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This course aims to provide the fundamental theoretical framework and practical skills to analyze second-generation (Illumina) and third-generation (Oxford Nanopore) sequencing data, focused on the genomic and metagenomic characterization of antimicrobial resistance. The course will consist in expert lectures and theoretical/practical data analysis sessions with real datasets, including the generation of long-read sequencing data with the MinION (Oxford Nanopore) device during the course.

A panel of international speakers will talk about cutting-edge research focused on different aspects of antimicrobial resistance like its relation with the human gut microbiome or the characterization of bacterial populations for major human pathogens.

Practical sessions will consist in hands-on bioinformatic data analysis with real genomic and metagenomic datasets, including long-read sequencing data generated during the course.

At the end of the course, students will develop a one-day data analysis project aiming to answer different specific questions around a nosocomial outbreak for which genomic and metagenomic data is available.

Application documents: two-page CV and motivation letter.

Application deadline: 15th September 2019. Must be sent to secretaria@pasteur.edu.uy 

Acceptance notification: By the end of September 2019.

Travel grants: a limited number of partial and full travel grants are available for local students residing outside Montevideo, for regional students and for international students based in the RIIP. Please specify your needs in the motivation letter.

For all selected students, the organization covers transport from and to the Institut Pasteur Montevideo during the course, accommodation and meals.

For further details please write to giraola@pasteur.edu.uy