Population Genomics Workshops at Sheffield

The next Population Genomics Workshop will be held on the 26th-28th February 2019 at the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility at the University of Sheffield.

This course will introduce participants to a variety of population genomics analyses for large next generation sequencing (NGS) datasets. It will include discussion on single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) calling and filtering options, an introduction to population genomics statistics using the PopGenome R package, examining genetic structure, Fst-based analyses such as outlier detection/genomic islands of divergence, and genome-wide association analysis (GWAS).

The majority of the course will comprise practical computer sessions, giving participants hands-on experience in these analyses. We will perform these on the high performance computing cluster at Sheffield and computers will be provided. Prior experience with the Linux environment and basic command line tools would be advantageous.

This course is aimed at postgraduate students or early-career researchers who are working with or generating large population genetic/SNP data sets using NGS technology. There will be a maximum of 30 attendees, selected according to the relevance of the workshop to their research. Priority will be given to NERC-funded and UK-based researchers, but applications from others are encouraged and will also be considered. There is no charge for the course, and successful applicants will be provided with accommodation for two nights and up to £100 towards travel costs to Sheffield.

If you wish to apply for the 2019 course please complete the online application form. The deadline for applications is 5 pm Monday 14th January 2019. We will inform applicants if their application is successful or not by Monday 28th January 2019. 

If you are unable to attend the 2019 course but would like to register your interest to attend a future course, please complete this form.