Centre for Genomic Research, Liverpool. 25-27 June 2012. Topics covered included:

  • Introduction to next generation sequencing platforms
  • Introduction to the microbiome and the field of metagenomics
  • applications of metagenomics to human health and disease
  • Experimental design considerations
  • Metagenomic applications in environmental sciences
  • Sample preparation
  • Introduction to analysis tools and software packages
  • Metagenomics of landfill environments
  • Metagenomics of the human skin
  • Computational processing of 16S data (Computer lab practical)