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Hands-on course in Nanopore sequencing and data analysis

Update (May 2021)

We have postponed the course due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Depending on the prognosis, we hope to re-schedule the course for September (2021).

In the meantime, if you are interested in signing up for the course or setting up a local course within your own organisation, please contact Rasmus D. Wollenberg.

 

Background

By virtue of its low-cost, portability and scalability, the Oxford Nanopore Long-Read Sequencing Technology provides a novel and revolutionary way of analyzing DNA or RNA in virtually any setting and close-to real-time. It therefore offers an endless range of applications for e.g. the clinical setting, environmental samples, research and biologics production. DNASense has been using the technology since its launch and we want to provide you with a head start in Nanopore sequencing and data analysis.

 

Course content

The aim of the course is to equip you with a basic theoretical and practical understanding of Nanopore Sequencing. You will gain hands-on experience with library preparation and the operations needed to successfully begin your own sequencing experiments. Following sequencing, we will process data and learn how to assemble genomes, metagenomes and analyze amplicon data. As a relevant case-example, Mads Albertsen will present his efforts towards tracking SARS-CoV-2 mutants in Denmark using Nanopore whole-genome sequencing. As an added bonus you will have hands on processing and analyzing SARS-CoV-2 data.   Equally important, this course offers a chance to network with other DNA/RNA sequencing enthusiasts, troubleshoot and discuss your specific project requirements.

Scheduled guest presenters: Mads Albertsen (Center for Microbial Communities, Aalborg University & DNASense co-founder), Jakob Ørtvig (Oxford Nanopore Technologies).

Venue: Aarhus, Denmark

Price: 2000 EUR / 15000 DKK

Seats available: We will scale to meet demand.

Download program: Tentative course program.

FAQ

  • During the course, we will serve lunch, coffee/tea, and cake. A social dinner (optional) is also included. Accommodation and travel expenses are not included in the course fee.

  • Yes, if we are informed in due time.

  • To some extent (course fee is the same). However, the group dynamic is essential, so we recommend sitting through the entire course.

  • Yes, we provide a 10 % group discount provided two or more participants attend from the same institution or company.

  • If needed, we can provide a certificate of attendance.

  • No later than two weeks prior to the course.

  • No skills or super skills. We will take good care of you.

  • Ideally yes. If you are not able to bring your own computer, we might be able to provide you with one (please inform us in due time).

  • English if joined by international participants.

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