NCGAS is offering a three-day workshop on high performance computing (HPC) usage for metagenomic analysis (shotgun sequenced metagenomic datasets) with a focus on taxa and function analysis, metagenome assembly, reconstructing metagenome assembled genomes (MAG), and an overview of other possible downstream analysis. It will take place April 20th to 22nd, 2020 at Indiana University, Bloomington campus. Registration is free, but application is required.
The workshop will include discussions, lectures and hands-on tutorials, to cover topics important to constructing and analyzing metagenomic datasets. Material covers availability of HPC resources, how to access these resources, while learning how to assemble and annotate metagenomics datasets. The goal of this workshop is to provide a comprehensive preparation for metagenomic analysis and other bioinformatic tasks.
This workshop will include the basic steps in metagenomic analysis: to assemble and annotate datasets to identify taxa and function. While the material will make heavy use of XSEDE and IU machines, the material is transferable to any cluster.