Title:

Hands-on training at EBI - PhytoPath Training Course

Where:

EBI, Cambridge UK

Start Date:

Wednesday 19th September

Description:

This course is aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who are working on all aspects of fungal and oomycete-induced disease in plants. The primary aim of this course is to familiarize the participants with the toolset and data available for analysis of host and pathogen genomes, and infectious phenotypes.

Lectures will provide an overview with the data available for plant pathogens, the technologies used to generate these data and the resources that make them available. Practicals will consist of computer exercises that will familliarise users with tools and resources at first hand, using relevent examples from the study of pathogenesis.

The course will cover primarily the PhytoPath resource, the associated Ensembl databases for plants, fungi and protists, and PHI-base.

Additional tools and resources used in the analysis of genome-scale data will also be covered, including the Ondex software for network analysis. An introductory practical on genome assembly and alignment (using next-generation sequencing data) will also be provided.

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