From NGS data to real-time tracking of viruses' outbreaks: NextStrain and Genome Detective workshop. KRISP, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa, 24-25 January. Training is free to post-graduate students of UKZN and members of the H3AbioNet Bioinformatics Network.
- Download application form (deadline for application 10 January 2019).
Please submit application forms to:
Mrs Gugulethu Cynthia Mkhize
Tel: +27 31 260 4198
This training provides an overview of next generation sequencing (NGS) data assembly, phylogenetic analysis, and dynamic visualization. The workshop will be focused on the use of Genome Detective and Nextstrain. Genome Detective is an automated bioinformatics system for virus identification from high-throughput next generation sequencing data. Nextstrain is an open-source project to facilitate phylodynamic analysis, data integration, and visualization of large data sets of viral and bacterial pathogens. The analysis results can be visualized on your own computer or shared on the web. The Nextstrain team maintains a collection of continually-updated analyses of publicly available data for a number of pathogens at nextstrain.org
- Prof. Richard Neher, Biozentrum, University of Basel
- Dr. Emma Hodcroft, Biozentrum Basel, University of Basel
- Prof. Tulio de Oliveira, KRISP at UKZN, CAPRISA & Department of Global Health, University of Washington
- Dr. Yumna Moosa, KRISP at UKZN and AHRI
- Dr. Benjamin Chimukangara, KRISP at UKZN
- Dr. Jennifer Giandhari, KRISP at UKZNTraining is free to post-graduate students of UKZN and members of the H3AbioNet Bioinformatics Network.
News date: 2019-01-24
KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).
Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira