Bioinformatics for environmental DNA sequencing

For mapping and exploring communities of both micro- and macroorganisms, high throughput sequencing of environmental DNA has become a powerful approach. If you want to learn more about that, this course is for  you.

The students will be introduced to important bioinformatics approaches during DNA metabarcoding, ranging from processing of raw sequence data to establishment of the final OTU/sample matrix and retrieval of taxonomic identity of the sequences. Important themes will be (1) different sequencing techniques, (2) filtering and quality assessment of high throughput sequence data, (3) error correction and/or clustering of high throughput sequence data, and (4) taxonomic annotation of high throughput sequence data.

The course is supported by the Digital Life Norway Research School and travel and accommodation (if needed) is free for our members if you apply for a travel grant.

More information about the course can be found here.


Håvard Kauserud,

Published Apr. 8, 2021 2:02 PM - Last modified Apr. 8, 2021 2:02 PM