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Constructing Pangenome Graphs with PGGB online – Genomics Aotearoa

July 26, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tyler McInnes

This online workshop is delivered by Genomics Aotearoa and NeSI, and will be taught from 10:00am-4:00pm NZT on Wednesday the 26th of July, 2023, and is for New Zealand researchers interested in learning to create and work with pangenome graphs.

This workshop will include:
– An introduction to pangenome graphs.
– Setup guide for using the tools and data in the workshop.
– Overview of the PGGB toolkit.
– Choosing parameters to construct a graph.
– QC
– Extracting variant data.
– Mapping short reads against a pangenome graph.

This workshop assumes some familiarity with Shell. You will need to be able to do the following tasks via command line:
– Navigating files and directories.
– An understanding on full versus relative paths.
– Working with files and directories (examining files, creating, copying, moving and removing).
– Use a command line-based text editor such as nano.

If you lack the above skills, you can use these sites as a refresher:
– Introduction to Command Line Carpentries lesson

This is a fully online, hands-on workshop. This workshop material will be run on the NeSI High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms – there is no need to install any software for this workshop. Instructions on how to access the NeSI HPC service will be sent out with the confirmation letter to registrants.
The material for this workshop can be previewed here.

Participants must have their own laptops and plan to participate actively. You will require a working web browser.
If you have any questions about these workshops, including whether they are suitable for you, please contact

Register for this workshop at Eventbrite here.

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