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.
Håvard Kauserud, email@example.com