IMPORTANT DATES for this Course

Deadline for applications: Sep 2nd 2019

Course date: Sep 9th - Sep 13th 2019

For more information click here

Course description

Reference genomes have become central to bioinformatics approaches, and form the core of standard analyses using contemporary sequencing data. However, the use of linear reference genomes, which provide the sequence of one representative genome for a species, is increasingly becoming a limitation as the number of sequenced genomes grows. In particular, they tend to bias us away from the observation of variation in the genomes we study.

A general solution to this problem is to use a pangenome that incorporates both sequence and variation from many individuals as our reference system. This pangenome is naturally modelled as a graph with annotations and can provide all the functionality traditionally provided by linear reference genomes. Unlike linear reference genomes, a pangenome readily incorporates both small and large variation, allowing bias-free genotyping at known alleles.

In this course, we will explore the use of modern bioinformatic tools that allow researchers to use pangenomes as their reference system when engaging in studies of organisms of all types. Such techniques will aid any researcher working on organisms of high genetic diversity or on organisms lacking a high-quality reference genome. This course targets all researchers interested in learning about an exciting paradigm shift in computational genomics.



You can see the detailed program through the link below.

Detailed Program



Register until September 2nd, following the instructions in the link below.

Application Instructions



For any questions regarding this course, please contact GTPB (contacts below)

Pedro Fernandes

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
Rua da Quinta Grande, 6
2781-901 Oeiras

Event Type
Workshops and courses