2023 Metagenomics Summer School

The Environmental Microbiomes team at Genomics Aotearoa is hosting the annual Metagenomics Summer School once more at the University of Auckland, City Campus, September 5-8, 2023.

This practical, hands-on in-person workshop focuses on prokaryotic metagenomics. It aims to guide learners through the process of analysing metagenomic sequence data, from metagenomic read sequences to curated metagenome-assembled genomes paired with downstream data analyses and visualisation in R. It also includes the following lessons:

  • Introduction to Bash shell and scripting (pre-workshop session)
  • Pragmatic considerations during experiment/sampling planning and decision-making (e.g., how much sequence data do I need? What are the approaches to analysing the data I have?)
  • Best practices in handling and processing metagenomic data
  • Viral genome prediction from metagenomic assemblies

Learners of all bioinformatics skill levels are invited to register their interest.


In case of any questions or concerns, please reach out to training@nesi.org.nz OR jian.sheng.boey@auckland.ac.nz

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 09:00 to Friday, September 8, 2023 - 17:00