SNS network NEFOM cooperates on PhD course

There will be a PhD course in sample preparation for high-throughput sequencing in Uppsala on 12-16 February 2018. SNS network NEFOM funds some participants travel costs!


The course consists of preparatory literature reading and a one-week meeting with short presentations of own work, lectures on theoretical background, and an intensive laboratory exercise (five half-days) where all steps in the sample preparation protocol will be trained, using soil fungal communities as an example.

This intensive course aims to provide students with practical training as well as theoretical background for collection, handling and preparation of samples for high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing of environmental communities. Participants will become well acquainted with all practical steps and familiar with their theoretical background and main pitfalls. The course also offers students opportunities to discuss their own sampling and sequencing methods and bioinformatics tools.


NEFOM funds participants
The NEFOM (North European Forest Mycologists, funded by SNS/EFINORD) will fund travels and accommodation for a limited number of participants, giving priority to PhD students representing different NEFOM labs and based on motivation and application date. Accommodation will be in double rooms at Sunnersta Herrgård in walking distance from campus.


Preliminary program:

Monday 12/2: Sampling and sample types, student presentations
Tuesday 13/2: DNA extraction, inhibition
Wednesday 14/2: PCR optimizations, primers, NGS technologies
Thursday 15/2: preparation of multiplexed PCR amplicons
Friday 16/2: Amplicon pooling and quality control


Read more here!


Sign up before 7/1 2018 here!


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