Ribocon has a strong history of providing training in DNA sequence analysis with a focus on microbial identification, phyolgeny, and biodiversity analysis. Since the year 2005, more than 600 international participants have been taught by our experts in regular annual courses and customized on-site workshops all over the world. Several training units were also provided for projects of the European Commission.
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For professionals working in the field of DNA sequence-based identification of microorganisms (e.g. quality control, clinical diagnostics), we offer customized workshops and training courses to deepen the understanding of the workflows and tools.
These courses are offered on request in different formats and are tailored to your specific interests and requirements. Besides a pure training focus, they can also have a more consulting-like character to elaborate existing shortcomings of your processes and to highlight potential improvements and alternatives.
Typical topics are:
You can send your trainees to Bremen, or the course is done by one of our teachers on-site which usually is the more cost-efficient solution.
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Since more than a decade Ribocon offers an annual 4-day training course on rRNA gene sequence analysis in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Marine Microbiology. It takes place in Bremen, Germany, and is open for users from all over the world (academia and industrial research).
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Initially, the course focused on rRNA-based phylogenetic sequence analysis using the ARB software package (see below), including both the theoretical background and technical aspects such as Linux-based ARB installation. Later, with the start of the SILVA database project, workflow integration of the SILVA web resource was added (the official ARB/SILVA courses). Now, with the emerging next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, the workshop shifts towards the complete workflow of biodiversity analysis, from initial experimental design to final preparation of a manuscript, based on the corresponding SILVA tools (SILVAngs).
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Since more than a decade, Ribocon is offering the official training courses of the ARB/SILVA project.
Currently, ARB training is provided only on request (customized workshops for laboratories, research groups, and companies interested), both on-site and at Ribocon. See below for more information and contact us for costs and how we can support you best.