Next-generation sequencing has become the premier tool in genetic and genomic analysis. This laboratory-based course is directed at scientists who will be generating and interpreting sequence information in their research and wish to gain a better understanding of the techniques involved and their applications.
The programme will include lecture and practical laboratory/computer-based sessions covering the following topics:
- Library Prep
- Data analysis
One aim of the course is to allow participants to make informed decisions about which technology to apply to solve specific research questions they may face in the future. A variety of applications will be covered (e.g., RNA-Seq, target enrichment, bacterial sequencing, cancer genomics, human variation analysis) along with all the basic techniques of post-sequencing analysis (QC, alignment, assembly, variant calling, etc.).