[Coral-List] Summer workshop: Genome-wide SNP genotyping with 2bRAD

Eli Meyer eli.meyer at science.oregonstate.edu
Fri Apr 18 18:42:22 EDT 2014

Dear colleagues,

Today we are happy to announce a workshop on genome-wide SNP genotyping
focusing at non-model organisms such as (but not limited to!) corals.

A brief description is pasted below, and more information is available
online at

Please feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested, and to
contact us with any questions. Hope to see some of you this summer on


*Summer workshop: Genome-wide SNP genotyping with 2bRAD*

The era of cheap, high-throughput sequencing has opened up new approaches
for studying genetic diversity. It is now possible to genotype tens of
thousands of genetic loci simultaneously in a single tube, and to sequence
hundreds to thousands of samples per sequencing lane. There is growing
interest in applying these methods for genetic analysis across diverse
systems, but training in the laboratory and analytical tools has lagged
behind growth in sequencing technology.

To address this need, we are offering a hands-on workshop in the production
and analysis of sequence-based genotyping data from non-model species. Our
workshop will focus on a particularly cost-effective and flexible method
called 2bRAD, but we anticipate that the laboratory and analytical methods
covered here will be generally useful for any of the growing family of
library preparation methods.

In this hands-on intensive workshop, participants will prepare barcoded
sequencing libraries from genomic DNA. Participants are invited to provide
DNA samples from their own study organisms to be genotyped along with
samples from the group project. While these samples are sequencing,
participants will analyze data generated prior to the workshop with the
same method, receiving hands on training in command line tools and some
basic Perl scripting.

This 9-day workshop will be held at the Wrigley Marine Science Center on
beautiful Catalina Island, from August 23-31, 2014. The registration fee is
$1500, which includes room and board in addition to 2bRAD genotyping of up
to 10 DNA samples provided by the participant. Participants are expected to
arrange their own transportation. The workshop targets graduate students or
other early-career researchers interested in learning how to prepare and
analyze NGS datasets for genetic analysis, but of course anyone is welcome.

Space is limited! To reserve your spot, please confirm your participation
no later than May 31st and pay registration fee no later than June 30th. To
reserve a spot, or with any questions, please contact the organizers:

Eli Meyer: eli.meyer at science.oregonstate.edu

Demian Willette: dwillet at calstatela.edu

Eli Meyer
Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Biology
3106 Cordley Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Cell: (310) 618-4483
Office: (541) 737-3751
Lab: (541) 737-3752

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