[All] CABANA virtual workshop: Innovative methods for viral detection and discovery in genomic and metagenomic data, 8-12 Nov 2021
piv at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Sep 30 16:18:46 BST 2021
We are pleased to announce applications are open for a CABANA training
workshop taking place this 8-12 November 2021 titled, “Innovative
methods for viral detection and discovery in genomic and metagenomic
data”. More information can be found below.
Title:Innovative methods for viral detection and discovery in genomic
and metagenomic data
Dates:8-12 November 2021
Deadline for Applications: 31st October 2021 at 12:00 GMT
Emerging viruses can cause new diseases in humans and animals and
proper epidemiological surveillance is essential to detect and
characterize such viruses. Given the enormous impact of the COVID-19
pandemics, this course will cover the assembly of the SARS-CoV-2 genome
from human patients, characterization of viral variants, and
identification of variants of concern (VOCs). The course will also
present some innovative methods that can improve the detection of
evolutionarily remote viruses. Among other methods, the course will
cover the construction of profile HMMs and their application to
screening metagenomic datasets for both known and novel viruses.
This course is intended for graduate students, postdocs and young
researchers working in the fields of metagenomics and viral discovery in
the CABANA grand challenge areas of communicable diseases, protection of
biodiversity, and/or sustainable crop production.
Applicants must be employed within Latin America only. Additionally we
cannot accept applications from Chile or Uruguay due to funding
Please note this course will be taught in English, however the trainers
are fluent in either Spanish/Portuguese, and can offer language support
where feasible. Priority will also be given to those who have not
attended a CABANA event yet.
Students should be familiar with using the Linux command line. As the
course will be held remotely, all students must have Zoom previously
installed on their computers. Also, as classes will be held
synchronously, a good Internet connection is mandatory.
A knowledge of virology, especially from previous research experience,
is also desirable.
Scientists from underrepresented ethnic and gender groups are especially
encouraged to apply for this workshop, for example women and those with
Black and/or Indigenous heritage.
For more information regarding this course, please use the following
Please forward this call through your networks and local bioinformatics
We wish you the best with your applications.
Guilherme Oliveira & Piv Gopalasingam, on behalf of the CABANA Consortium
Dr. Piv Gopalasingam AFHEA, BSc(Hons)
Scientific Training Officer
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
EMBL-EBI South Building, Wellcome Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SD, UK
T: +44 (0) 1223492548
www.ebi.ac.uk/training | @Cascade21 | @EBItraining
CABANA: www.cabana.online | @CABANAgcrf
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