De novo Genome Assembly

Thhis 1 ECTS course is aimed at researchers getting into their first de novo genome assembly project, or those planning to do so in the near future, but will also include information of use for the more experienced researcher. The focus will be on eukaryotic organisms, but most of the methods can be applied to prokaryotic projects too. Applicants will be taken through all steps of a genome assembly project, from the quality assessment of data, through assembly, to validation of assemblies. After this course, the students will be well aware of common practices in genome assembly projects and will know how to avoid common pitfalls.

Topics covered will include:
·       Different sequencing technologies and their use in genome assembly
·       Quality assessment of data
·       Quality based cleaning and adapter trimming: needed or not
·       Assembly of genomes including overview of commonly used programs
·       Assembly validation

Course fee 1000 SEK
Application deadline 19 October
The course will be held in Uppsala
Link to more information about the course (with link to application form from 19 August)

For additional information, please contact Eva Molin,

If you are admitted to the course (after applying via SciLifeLab as indicated above) you can apply for co-funding of travel/accommodation for participating in the course by filling out the form below. Co-funding is not considered for course fees.


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