Next-generation sequencing has become the premier tool in genetic and genomic analysis. This laboratory- and computer--based course is directed at scientists who will be generating and interpreting sequence information and wish to gain a better understanding of the techniques involved and their applications.

Taught by instructors from the prestigious Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the course will include theoretical and hands-on practical training on current and emerging next-generation sequencing systems, including,

  • PacBio
  • Illumina Miseq/HiSeq
  • Oxford Nanopore MinION

The aim of the course is to allow participants to make informed decisions about which technologies and methodologies 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, etc. All the basic techniques of post-sequencing analysis will also be covered (QC, alignment, assembly, variant calling, etc.).

Feedback from the 2017 course

"This very intensive course provides a comprehensive technology spanning overview of the NGS technology: including library preparation, introduction in several NGS platforms and detailed data analysis, starting with LINUX introduction. I have not found any comparable other course and I am glad to have had the opportunity to take part in it."
"Thank you to all involved in the course. It was intense but overall a truly fantastic experience where I learned many new skills and created lots of new friends."
"The Next Generation Sequencing Course 2017 helped me to stick the laboratory side together with the bioinformatics site and helped to close my knowledge gaps in the NGS data analysis!"
"I would like to thank everybody from the organising team of Advanced courses to the instructors for such a wonderful,
life-time experience! I gained a lot from this course and for sure the knowledge will help me advance to the next level of my project."
"This was a really well conducted course and I go back with a much greater understanding of NGS and its different aspects. Thanks to the whole advanced courses team for making this such a great experience!"

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