Population Genomics Workshops at Sheffield


The date of the next Population Genomics Workshop has not yet been set.

The workshop will be held at the NERC Environmental Omics VIsitor Facility at the University of Sheffield.

If you would like to register your interest to attend a future course, please complete this form.

This course introduces 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.

The 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.

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.

For more information, please contact Dr Kathryn Maher.

The NERC Environmental Omics Facility (NEOF)

Making state-of-the-art molecular genetics facilities and training available to the UK science community.