Long-read Data Analysis workshop

This two-day Long-read Data Analysis Workshop aims to introduce attendees to genome assembly using long-read data. PacBio, Oxford Nanopore and Chromium 10x approaches will be covered within the workshop. Participants will be given hands-on experience of using data QC and assembly tools for both PacBio and Oxford Nanopore data.

Workshop Dates

City Location Date Workshop Costs
Sydney School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of NSW 27th-28th of September $150 (plus GST)

Workshop Content

Topics covered by this workshop include:

  • Introduction to long-read sequencing
  • Practical considerations when performing long-read sequencing and analysis
  • Introduction to the command line interface and NGS file formats
  • Assembly using PacBio and Oxford Nanopore long read data
  • Long-read data visualisation and QC tools
  • Outline of bioinformatic tools available for genome assembly including Chromium 10x


This workshop will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, hands-on practical sessions, and open discussions. Please click here for the draft program.


Recommended Participants

This Long-read Data Analysis workshop is designed for bench scientists, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who are working with or are interested in using long-read data but have little experience in long-read data analysis. The workshop requires use of the Linux command-line operating system. No programming experience is required but familiarity with this operating system will be useful. A short tutorial on Linux will be included in the course.


Learning Objectivess

  • Familiarisation with long read sequencing technology, data and applications
  • Learn how to assemble a microbial genome with PacBio or Oxford Nanopore long read data
  • Learn how to use data visualisation and QC tools for long-read data

Workshop Trainers

Scientific  Coordinators

  • Professor Marc Wilkins – Director, Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics. School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UNSW
  • Dr Richard Edwards – Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UNSW


Workshop Trainers

  • Dr Nandan Deshpande, UNSW System Biology Initiative
  • Dr Xabier Vázquez-Campos, UNSW Systems Biology Initiative
  • Dr Åsa Perez-Bercoff, UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
  • Dr Tim Kahlke, UTS Climate Change Cluster
  • Tonia Russell, Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics


Workshop Coordinators

  • Tonia Russell, Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics
  • Mabel Lum, Bioplatforms Australia

Registration and Payment

Workshop places are limited due to the significant practical component of this workshop. To manage high demand, all workshop applicants are subject to a selection process and must complete the online application. Registrations have been extended and Bioplatforms Australia will be taking applications until the 24th of August. Successful applicants will be notified no later than 31st of August 2018. The workshop fee of $150.00 (plus GST) covers course material, computer access, lunch and refreshments. If you are unable to apply online, please email Mabel Lum at mlum@bioplatforms.com.

Melbourne Bioinformatics is offering up to three travel grants to University of Melbourne researchers / RHD students to attend this workshop. To be eligible, applicants need to be in the first three accepted to attend. Organisers will notify the three successful applicants and provide contact details for redeeming grant.



For further information contact Mabel Lum at mlum@bioplatforms.com.

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Special thanks to our collaborators at the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, UNSW, Melbourne Bioinformatics and UTS.


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