This course will give a comprehensive introduction to the research field of metagenomics. It will cover the basic concepts of microbiome analysis of shotgun metagenomic data using state of the art bioinformatics (amplicon sequencing will not be covered). The analysis methods that are being introduced are generic for all types of microbiomes, but we will be using data from the human microbiome as showcases. The course will start with the main preprocessing steps of raw sequence data, before various downstream analysis will be covered separately. These include taxonomic analysis, assembly, binning, and finally functional analysis with focus on antibiotic resistance genes. The theoretical part for each topic will be introduced via lectures, followed by practical hands-on exercises.

Start: Tuesday, 11 October 2022 @ 09:30

End: Friday, 14 October 2022 @ 18:00

Duration: 4 days

Timezone: London

Venue: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia

City: Oeiras

Region: Lisboa

Country: Portugal

Postcode: 2780-156

Learning Objectives:

The participants will have acquired a theoretical basis and practical experience to understand the basic concepts of metagenomic analysis in order to conduct academic studies related to microbiome samples. This includes:

  • performing advanced downstream analysis on both taxonomic functional profiles
  • performing quality control, assembly and binning of metagenomic sequence data
  • performing functional analysis and resistome analysis of metagenomes
  • Registration of interest

Organizer: Pedro Fernandes


Host institutions: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Capacity: 20

Event type:
  • Workshops and courses

Cost Basis: Cost incurred by all

Cost: 360.0

Sponsors: Camara Municipal de Oeiras

Scientific topics: Metagenomics