University of Kent, 24/5/22 workshop

Thank you to everyone who joined our workshop. If you didn’t have time to fill in a feedback form, please fill in one electronically and send it to Eleni Your feedback will help us improve our future workshops.

You can access Richard’s presentation here and Doug’s presentation here.

The material for the session on statistical concepts can be accessed here and the presentation on the qPCR model given by Eleni here.

Finally, Alex’s presentation on the metabarcoding model can be accessed here.

Information on workshops: Modelling DNA-based data

  • University of Kent, 24/5/2022, Sibson Lecture Theatre 2.
  • Please email if you want to attend and so we can keep you informed of future workshops. 

The workshop will be face-to-face, and will include presentations as well as practical sessions on new models for data resulting from DNA-based surveys for single (qPCR) and multiple species (metabarcoding).

Information about the qPCR models can be found here and about the metabarcoding models here.

We will provide coffee and lunch.

If you require accommodation please see

Book a holiday or short break in Kent / University of Kent Promotion Code: LOYALTYBB

If you are driving to campus then you can find information on parking here. Parking is free between 5pm and 8am, and there is a daily charge of £5 when parking between 8am and 5pm at the Pavilion car park, which is the nearest car park to Sibson building where the workshop is taking place.

Draft timetable for the day

9-9.45 arrival/coffee
9.45-10.15 DNA-based surveys for ecological monitoring
10.15-10.45 Bioinformatics process
10.45-11 break
11-12 Bayesian inference, observation error, basic occupancy models
12-1 lunch
1-2.30 qPCR model intro and practical/discussion with participants about their data
2.30-3 coffee break
3-4.30 metabarcoding model intro and practical/discussion with participants about their data

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