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.