Transmitting Science is offering a new course on its new venue: AN INTRODUCTION TO METAGENOMICS AND METABARCODING.
Place: Heraklion (Crete, Greece).
Instructor: Dr. M. Lisandra Zepeda-Mendoza (Chr. Hansen – Bacterial Physiology & Improvement, Denmark).
Metagenomics is the . Environments as diverse as Antarctic lakes, hot springs, or the human gut can be biologically characterized by extracting and sequencing DNA from samples taken from them. A characteristic of many of these samples is their complexity, posing difficulties to their analysis and characterization. However, metagenomics allows of samples. These two kinds of characterizations also enable the comparison of different habitats for .
In this course students will be introduced to the command line environment used to analyze data (HTS). The initial cleaning steps that must be performed on every HTS dataset will be described and we will use the processed data for proper functional and taxonomical characterization of a metagenomic dataset. We will use methods such as . Due to the wide usage of for the taxonomic characterization of an environment, we will also discuss strategies and data analysis. The course will be based on both