Introduction to Bioinformatics using
NGS data, November 10-14, Umeå

SciLifeLab will organize the course Introduction to Bioinformatics using NGS data. The course will provide an introduction to a wide range of analytical techniques for massive parallel sequencing. We will pair lectures on the theory of analysis algorithms with practical computational exercises, demonstrating the use of common tools for analyzing data from each of several common sequencing study designs.


Topics covered will include: 
• NGS read-to-reference alignment (genomic and RNA-seq)
• Variant calling in populations
• De novo assembly of genomic and RNA-sequence data
• RNA-seq expression analysis


Analysis techniques covered will focus mostly on data from the Illumina platforms, but we will discuss other sequencing platforms and the advantages and challenges in using their data.


A course fee of 1800 SEK will be invoiced to accepted participants (includes the study material, coffee, lunches and course dinners).



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