A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to attend the disease genomics boot camp (more formally the genomics of wildlife disease workshop) at Colorado State with a great bunch of people including members of the Craft lab (see below). It was the first time the workshops been held but overall it was a success and I can highly recommend it to others interested in the topic.
It really was a broad (and nearly overwhelming) overview of the entire next-gen process from getting sequences from Ilumina runs to a variety of downstream analytical approaches. There was also a a lot of material incorporating the host genome too which I thought was particularly useful. As our NSF project was responsible for the workshop I was an ‘auditor’ and assisted with the BEAST afternoon. Not only was the course material (and the lecturers) good but the guest speakers were excellent and help to frame things really well. It was also a great opportunity to network with like-minded researchers and was a nice to chat with the other NSF postdocs/phD students all things puma (and bobcat) disease.
Now to get ready for EEID (Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease) 2017 in Santa Barbara…..