The 2018 Workshop on Genomics is being held from 7-20 January, 2018 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. This will be the eighth time the Workshop will be held in Europe.

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. A map of important locations can be found 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 Workshop on Genomics is organized and Co-directed by:

Dag Ahren, Lund University

Scott Handley, Washington University

Brian Haas, The Broad Institute


Week 1 : 7-13 January, 2018

Date Day Time Presenter Topic Location
7 Jan Sunday 6p – 10p Everyone Reception Hotel Zlaty Andel
8 Jan Monday 9a – 12p Scott Handley Introduction and Orientation Theater
Monday 2p – 5p Sonya Dyhrman From flask to field: tracking the drivers of phytoplankton physiological ecology across marine ecosystems
partA.pdf   partB.pdf
Monday 7:30p – 10p Everyone Scientific Speed Networking Minorite Monastery
9 Jan Tuesday 9a – 12p Julian Catchen History and New Developments in Sequencing Technology Theater
Tuesday 2p – 5p Guy Leonard & Julian Catchen Introduction to the Computer Lab
Connecting to the Cloud
Tuesday 7p – 10p Julian Catchen Introduction to UNIX 1
10 Jan Wednesday 9a – 12p Mike Zody Genomics Study Design Theater
Wednesday 2p – 5p Julian Catchen Advanced Unix Prelate
Wednesday 7p – 10p Dag Ahrén & Josephine Paris Sequence Data Quality Control Lab Prelate
11 Jan Thursday 9a – 12p Mike Zody Introduction to Read Alignment
Alignment Workshop
Thursday 2p – 5p Workshop Team Workshop on Genomics Prelate
Thursday 7p – 10p Workshop Team Genomics Lab Continuation Prelate
12 Jan Friday 9a – 12p Rayan Chikhi Genome Assembly & Kmer Based Methods Theater
Friday 2p – 5p Rayan Chikhi Genome Assembly & Kmer Lab Prelate
Friday 7p – 10p Everyone Genome Assembly & Kmer Lab Continuation Prelate
13 Jan Saturday 9a – 12p Antonis Rokas Evolutionary Genomics Theater
Saturday 2p – 5p Evan Eichler Genome Structural Variation Theater
Saturday 7p – 10p Everyone  Town Tour and Dinner Meet in Town Square

Week 2 : 14-20 January, 2018

Date Day Time Presenter Topic Location
14 Jan Sunday 6p – 10p Everyone Free Day You decide!
15 Jan Monday 9a – 12p Bill Cresko RAD-seq Lecture Theater
Monday 2p – 5p Julian Catchen Stacks_Lab Prelate
Monday 7p – 10p Julian Catchen Stacks Lab Continuation Prelate
16 Jan Tuesday 9a – 12p Sarah Hird Using the Microbiome for Evolutionary Biology Theater
Tuesday 2p – 5p Daniel McDonald QIIME 2 Lab Prelate
Tuesday 7p – 10p Daniel McDonald QIIME 2 Lab Continuation Prelate
17 Jan Wednesday 9a – 12p Brian Haas Transcriptomics Lecture Theater
Wednesday 2p – 5p Brian Haas Transcriptomics Lab Prelate
Wednesday 7p – 10p Scott Handley Introduction to R slides exercises Prelate
18 Jan Thursday 9a – 12p Karthik Shekhar Single-cell Transcriptomics Lecture Theater
Thursday 2p – 5p Karthik Shekhar Single-cell Transcriptomics Lab Prelate
Thursday 7p – 10p Karthik Shekhar Single-cell Transcriptomics Lab Prelate
19 Jan Friday 9a – 12p Eline Lorenzen Artic marine mammals in changing climates Theater
Friday 2p – 5p Chris Wheat Lies, Damn Lies and Genomics
(pt1)  (pt2)
Friday 7p – 10p Everyone End of Workshop Party TBD
20 Jan Saturday 9a – 12p Everyone Departure You Decide!