Thursday, July 21, 2016

Online course on Metabarcoding

If I remember correctly I had mentioned this here and there - in collaboration the the University of Guelph Open Ed department we are developing a distance education course on metabarcoding. I am happy to report that the development is in its final stages and the first course will be held from October 3 to 28, 2016 - registration is open

This 4-week, web-based course will provide an overview of the state of current technology and the various platforms used. The course consists of a series of online lectures and research exercises introducing different aspects of metabarcoding and environmental DNA research. We will also touch on the suite of bioinformatics tools available for sequence analysis and data interpretation.

We tried to cover as much as possible given the online format and the limited time participants usually have available to do such training. The course is designed for four weekly instructional hours. The current plan is to run the course once a year.

And now on to the next - there will be another such announcement coming soon for yet another course (Regulatory and Forensic Applications of DNA Barcoding).  

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