This 1.5-day workshop will include a short introduction to next-generation sequencing theory and an introduction to Galaxy. The hands-on component of the workshop will cover the concepts of de novo assembly and initial annotation of a genome from short-read NGS data.
Professor Mark Ragan
Mark is the founding head of the Division of Genomics and Computational Biology at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience of The University of Queensland, and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics. Mark is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, and serves on six editorial boards and seven management and advisory boards in molecular bioscience, informatics and e-research. He has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications and research interests that include comparative, computational and evolutionary genomics, high-throughput bioinformatics, high-performance computing, and technologies for management and integration of large datasets.