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
- Nick Loman, Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham
- Matt Loose, DeepSeq, University of Nottingham
- Mick Watson, Edinburgh Genomics, The Roslin Institute
- Josh Quick, University of Birmingham
Special Invited Guest Lecturers
- John Tyson, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
- Justin O’Grady, University of East Anglia
- Emily Richardson, University of Birmingham
- Rob Stewart, Edinburgh Genomics
- Solomon Mwaigwisya, University of East Anglia
- Pablo Fuentes-Utrilla, University of Birmingham
Thank you to the following organisations for providing support (time, bursaries, reagents, space) to Porecamp:
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.
Places are strictly limited. Places will be allocated according to the following strict criteria:
- be a member of the MinION Access Programme
- have basic hands-on experience of the MinION and/or MinION data analysis
- have a background in either bioinformatics and/or wet lab work
- be able to attend ALL FIVE days of the course; this is non-negotiable
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.