September EpiSeedLink Agenda

EpiSeedLink resumes the training courses in September after summer.

Episeedlink´s fellows will learn about Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in two courses, one theoretical online and the other practical at the CBGP.



  • Theory on NGS. This training will provide theoretical background underlying NGS and library preparations. It will consist of lectures and practical exercises learning Fellows to make informed decisions regarding the appropriate sequencing platform, best approaches to prepare libraries from different types of samples (multiplexing, adaptor design), and experimental design (nr of replicates, reads/sample, controls required, etc). It will be online on the 4th and 5th of September. Tijs Bliek and Maike Stam (one of our Supervisors) will be the trainers. Both belong to the  Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) from the University of Amsterdam (UVA).


  • ChIP seq Course. This course will provide hands-on training in Chromatin Immunoprecipitation followed by sequencing (ChIP-seq) on Arabidopsis and oilseed rape leaves. Fellows will learn to prepare the biological material, crosslink, and carry out all steps of the ChIP protocol, to perform quality controls and qPCR validation, to isolate and quantify amounts of immunoprecipitated DNA, and to generate the libraries for NGS. The course will held at the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP) in Madrid. It will be during the week of the 18th of September. The trainers will be  Dr. Pedro Crevillén and Antón Abelenda, with the assistance of Dr. Manolo Piñeiro and Dr. José Antonio Jarillo.  All of them are members of EpiSeedLink´s family at the CBGP.


  • European Researchers Night. This is a Europe-wide event which attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year and will certainly be happening near you. You will have the opportunity to learn about the interesting research projects going on close to you.