WORKSHOPS

As a team we have travelled the world teaching students the wonders of genomics.

Take a look below by clicking a place on the map!

Genomic Epidemiology in Infectious Diseases – Pathogen Genomics - Capacity Building Workshop in Southeast Asia

2015

Genomic epidemiology enables tracking of pathogen transmission over all spatial scales, from local outbreaks to global pandemics, thereby highlighting the scale of interventions required. Combining genomic data with individual-level metadata can identify demographic factors driving transmission patterns

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International Workshop in Epidemiology in Infectious Diseases

2016

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and the Thailand Research Fund will be holding a workshop on “Genomic Epidemiology in Infectious Diseases (GEID2016)” in the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand on March 7 – 11, 2016. The workshop is being coordinated by Prof. Taane Gregory Clark (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, LSHTM) and Dr. Prapat Suriyaphol (Mahidol University), and will have contributions from other leading researchers including Prof Chris Drakeley (LSHTM), Prof Martin Hibberd (LSHTM), Assoc Prof Teo Yik Ying (National University of Singapore, NUS) and Dr Ong Twee Hee (NUS).

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International Workshop in Epidemiology in Infectious Diseases

2017

To take full advantage of new ‘omic technologies requires the ability to analyse large amounts of data using methods from bioinformatics, population genetics and statistics – the focus of this Workshop. Specifically, the Workshop offers hands-on experience of processing sequencing data to construct genomes, identifying genomic variants and applying downstream methods, such as phylogenetics. Further, the course covers transcriptomic and proteomic analysis in human and pathogen settings. High profile examples, including malaria, TB and MRSA, will be used to illustrate the concepts, and there is a strong emphasis on how to implement the methods in practice, with the majority of sessions computer-based.

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International Workshop in Epidemiology in Infectious Diseases

2018

This five-day Workshop will be held in October, aimed at early career researchers from the UK and Malaysia. This Workshop will bring together global experts on the study of genomic epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly those affecting Malaysia. The Workshops aims to promote collaborations that will enhance the use of tools in bioinformatics, population genetics and statistics in infectious disease research. Day one and five of the Workshop, will focus on presentations and discussions relating to the role of genomics in the prevention and control of infectious diseases, with a focus on Malaysia. The other days, which will be held at the Computational Science and Research Centre, will focus on genomic analyses. By the end of the Workshop, participants will be able to: (a) process raw sequence into a set of informative variants, through mapping to a reference genome or using de novo or reference-free assembly approaches, (b) conduct transcriptomic and proteomic analysis, in an integrated systems biology approach, and (c) perform downstream population genetic and association analysis.

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Workshop on the Genomic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

2011

The Brazilian Region of the International Biometric Society (RBras) is a cultural, non-profit scientific society founded in 1955, dedicated to Brazilian researchers working with mathematical and statistical aspects of Agricultural Sciences, Biology and related fields. According to its statute, RBras seeks to stimulate the research activities of its partners, encouraging and supporting scientific events

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Genomics and the Other Omics

2023

The team organised a workshop regarding the basics of multiple omics including genomics and transcriptomics in Medan Indonesia. The team taught up to 60 individuals involving them with practical examples in the real world and including multiple lectures across 4 days.

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Genomics of Infectious Disease Meeting

2017

The “Genomics of Infectious Disease Meeting” in July 2017, held at UP-Diliman, attracted over 150 attendees. Funded by the British Council and Philippine DOST, the event highlighted the critical role of genomics in combating infectious diseases, with 65 participants actively involved in the hands-on workshop.

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Genomics of Infectious Diseases workshop

2016

In February 2016, we had the opportunity to conduct an illuminating and highly successful workshop titled “Genomics of Infectious Diseases” in the bustling city of Bangkok, Thailand. This event was graciously hosted at the prestigious Mahidol-Siriraj facility, and its organization was made possible through the generous support of the British Council and the Thai Research Fund. This workshop turned out to be an intensive learning experience, bringing together as many as 150 participants. The audience comprised a diverse group of learners - researchers, academicians, healthcare professionals, and students - all coming together with the shared objective to deepen their understanding of genomics and its crucial role in combating infectious diseases.

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Workshop on genomics in Dhaka

2023

Funded by Royal Society, A workshop is being held in Dhaka Bangladesh to cover a range of genomics and other omics. The workshop will involve 30 students from all sorts of backgrounds at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).

