Second-year student Ben Rutter reporting on a recent training event on genomics

In January this year Ben Rutter (U of Aberdeen) attended a 2-week ‘workshop on genomics’ in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. It was a very intensive course which was ‘developed in response to the increasing demand for training on how to effectively analyze and manage data generated by modern sequencing technologies’.

The reason for him going to this was to be able to learn how to assemble a genome De Novo. After this course and just recently he has, he told us, assembled the genomes of two fungi that have never had their genomes sequenced before, using the command line.

Ben has never had any experience of the command line and now he feels very confident about this. Hewanted to make others aware of this course for analysing any sort of sequencing data - it covers many topics and not just whole genome sequencing.

For more info on the course, see here.