BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//eluceo/ical//2.0/EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:2b42ea57a7cebd4b2e84688efc19e27a DTSTAMP:20240624T011457Z SUMMARY:Introduction to Ancient Metagenomics DESCRIPTION:The SPAAM Community in collaboration with Friedrich Schiller Un iversität Jena and Harvard University is happy to again offering a new 5 day virtual summer school course sponsored by the Werner Siemens Foundatio n: Introduction to Ancient Metagenomics.Date and schedule: Online from Mon day 5th to Friday 9th of August 2024 from 09:00 to 17:00 (CEST\, Leipzig t ime zone).Organisers: Prof. Dr. Christina Warinner (Harvard University\, M ax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) and Dr. James Fellows Y ates (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology\, Leibniz Institu te for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology Hans Knöll Institut e).Instructors: Dr. Aida Andrades Valtueña\, Dr. Alexander Herbig\, Dr. A lex Hübner\, Dr. Arthur Kocher\, Dr\, Betsy Nelson\, Clemens Schmid\, Dr. Giulia Zampirolo\, Gunnar Neumann\, Jasmin Frangenberg\, Keri Burge\, Dr. Kevin Nota\, Dr. Maxime Borry\, Dr. Meriam Guellil\, Dr. Nikolay Oskolkov \, Dr. Remi Denise\, Dr. Thiseas C. Lamnidis\, Tessa Zeibig\, and Dr. Vilm a Pérez.Course Overview:Ancient metagenomics applies cutting-edge metagen omic methods to the degraded DNA content of archaeological and paleontolog ical specimens. The rapidly growing field is currently uncovering a wealth of novel information for both human and natural history\, from identifyin g the causes of devastating pandemics such as the Black Death\, to reveali ng how past ecosystems changed in response to long-term climatic and anthr opogenic change\, to reconstructing the microbiomes of extinct human relat ives. However\, as the field grows\, the techniques\, methods\, and workfl ows used to analyse such data are rapidly changing and improving.In this h ands-on summer school (block praktikum) we will go through the main steps of ancient metagenomic bioinformatic workflows\, familiarising students wi th the command line\, demonstrating how to process next-generation-sequenc ing (NGS) data\, and showing how to perform de novo metagenomic assembly. Focusing on host-associated ancient metagenomics\, the course consists of a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises\, allowing participants t o become familiar with the types of questions and data researchers work wi th. Round table discussions with experts at each stage of the workflow wil l be held to allow participants to get advice on their own projects and re search.By the end of the course\, participants will have an understanding of how to effectively carry out the major bioinformatic components of an a ncient metagenomic project in an open and transparent manner. Attendees wi ll be eligible for ECTS points (awarded by the JSMC Graduate School\, Frie drich-Schiller University\, Germany) or a certificate of completion (Max P lanck - Harvard Research Center\, MHAAM).Eligibility: The course is aimed at masters students and early-stage PhD students\, to a maximum of 40 part icipants. Course instruction will take place online. There are no fees.App lications: Applications are now open until May 31 2024. To apply\, please visit our website: quest ions or more information\, contact James Fellows Yates (james_fellows_yate or Christina Warinner ( URL: s.html DTSTART:20240805T000000 DTEND:20240809T235959 LOCATION: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/Berlin BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:20240805T000000 TZNAME:CEST TZOFFSETTO:+0200 TZOFFSETFROM:+0200 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE END:VCALENDAR