27th JGI Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics (MGM-27) Workshop: 17-21 September 2018, USA
The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) will be offering two five-day workshops on Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics during 2018. Each workshop will have a similar agenda and content, and will include seminars and extensive hands-on tutorials on how to use the IMG family of systems for comparative analysis of isolate genomes and metagenomes. The main goal of this workshop is to provide the participants with training in microbial genomic and metagenomic analysis and demonstrate how the cutting-edge science and technology of DOE JGI can enhance research.
This course is primarily aimed at benchtop or experimental biologists and budding computational biologists that wish to use IMG resources for (meta)genome exploration, comparative genomics and gene discovery.
It would be beneficial if attendees have some basic understanding of microbiology, biochemistry or molecular biology, or computational biology concepts (e.g., multiple sequence alignment, phylogenetic tree construction). Although this workshop centers on computational topics, no programming knowledge is required.