9a – 12p Joseph Bielawski Metagenomics | Detection of Selection [2 slides per page | 6 slides per page]  Theater
2p – 5p Workshop Team Open Lab | Metagenomics Lab II  Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone Open Lab  Prelate
18 Jan 9a – 12p Antonis Rokas Evolutionary Genomics  Theater
2p – 5p Everyone Open Lab  Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone End of Workshop Dinner and Party  TBD
19 Jan All Day Everyone Departure