Description: The next generation DNA sequencing technologies now allow large-scale high throughput identification of microbial diversity in any environmental sample. The most popular method, 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing, will be central in the course. It includes all steps in the analysis: sampling, DNA extraction, preparation of the sample for sequencing, sequencing (Illumina platform), and bioinformatic analysis.

In addition, an overview of state-of-the-art methods to investigate microbial communities is given which includes metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics, related statistical analyses and single cell microbiology. The course includes lectures, hands-on, group exercises/discussions and student presentations.
Organizer: Prof. Per Halkjær Nielsen, Email:

Lecturers: Mads Albertsen, Søren Karst, Rasmus Kirkegaard, Jeppe Lund Nielsen, Florian-Alexander Herbst and Per Halkjær Nielsen


Time: September 29 - October 2, 2015

Place: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, Aalborg University, DK-9220 Aalborg East

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: September 10, 2015