ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to Multi’omics Data Analysis from Microbial Communities (MOMC01)

oliver-hookerOliver Hooker
  • 30 Jun

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to Multi’omics Data Analysis from Microbial Communities (MOMC01) This course will be delivered live.

3 August 2021 - 5 August 202

Course Overview:
The aim of this course is to provide a thorough introduction to
computational approaches for the analysis of multi-omics data from
microbial communities with a focus on metagenomic and
metatranscriptomic data. We will start from raw sequencing files,
introduce different bioinformatic approaches to process sequencing
data, followed by multivariate statistical analysis and different
visualization techniques. The course will consist of a mixture of
lectures and hands-on tutorials. On the last day, participants have
the opportunity to bring and analyse their own data or use publicly
available datasets.

By the end of the course participants should:

Be familiar with different workflows involved in the analysis of
large-scale multi-omics studies.
Understand how to generate taxonomic, functional and strain profiles
from metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing data.
Be familiar with applying a multivariate statistical framework to
generate hypotheses and account for confounding covariates.
Be able to use exploratory data visualizations techniques and
visualize results from the statistical analysis using R.

This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures
and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s
via video link, a good internet connection is essential.

TIME ZONE – GMT – however all sessions will be recorded and made
available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day
behind with an additional 1/2 days support after the official course
finish date (please email for full
details or to discuss how we can accommodate you).

course programme

Tuesday 3rd – Classes from 09:00 to 17:15
Introduction to microbial community analysis
Introduction to the bash/shell
Google cloud setup
QC’ing sequencing data
Taxonomic profiling
Open discussion / questions / wrap-up

Wednesday 4th – Classes from 09:00 to 17:15
Metagenomic Assembly
Functional Profiling
Strain-level Profiling
Multivariate Analysis
Open discussion / questions / wrap-up

Thursday 5th – Classes from 09:00 to 17:15
Multivariate analysis (continued)
Introduction to R
Metagenomic Data Visualization
Bring your own data
Examples of large-scale multi-omics studies
Open discussion / questions / wrap-up

Friday 30th – Questions from 13:00 to 16:00

On the last day there is no formal programme but you will have the
opportunity to ask any remaining questions.