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London Calling 2024 - Workshops


Join us at one of three in-person workshops, interactive online masterclass and an exclusive evening, in-person data analysis session at London Calling 2024.

Preconference workshops

Join us at one of three workshops taking place on Tuesday 21st May at London Calling 2024, as well as the Data after dark session. Simply add these to your ticket during registration.

From single cells to whole genomes: nanopore data analysis workshop

In this one-day practical workshop, attendees will be introduced to Oxford Nanopore's EPI2ME workflows for single cell transcriptomics, human whole genome genetic variation (SNP, indel, structural variation, methylation, CNVs and STRs) and metagenomics.

This workshop is aimed at more novice users. For this workshop, users will only need to bring their own laptop with a web browser, ideally chrome. The laptop does not need to be powerful as we will connect to machines for the workshop via the web browser.


An introduction to machine learning for Oxford Nanopore data

In this one-day practical workshop, attendees will learn the theory of using machine learning to basecall Oxford Nanopore signals, as well as to perform secondary analysis (variant calling).

Attendees of this workshop are expected to have a solid grasp of computer programming, but no machine learning or Oxford Nanopore experience is required. For this workshop, users bring their own Laptop (Mac, Linux or Windows).


Advanced workshop - bioinformatics challenge

An advanced event where attendees will participate in bioinformatics challenges to develop (EPI2ME compatible) workflows for the analysis of Oxford Nanopore sequence data. The event is intended for bioinformaticians and coaching in core technologies will be provided.

Attendees of this workshop should be familiar with the usage of command-line bioinformatics tools, the installation and usage of python packages and scripting of multi-step bioinformatics analyses. For this workshop, users will need to bring a laptop; we’ll need e.g., the chrome browser and a (ssh) terminal to connect to a preconfigured Amazon machine image.


Flow cell loading

As part of London Calling 2024, we're delighted to offer you the opportunity to take part in an interactive online masterclass, where you will learn how to load a PromethION Flow Cell. If you would like to participate, please select the flow cell loading session during the 'build your event' stage of registration. We will send you a PromethION Flow Cell loading demo kit.

This 50 minute masterclass will take place online on Tuesday 21st May. Timings to follow.

PromethION Flow Cell loading kits are limited, so book now to avoid missing out. For anyone who does not receive a kit, you will still be able to watch the session live online, or catch up after the event.

Data after dark

Please join us at 6:45 pm (BST) on Tuesday 21st May for this session being exclusively shared at the in-person part of the London Calling 2024. Attendees will have the chance to hear the latest informatic updates from the Oxford Nanopore experts and an opportunity to quiz them during Q&A following the talks.

Workshop agendas

From single cells to whole genomes...
An introduction to machine learning...
Advanced workshop - bioinformatics challenge
Time () Session details
09:30 - 10:00 BSTRegistration & breakfast
10:00 - 11:15 BSTIntroduction to Oxford Nanopore data and analysis solutions
11:15 - 11:30 BSTCoffee break
11:30 - 12:30 BSTEPI2ME cloud and local analysis
12:30 - 14:00 BSTHuman variation (+ methylation) analysis practical
14:00 - 15:00 BSTNetworking lunch
15:00 - 16:30 BSTSingle-cell practical
16:00 - 16:30 BSTCoffee break
16:30 - 17:30 BSTMetagenomics practical
17:30 - 18:00 BSTCommunity and application resources
18:00 - 19:30 BSTNetworking event