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Genomics of Complex diseases

2011

The “Genomics of Complex Diseases” workshop took place in October 2018 at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, an institution known for its commitment to advancing knowledge and learning through quality research and education. Supported by the British Council and the Akademi Sains through Newton-Ungku Omar Researcher Links Workshop Grants, the workshop brought together 60 participants from diverse scientific backgrounds. Over five days, attendees engaged in intensive sessions focused on the challenges and opportunities in the field of complex disease genomics. This event contributed significantly to the growing momentum in genomics research in the region.

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One health 'Omics workshop

2021

To take full advantage of new ‘omic technologies requires the ability to analyse large amounts of data using methods from bioinformatics, population genetics and statistics – the focus of this course. Specifically, this course offers hands-on experience of processing sequencing data to construct genomes, identifying genomic variants and applying downstream methods, such as phylogenetics. Further, the course covers transcriptomic and proteomic analysis in human and pathogen settings. High profile examples, including malaria, TB and MRSA, will be used to illustrate the concepts, and there is a strong emphasis on how to implement the methods in practice, with the majority of sessions computer-based.

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International Scientific Talks of Partners from LSHTM

2022

Working in partnership is central to achieving our mission to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide. By collaborating with global partners we can bring the best people and knowledge together to achieve excellence in research, education, policy and practice. We have longstanding and extensive partnerships, especially in low and middle-income countries, and are continually looking to build on our relationships and activities to both learn from and empower our colleagues and partners throughout the world.

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Bioinformatics Short course

2014

In February and March of 2014, the Pathogen Seq Lab hosted an internal bi-weekly workshop titled “Bioinformatics Short Course”. This intensive course was tailored specifically for the lab’s internal staff members, aiming to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field of bioinformatics. The course provided a comprehensive introduction to bioinformatics, highlighting its role and importance in the modern research landscape. It covered various key topics, including sequence analysis, genomics, proteomics, structural bioinformatics, and more.The course’s bi-weekly structure allowed for a focused and in-depth exploration of each topic. Staff members were given hands-on training on data analysis and interpretation, enabling them to apply bioinformatics concepts and tools to their research effectively.

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Infectious Disease ‘omics

2017-now

Beginning in 2017 and ongoing, the Pathogen Seq Lab team in London has been providing a pioneering and comprehensive workshop called “Infectious Disease ‘omics”. Held every December, this workshop aims to educate and foster an understanding of the role and potential of ‘omics technologies in the field of infectious diseases. To take full advantage of new ‘omic technologies requires the ability to analyse large amounts of data using methods from bioinformatics, population genetics and statistics – the focus of this course. Specifically, this course offers hands-on experience of processing sequencing data to construct genomes, identifying genomic variants and applying downstream methods, such as phylogenetics. Further, the course covers transcriptomic and proteomic analysis in human and pathogen settings. High profile examples, including malaria, TB and MRSA, will be used to illustrate the concepts, and there is a strong emphasis on how to implement the methods in practice, with the majority of sessions computer-based.

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Pathogen genomics & genetic epidemiology of infectious diseases Short course

2011-2016

The Pathogen Seq Lab team delivered an innovative and dynamic short course at the renowned London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine every September from 2010 to 2016. The course, titled “Pathogen Genomics & Genetic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases”, was a comprehensive exploration into the genetic aspects of infectious diseases and the role of pathogen genomics in public health.

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High throughput sequencing analysis

2010-2015

The Pathogen Seq Lab team, known for their expertise and innovation in sequencing technologies, conducted an enriching short course spanning five years at the esteemed London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Taking place each September from 2010 to 2015, the course was designed to shed light on the application and interpretation of high-throughput sequencing data in the field of public health. Focusing primarily on epidemiological investigations and outbreak response, this course offered practical knowledge in the rapidly advancing field of pathogen genomics. The attendees learned the essential tools and methodologies required for analyzing sequencing data, including assembly, annotation, and comparative genomics. Besides, the course facilitated an understanding of the challenges associated with high-throughput sequencing and how to overcome them.

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TB Genomics Asia Network

2019

TB Genomics Asia Network (UKRI GCRF funded) inaugural meeting (The Philippines, February 2019)

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Pathogen Genomics workshop in Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Philippines

2017

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in the Philippines hosted the “Pathogen Genomics” workshop in November 2017. The institute, a key player in the fight against infectious diseases in the Philippines, welcomed 15 participants for this event. Supported by the Newton Fund, the workshop explored the role of genomics in understanding and combating infectious diseases. Participants delved into the advanced genomic techniques used to study disease evolution, spread, and resistance. It was a significant step in equipping a new generation of scientists with the tools to combat infectious diseases.

