We are always proud to support training activities organized by CLIMB users. Last week, CLIMB provided computational capacity for a bioinformatics workshop in Olympia, WA, USA. The workshop was succesfully organized by Evelien Adriaenssens, from the Quadram Institute Bioscience (Norwich, UK) and Alejandro Reyes Muñoz from the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia).
Here is Evelien’s description of the workshop:
“We used CLIMB for a bioinformatics workshop which was part of the Evergreen International Phage Biology Meeting at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, USA (http://blogs.evergreen.edu/phage/about/meetings/2019-2/). The workshop was 4 hours long, repeated on the 3rd and 4th of August 2019.
The topic of the workshop was “Viromics” or viral metagenomics, co-organised by Alejandro Reyes Muñoz from the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, and supported as teaching assistants by three of his graduate students.
We covered quality control, assembly, read mapping and exploration of the viral content of the metagenome using a mock published dataset, using state-of-the-art free software tools.
Because of support by CLIMB, we were able to give all participants a hands-on experience and they were able to go through the whole workflow themselves. Feedback has been very positive and we are looking to organise this workshop again in two years at the next Evergreen Phage Meeting.
Our guide document can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/evergreen-viromics“.
Congratulations Evelien and Alejandro, we will do our best to be able to support you again in two years!