Two upcoming courses about genome assembly

In the upcoming months two courses are being organized related to genome assembly. The course scope and topics as well as the specific target audiences are specified on the respective course page.

The Leiden course Advanced de novo assembly and resolving complex genomic regions (1-3 June 2015) offers a wide perspective on genome assembly and features several keynote speakers. The course is aimed at PhD students and Postdocs working with genomic data from various species from small bacteria to complex polyploid eukaryotes. A separate day is dedicated to practical sessions in order to maintain continuity and promote interactive discussions about best practices and common mistakes. Basic knowledge of NGS data analysis is recommended but not necessary.

The Wageningen course Genome Assembly (28-29 April 2015) is a compact, 2-day course, offering practical guidelines to genome assembly. It is aimed at PhDs in the green life sciences working on eukaryotic genomes. Both days consists of 4 blocks in which theory is combined with computer exercises in Galaxy. Basic knowledge of NGS data analysis is recommended but not necessary.