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Pathogen genomic & Infectious disease epidemiology

2015

The Interunit Bioinformatics Graduate Program at the University of São Paulo (USP) offers excellence in training of students in this exciting area of research. The working definition of “Bioinformatics” used by the Interunit Bioinformatics Graduate Program is in line with the most inclusive interpretation of the term: Bioinformatics is the study of the application of computational and mathematical techniques to the generation and management of information by/for Biology and/or Biotechnology. We are proud to have one of the most diverse and scientifically outstanding researchers and faculty members in bioinformatics among peer programs in Latin America. Our advisers work on cutting-edge research, in areas such as genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, structural biology, systems biology, etc. Biological application areas include neuroscience, cancer, infectious diseases, plant pathology, biochemistry, and molecular biology, among many others.

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TB Whole genome sequencing analysis Principles and Applictions

2020

Thailand whole genome sequencing data analysis meeting

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Infectious Disease ‘Omics workshop

2022

Alongside the unfinished agenda of tackling infectious diseases, malnutrition, and child and maternal mortality, South East Asia is on the front line of pandemic influenza, evolving drug-resistance in malaria and other pathogens, public health impacts of earthquakes and floods, and above all, the growing threat of non-communicable diseases such as cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes

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Workshop on Genetic Epidemiology

2011-2013

The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) runs a training programme in Bioinformatics, the GTPB, since 1999. It has provided skills to more than 5000 course participants, so far. Successful learning results in acquired skills that can be used with independence.

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Bioinformatics and genomics data analysis clinic.

2023

Members of our team (Jody, Linfeng, Matt) ran a bioinformatic analysis clinic at the Research Institute for tropical Medicine, Department of Health in the Philippines, with whom we have collaborated since 2016 on infectious disease genomics and had continuous joint (UKRI) funding. The aim of the clinic was to provide training to biomedical researchers and technicians in the use of bioinformatic tools and techniques for the analysis of genomic data, as well as directly assist them with analysis. Over two days, the team assisted with AMR, COVID-19, malaria, TB, and Schistosoma genomic, transcriptomics and serological data analysis.

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MalariaGEN workshops on Genetic epidemiology

2011-2012

To stop malaria — a disease which affects millions of people every year — we must understand it better. MalariaGEN is a data-sharing network of partners in 40+ countries who build and share large-scale human, malaria parasite, and mosquito data resources. We study malaria epidemiology and evolution to create accessible resources for malaria control. These datasets facilitate the search for new drugs, insecticides, and vaccines. They also contribute to genomic surveillance tools that help control and eliminate malaria.

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MalariaGEN workshops on Genetic epidemiology

2011-2012

To stop malaria — a disease which affects millions of people every year — we must understand it better. MalariaGEN is a data-sharing network of partners in 40+ countries who build and share large-scale human, malaria parasite, and mosquito data resources. We study malaria epidemiology and evolution to create accessible resources for malaria control. These datasets facilitate the search for new drugs, insecticides, and vaccines. They also contribute to genomic surveillance tools that help control and eliminate malaria.

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MalariaGEN workshops on Genetic epidemiology

2011-2012

To stop malaria — a disease which affects millions of people every year — we must understand it better. MalariaGEN is a data-sharing network of partners in 40+ countries who build and share large-scale human, malaria parasite, and mosquito data resources. We study malaria epidemiology and evolution to create accessible resources for malaria control. These datasets facilitate the search for new drugs, insecticides, and vaccines. They also contribute to genomic surveillance tools that help control and eliminate malaria.

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MalariaGEN workshops on Genetic epidemiology

2011-2012

To stop malaria — a disease which affects millions of people every year — we must understand it better. MalariaGEN is a data-sharing network of partners in 40+ countries who build and share large-scale human, malaria parasite, and mosquito data resources. We study malaria epidemiology and evolution to create accessible resources for malaria control. These datasets facilitate the search for new drugs, insecticides, and vaccines. They also contribute to genomic surveillance tools that help control and eliminate malaria.

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One Health ‘omics Workshop

2022

Pampanga State Agricultural University is a distinguished institution based in the Philippines. It is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and research, particularly in the fields of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. Participants can expect to delve into various areas of ‘omics, exploring its applications in disease prevention, personalized medicine, environmental health, and more. The workshop will feature expert-led sessions, hands-on learning experiences, and networking opportunities with leaders and peers in the field.

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Pathogen Genomics workshop Cape Town

2017

In March 2017, we hosted a dynamic and focused “Pathogen Genomics” workshop in the beautiful city of Cape Town. This workshop, funded by Newton Fund and industry sponsors, was an intensive, hands-on exploration of how genomics can aid in understanding and combating infectious diseases. The workshop saw a cohort of 15 dedicated participants from diverse backgrounds come together. The small group size allowed for personalized attention and in-depth discussions, fostering a rich learning environment.

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