NERC funded training course on Metagenomics (online)

Free Cloud-SPAN course on


11-21 April 2023

This free course comprises online lectures, regular help drop-in sessions and support via slack.

Following completion you will be able to:

  • navigate a file system using the command line
  • log in to and exit your AWS instance (the cloud)
  • use common commands such as ls, pwd and cd, on the command line
  • perform quality control on reads and assemble them into a metagenome
  • perform polishing to improve an assembly
  • use binning to separate the metagenome into different species or MAGs (Metagenome-Assembled Genomes)
  • use Kraken 2 to assign taxonomy to reads and contigs and phyloseq in R to analyse taxonomic diversity

Diversity and Hardship Scholarships are offered to enable members of underrepresented groups and those with financial difficulties to participate in our training courses – deadline 13 March 2023.

For details of the schedule and the registration form please visit here website

If you have any questions contact

Training courses:

Statistically useful experimental design 14 April 2023 (University of York)

Metagenomics 11-21 April 2023 (online)

Prenomics, Genomics & Create your own AWS Instance (Self-study online)



Deadline: 13/03/2023

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