The two-day workshop aims to give researchers with a working knowledge of commonly
used Computational tools used in Genome Annotation projects. Extensive hands on will
be provided to use latest genome analysis software, Artemis and ACT, developed at the
Wellcome Trust Institute and a few Next Generation Sequence (NGS) data analysis
Artemis is a powerful annotation tool and DNA viewer that allows the user to analyze
sequence data from databases such as EMBL or Genbank. ACT is a comparative genomic
tool that allows direct, and interactive, comparisons of multiple genomes/read sequences.
This enables the user to exploit the growing number of genomes and NGS data from
closely related organisms to look at genome architecture and evolution.
The course hands-on will be conducted by the research staff of the Bioinformatics
Laboratory, Structural and Computational Biology Group and will be deliberated in the
form of a series of modules covering most aspects of sequence analysis for Genome
Annotation. Each module will be introduced with a short talk followed by ‘hands on’, to
illustrate points in whole genome analysis.