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The Practice of RADseq: Population Genomics Analysis with Stacks (RDSQ01)

23rd September 2019 - 27th September 2019

£275.00 - £550.00

Course Overview:

This course will focus on population genomics analysis using Stacks version 2 software. The course will include a discussion of RAD sequencing, including the different protocols and the sequencing platforms used. We will focus on the key aspects of the molecular protocol to ensure a successful data analysis. The remainder of the course will include an introduction to UNIX followed by practice with RADseq data analysis. We will focus first on how the major Stacks algorithms work, followed by how to optimize parameters for the software. Next, the course will include two data analyses, a de novo analysis without a reference genome, and an analysis including a reference genome. We assume no bioinformatics experience.

Course objectives:

Course objectives

  1. Acquire the UNIX skills to complete a RADseq analysis
  2. Learn about RADseq protocols and variations, and sequencing details
  3. Complete a de novo analysis, including parameter optimization
  4. Reference genome-based analysis, including a genome scan.

Intended Audience

This workshop is aimed at all researchers and technical workers with a background in biology who want to learn RADseq data analysis. The syllabus has been planned with complete beginners in mind.

Venue – PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street, Glasgow, G5 8LB – Google map

Availability – 25 places

Duration – 5 days

Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s

Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments and welcome meal Monday evening.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and welcome dinner Monday evening. Self-catering facilities are available in the accommodation. Accommodation is approximately a 6-minute walk from the PR informatics head office. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3-4 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 22nd September (between 17:00 – 21:00) and departure Friday 27th September (accommodation must be vacated by 09:15).

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prinformatics.com

PLEASE READ – CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prinformatics.com. Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund of the course fees (and accommodation fees if booked through PR informatics) will be credited. However, PR informatics will not be held responsible/liable for any travel fees, accommodation costs or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation. Because of this PR informatics strongly recommends any travel and accommodation that is booked by you or your institute is refundable, flexible  or covered by insurance. It also recommended to delay booking your travel and accommodation as close the course start date as economical viable.


Dr. Julian Catchen

Teaching Format
Course Programme


23rd September 2019
27th September 2019
£275.00 - £550.00


PR informatics head office
53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom
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