Sequencing whole genomes has become feasible even for small labs, with wideranging
applications in many fields, from medicine to conservation biology. However,
the hurdles in the form of technical expertise required to sequence, process and
analyze genome data remain high.

This course will provide a broad overview over the basics of genome research, aimed
at researchers with little or no prior experience. The first session will cover how to plan
a genome project, what sequencing technologies are out there, and what the basic
workflow looks like. Practical exercises will include an introduction to the command line
and how to process the raw data using bioinformatic tools.

The second day will focus
on more downstream steps, like genome assembly and annotation, and will end with a
general discussion of best practices regarding data management and sharing.

Workshop participants receive a general overview of research data management in all phases of the research cycle - from project planning and data analysis to data publication and archiving. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to delve into specific topics depending on their expertise and interest. Lecturer Dr. Birte Pfeiffer is a data curator in our DigiZ - Research Data Infrastructure working group.

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Please note that your registration is a binding commitment to participate in the full course. Drop-in and drop-out are not possible as this interrupts the learning process of the group and yourself.

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The aim of this workshop is to provide an introductory course to coastal scientists willing to explore the potential of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in their studies and using them consciously. This workshop also aims to introduce the photogrammetric method. The technique will allow participants to reconstruct the 3D environment of a scene and to measure 3D properties of objects in a given reference system using photographs. ZMT senior scientist Dr. Elisa Casella will give the course. Elisa is part of the working group DigiZ - Data Science and Technology and an expert in coastal monitoring methods using aerial vehicles and photogrammetry.