The goal of the viral genomics and bioinformatics team is to lead the development of novel sequencing and analytical approaches focused on studying viruses and virus-host interactions. High-throughput sequencing technologies provide ways to look in great detail at virus-host systems, in order to gain a better understanding of viral diseases. These new technologies generate huge amounts of data that require expert knowledge to process and to extract biologically meaningful results.
After the successful training courses in 2015 and 2016, the Viral Genomics & Bioinformatics team at the Centre for Virus Research (CVR) will be repeating the course this year from Monday 7th August to Friday 11th August 2017. This 5-day course, will consist of a series of lectures and practical exercises that directly address bioinformatic challenges posed by the current surge of sequence data, with a focus on viral data sets and analyses. The 5-day course will cost £500 including lunches and tea/coffee breaks (NB: participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation). For further details on this year's course click here.