The 2016 Workshop on Genomics was held from 10-23 January, 2016 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. This will be the sixth time the Workshop will be held in Europe, and the seventh full-length Workshop on Genomics.

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: Workshop Guide.

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 is organized and Co-directed by:

Dag Ahren, Lund University

Scott Handley, Washington University

Konrad Paszkiewicz, University of Exeter

Karin Rengefors, Lund University

Naiara Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, AZTI Tecnalia


Miscellaneous Items:

FACULTY LUNCHES booking sheet

BINGO! sheet

Daily Questionnaire

Q&A for questionnaire

!!! PARTY INFO !!!

Week 1: 10-16 January, 2016

Date Time Presenter Topic Location
10 Jan 6p – 10p Everyone Reception Zlaty Andel
11 Jan 9a – 12p Dag Ahrén Introduction and Orientation | Town options & Information Theater
2p – 5p Evan Eichler Genome Structural Variation Theater
7p – 10p Everyone Scientific speed networking Depot cafebar
12 Jan 9a – 12p Konrad Paszkiewicz History and New Developments in Sequencing Technology Theater
2p – 5p Workshop Team Cloud computing | Introduction to the Laboratory and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Prelate
7p – 10p Julian Catchen Introduction to UNIX Prelate
13 Jan 9a – 12p Mike Zody Genomics Study Design Theater
2p – 5p Julian Catchen Advanced UNIX Prelate
7p – 10p Workshop Team Sequence Data quality control | Introduction to R Prelate
14 Jan 9a – 12p Mike Zody Alignment Methods Prelate
2p – 5p Konrad Paszkiewicz Genomics Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Workshop TeamKonrad Paszkiewicz Genomics Lab Continuation Prelate
15 Jan 9a – 12p Gosia Trynka Using epigenetic marks for biological interpretation of complex trait associations Theater
2p – 5p Rayan Chikhi Assembly Theater
7p – 10p Rayan Chikhi Assembly Lab Prelate
16 Jan 9a – 12p Sonya Dyhrman From flask to field: tracking the drivers of phytoplankton physiological ecology across marine ecosystems [1] [2] Theater
2p – 5p Workshop TeamRayan Chikhi Assembly Lab Continuation + Aftermath Prelate
6p – 10p Everyone Beer tasting and dinner at Eggenberg Brewery – Meet at Town Square at 6pm for town tour first Town | Brewery

Week 2: 17-23 January, 2016

Date Time Presenter Topic Location
17 Jan All Day Everyone Free Day Anywhere
18 Jan 9a – 12p Paul McMurdie Metagenomics Lecture Theater
2p – 5p Daniel McDonald QIIME Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Paul McMurdie PhyloSeq Lab Prelate
19 Jan 9a – 12p Bill Cresko RAD-Sequencing lecture Theater
2p – 5p Bill Cresko | Julian Catchen Stacks Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Workshop Team | Bill Cresko | Julian Catchen Stacks Lab Continuation Prelate
20 Jan 9a – 12p Brian Haas Transcriptomics Lecture Theater
2p – 5p Brian Haas Transcriptomics Lab Prelate
7p – 10p Brian Haas Transcriptomics Lab Continuation
21 Jan 9a – 12p Chris Wheat Lies, damn lies and genomics Theater
2p – 5p Toni Gabaldón Ortholog Detection Prelate
7p – 10p Toni Gabaldón Ortholog Detection Lab Prelate
22 Jan 9a – 12p Antonis Rokas Evolutionary Genomics Theater
2p – 5p Everyone Final Open Lab | Downloading your data Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone End of Workshop Dinner and Party You decide!
23 Jan All Day Everyone Departure