PoreCamp 2015

Welcome - Timetable - Handbook

14 - 18 December 2015
Centre for Computional Biology / Institute of Microbiology and Infection
University of Birmingham, UK

PoreCamp is a training bootcamp based around Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencing. It is a unique opportunity to learn about this exciting new sequencing platform from some of the leading experts in the field.

PoreCamp will be entirely hands-on and the relatively high cost of entry reflects the costs of running the course; participants will gain practical experience of sequence library preparation, operation of the MinION and small group interactive bioinformatics teaching.

Organisers / Chief Instructors

Special Invited Guest Lecturers

Teaching Assistants


Thank you to the following organisations for providing support (time, bursaries, reagents, space) to Porecamp:


Accommodation options

Venue Birmingham £50 per night - only 14 rooms on the Monday, 28 rooms on the other days. Visit venuebirmingham.com.

Alternative accommodation options in the City Centre are being explored.

Admission criteria

Places are strictly limited. Places will be allocated according to the following strict criteria:

You must:

In the event the course is over subscribed, the instructors will allocate places according to the strength of the application form and the applicant’s relevant experience.

How to Apply

Applications for Porecamp 1 (December 2015) have closed, please keep an eye out for future Porecamps in 2016.