De novo assembly workshops in Brisbane and Melbourne @BioplatformsAus


Bioplatforms Australia – CSIRO de novo assembly  workshops

New Workshop: de novo Assembly 

  • The University of Queensland, Brisbane
    25th – 27th November 2015
  • The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
    30th November – 2nd December 2015

Course Description

The de novo assembly workshop will provide an introduction to de novo assembly, with hands on exercises followed by in-depth analysis of the key steps in the process. It will cover aspects such as quality control and pre-processing of datasets, generation and evaluation of first pass assemblies, assembly improvement and scaffolding. Practical exercises will be performed on small-scale real datasets, and will include best practices.

These workshops will consist of a mixture of conceptual lectures, methodological lectures and hands on sessions, as well as group activities. The participants will gain first-hand experience and understanding on NGS assembly, working with the assistance of the training, troubleshooting small problems, and reviewing the results. These workshops have been developed in close collaboration with The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), Norwich, UK.

Target Audience

This workshop has been designed for bench scientists who have with specific interests in de novo assembly analysis pipelines. The workshop assumes that attendees have a general understanding of NGS technology. No prior experience with the command line is required, but a familiarity will be useful.


The workshop fee of $450 (including GST) covers course material computers, lunch and refreshments.



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 no later than 2nd November 2015.

For more information and to register please visit our training page at

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