DIGIS3 member SCAYLE holds course on Experimental Design and Metagenomic Analysis using Supercomputing

The Castilla y León Supercomputing Centre (SCAYLE) is holding the third edition of the Course on Experimental Design and Metagenomic Analysis using Supercomputing from 20 to 24 November, aimed at providing an in-depth look at analysis methods to get the most out of sequences.

With a duration of 36 hours (Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 14:00 and from 15:30 to 18:30 hours; Friday from 09:00 to 13:00 hours) in the CRAI - ICT Building of the Vegazana Campus of the University of León, the course is aimed at researchers interested in genomic studies, professionals in the field of Computer Science, Biology and/or Biotechnology related to genetic diagnosis, postgraduate university students and, in general, anyone interested in the subject.

The first part of the training focuses on hybrid assembly methods, combining long and short sequences. In the second part, we will work in depth with binning results in order to retrieve very complete genomes from the metagenome with high accuracy. The third and final part focuses on the statistical analysis of the results, using R to obtain associations between taxon/genome/metabolic pathway abundances and sample types, e.g., environmental conditions or clinical parameters.

Three lecturers are teaching the full course: Cristina Esteban Blanco, PhD in Veterinary and Food Sciences from the University of León with a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Oviedo; Fernando Puente Sánchez, PhD in Microbiology from the Autonomous University of Madrid, and BSc in Biotechnology from the University of Salamanca; and Javier Tamames de la Huerta, PhD in Sciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid and BSc in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid.

19 of the 20 available places have been taken, with a significant discount on the registration fee thanks to the 90% co-financing from the European Union and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the EOI Foundation of the Spanish Government, within the framework of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism financed by the Next Generation funds of the European Union.

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