Comparative Genomics of Non-Model Invertebrates

Training and more training

The first months of IGNITE have been full of training experiences for our group of ESRs. First comes the ESRs Programming and Bioinformatics Workshop entirely organized by the ESRs and for the ESRs. Additionally, members from our group have assisted to other workshops to get the expertise necessary to develop further their projects. These include:

Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis: A Practical Introduction held in Munich, Germany (December 2018).


Feedback from our ESRs: 'For someone who has absolutely no experience in NGS data analysis this course was the best way to get started. It was a short, although intensive, workshop which introduced the theoretical background and accompanied it with many hands-on practicals. I got to familiar with basic shell operations, data file formats, how to handle NGS data and most importantly how does one get from raw data to downstream analyses. Overall I would say that it suited my level and set me on the path towards the world of bioinformatics.' 

Workshop on Phylogenomics held in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic (January 20, 2019 – February 2,  2019).

Feedback from our ESRs: 'The workshop addressed all those minor things that make Phylogenomics a big deal. I enjoyed talks from leading experts on their topics inspiring and motivating my own research. It was an opportunity to be updated on the new tools and approaches, as well as have a conversation over the dilemmas and different methods used in Phylogenomics. Additionally to try the methods that I just learned in hands on guided computer labs.' 

2019 Galaxy Admin Training held in State City College, Pensylvania, USA (January 28, 2019- February 1, 2019).

Feedback from our ESRs: 'The Galaxy Admin Workshop served as the commencement step towards the deployment of a Galaxy server for the IGNITE project.
The workshop was taught by current developers from the Galaxy Project, from USA, Europe, and Australia. It was a comprehensive week full of lectures and practice focused on the deployment of a production Galaxy server using all the "best practices" as implemented by the Galaxy Project.' 

This is just the beginning of the many training and conferences our ESRs will be participating at!

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