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Hands on course in Oxford Nanopore DNA sequencing and data analysis

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 and metagenomes. 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).

Date: 22-24 September, 2021
Venue: Aarhus, Denmark
Price: 2.000 EUR / 15.000 DKK
Seats available: 20
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