Working with Parasite Database Resources

Course summary

This residential workshop aims to provide experimental biologists with hands-on experience in genomic-scale data analysis, including genome browsers and comparison tools, methods for data integration, and resources for sophisticated data mining. Examples and exercises will be drawn primarily from Plasmodium and kinetoplastida parasites but are likely also to include other organisms contained in and / or, thus applicants working on any protozoan parasite from these resources will benefit.

Taught by a collaboration between the Parasite Genomics Group (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK) and the Eukaryotic Pathogen Bioinformatics Resource Center (University of Georgia & University of Pennsylvania, US), the programme will include lectures on genomics and bioinformatics techniques, interspersed with hands-on exercises.
Course programme

Visualisation of sequence features and next generation sequencing data using the Artemis genome browser and annotation tool
Genome browsing and comparative genomics (ACT, J/GBrowse, SynView)
Formulating complex biological queries in computationally accessible form
Web-based resources including the and family of databases
Integrating functional genomics data (microarrays, proteomics, etc) with genome sequence data
Theoretical aspects of genome re-sequencing
Querying genetic diversity on a genome-wide scale
Metabolic pathways and pathway analysis
Working with next-generation sequence data (mapping, variant calling, etc.)
An introduction to community curation tools
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21 Oct - 26 Oct 2012
United Kingdom
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