The rise of high-throughput sequencing (also called Next Generation Sequencing) in this post-genomic world has seen increasing need for molecular biologists to understand not only the chemistry behind NGS, but also to acquire basic bioinformatic skills. In the past expert bioinformaticians were approached to handle massive amounts of data to enable interpretation of results, but with a worldwide shortage of this expertise it is become more common for the researcher to do the basic analysis themselves.  

The workshops offered here will present a basic understanding of NGS and genomics, and upskilling hands-on workshops in bioinformatic techniques to handle NGS data.

NextGen

Introductory Illumina Sequencing Workshop

This introductory workshop has been designed for the molecular biologist who wishes to perform basic analysis on small sets of data (i.e. a few lanes of sequences).
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ProjectManagement

Project Management

This is a one day workshop introducing researchers to key concepts behind high-throughput sequencing projects  (otherwise known as Next Generation Sequencing).
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Per;

Perl

This workshop has been designed for the absolute beginner in Perl programming with a focus on using Perl in the analysis of NGS data.
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Genomics

Genomics

Once NGS data has been collected, mapped and contigs assembled, there is still much work to do in order to answer the biological questions behind the need for genomic sequencing. Unfortunately these question are often unique to each project. This workshop aims to teach researchers how to use common genomic tools and how to apply these tools to their own questions.
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