The aim of this 3-day workshop, hosted jointly by the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) and the NFDI4Microbiota, will be to give students a brief overview of the tools and bioinformatics techniques available for the analysis of next generation sequence (NGS) data from microbial communities. The format will comprise a mixture of lectures and hands-on tutorials where students will process example data sets in real-time in the de.NBI cloud environment.
The aim of this 3-day workshop will be to give students a brief overview of the tools and bioinformatics techniques available for the analysis of next generation sequence (NGS) data from microbial communities. The format will comprise a mixture of lectures and hands-on tutorials where students will process example data sets in real-time in the de.NBI cloud environment. A compact introduction into the Linux operating system and the usage of the command line interface will be given upstream to the introducing part to guarantee a consistent baseline for the following lectures. After covering general aspects of sequence based analysis (e.g. pre-processing, quality measurements, error handling) advantages and disadvantages of whole metagenome sequencing will be illustrated. As WGS metagenomics has the potential to address the full spectra of genome-based issues, the focus here will be on assembly, binning and taxonomic and functional analysis with the aid of different bioinformatic tools. For analyzing metagenomics assemblies the EMGB platform will be demonstrated. In a last part we will cover the submission process of metagenomes to European Nucleotide Archive using the demonstration dataset as an example.
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Please note that participation to this course does not depend on the actual Linux experience of the applicant. Both, experienced as well as inexperienced Linux users are encouraged to submit an application. However, the Linux introducing session in the afternoon of the first day is optional only for applicants fulfilling the Linux prerequisite.
- List of hotels in proximity of the Bielefeld univeristy (german PDF)
- Plan of Bielefeld with hotel informations (german PDF)
- Urban railway plan with hotel informations (german PDF)
The City of Bielefeld provides an Online booking system for hotels on their website.
Below are contact details for a selection of hotels in Bielefeld. Participants will need to make their own reservations directly with the hotel.
Am Bahnhof 3
Standard single room: 100€, including breakfast
Distance to the venue: 4,3 km, excellent tram connection
Distance to the venue: 4 km, good tram connection
Am Johannisberg 5
Standard single room: approx. 97€, including breakfast
Distance to the venue: 3,4 km, no tram connection, good on-site parking
Telefax: 0521-52198 113
Standard single room: 77€, including breakfast
Distance to the venue: 3,9 km, very good tram connection
The modern Youth Hostel offers cheap accomodation starting at 24,50 euros. Guests of Bielefeld University don't need a DJH-pass for making reservations.
Jugendgästehaus und Bildungszentrum Bielefeld gGmbH
Standard single room: 54€ per person, including breakfast
Standard double room: 37€ per person, including breakfast
Distance to the venue: 4,6 km, good tram connection