[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 2014 Workshop on Genomics is being held from 12-24 January, 2014 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. This will be the fourth 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 any time 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.

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Week 1 : 12-18 January, 2014
Date Time Presenter Topic Location
12 Jan 6p – 10p Everyone Reception Zlaty Andel
13 Jan 9a – 12p Karin Rengefors 2014 Introduction and Orientation (Blog) Theater
2p – 5p Workshop Team Laboratory Introduction and Set-up Prelate
7p – 10p Julian Catchen Introduction to UNIX (Blog) Prelate
14 Jan 9a – 12p Konrad Paszkiewicz Sequencing Technology (Blog) Theater
2p – 5p Julian Catchen Advanced Unix Commands (Blog) Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone Participant Presentations Prelate
15 Jan 9a – 12p Mike Zody (Faculty Highlight) Genomics Study Design (Blog) Theater
2p – 5p Naiara
Sequence Data Quality Control (Blog) Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone Participant Presentations (Blog) Prelate
16 Jan 9a – 12p Konrad Paszkiewicz Alignment Methods (Blog) Theater
2p – 5p Konrad Paszkiewicz Genomics Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone | Konrad Paszkiewicz Open Lab | Genomics Lab Continuation Prelate
17 Jan 9a – 12p Rayan Chikhi Assembly (Blog) Theater
2p – 5p Rayan Chikhi Assembly Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone | Rayan Chikhi Open Lab | Assembly Lab Continuation Prelate
18 Jan 9a – 12p Rob Knight (Faculty Highlight) Metagenomics/Microbial Ecology (Blog) | QIIME (Blog) Theater
2p – 5p Evan Eichler Genome Structural Variation (Blog) Theater
5,30p – 10p Everyone Social Activity Town | Brewery
Week 2 : 19-25 January, 2014
Date Time Presenter Topic Location
19 Jan All Day Everyone Free Day (Blog) (Twitter Highlights Wk1 Blog) Anywhere
20 Jan 9a – 12p Bill Cresko (Faculty Highlight) RAD-sequencing Lecture (Blog) Theater
2p – 5p Julian Catchen STACKS Lab I Practical | Lab Lecture Slides Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone | Julian Catchen Open Lab | Stacks Lab II Prelate
21 Jan 9a – 12p Nick Loman (Faculty Highlight) Clinical Metagenomics (Blog) Theater
2p – 5p Nick Loman Metagenomics Lab I Prelate
7p – 10p Daniel McDonald Introduction to Python Programming Prelate
22 Jan 9a – 12p Manuel Garber Transcriptomics Lecture (Blog) Theater
2p – 5p Manuel Garber Transcriptomics Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Manuel Garber | Anders Lanzen CREST tutorial | Open Lab Prelate
23 Jan 9a – 12p Antonis Rokas Evolutionary Genomics (Blog) Theater
2p – 5p Daniel McDonald Metagenomics Lab II: QIIME Prelate
7p – 10p Daniel McDonald Metagenomics Lab II ctd. | Open Lab Prelate
24 Jan 9a – 12p Chris Wheat (Faculty Highlight) Ecological Genomics Pt. I | Ecological Genomics Pt. II (Blog) Theater
2p – 5p Neil Hall (Faculty Highlight) Genomics and Pathogens (Blog) Theater
7p – 10p Everyone End of Workshop Dinner and Party You decide!
25 Jan All Day Everyone Departure (Final Blog: Frescos & freakishly fun Genomics)