Andrey Kirov, IMDL Genome Centre Bulgaria
10 December 2018
The course was very useful and entirely practically oriented.
Karen Chapman, n/a
8 December 2018
This was a great workshop. Really well organized, great materials and outstanding teachers who presented the subject matter with clarity.
Sandeep Grover, IMBS, Luebeck, Germany
5 December 2018
1) I think both the lecturers were highly dedicated and very knowledgeable. 2) The course content was also very well documented. 3) All were very helpful and responsive to queries. 4) I think R and terminal commands were explained in a very efficient manner. 5) Lunch was well-organized.
1) The workshop was very fast paced from the beginner's point of view and packed with content. It would be ideal to either split it into two 4-day workshops or conduct a two-week course. 2) At times, some of the classes went on and on for 2.5 hours at a stretch. It doesn't make any sense for a candidate who has come to learn because one loses concentration after 40 min. 3) Please provide scripts in a R or txt file to students.
Sarka Sestakova, Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion
5 December 2018
Very helpful from the practical point of view, clear explanation of every issue, experienced trainers that answered all my questions, great place, I loved it!
Bernice Sepers, NIOO-KNAW
5 December 2018
Very good workshop. The first two days contained information that I heard before, but it was really nice to hear it again, because it made me understand it better (Illumna, quality control). The last two days contained new information, like methylation calling and making plots, which is also very useful for my project. The workshop is intense, but the level and speed were just right. I would recommend new participants to gain a little bit of experience with Linux before attending the workshop.
Sara Madzgalla, Insitut für Infektionsmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Uniklinikum Jena
20 November 2018
The Workshop was very well designed. The description on the webpage was very good concurring with the content of the workshop and requirenments to the participants. As I did work through the Linux tutorial before, the first day was a bit boring for me, but a good practice at all. The second and third day I learned a lot of things. As I did not work with RNA-Seq before, the last day contained a bit a lot Information. The practical parts I could follow easily and the time was quite right so solve the tasks. The amount of paricipants felt ok.
Wim Develter, AZ Lier (Hospital)
17 October 2018
Very satisfied though very condensed and intense course for a starter like me. Basic knowledge is recommended.
Sophie Bartsch, Fraunhofer IZI
28 August 2018
One of the best workshops I ever attended. The organization was just great. The small excercises during the workshop were quite useful to internalize the contents. It was fairly easy to follow even if one has not worked with linux before. I would strongly recommend the workshop!
Ioanna Gkogka, Molecular Biology and Genetics Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
22 July 2018
Great experience, helpful and approachable instructors, interesting and well organized workshop. This course provided necessary training in NGS that can be used in research projects. Personally, being in the early stages of my undergraduate studies in Molecular Biology and Genetics this workshop really inspired me and expanded my horizons. More specifically, by meeting participants from all around the world who are involved in various fields of science, attending talks from external guest speakers who described their career path and getting to know the instructors of the course who were full of enthusiasm about Bioinformatics, I realized the interconnection between the scientific fields and the different professional options that I could potentially be involved with in the future.
Nelida Rodriguez-Osorio, University of the Republic of Uruguay
12 July 2018
The course was very well organised, the trainers were able to cater to the different needs of the participants, which had very different backgrounds. The atmosphere was relaxed, and the trainers made us feel comfortable to ask any question. The
Kevin Leclerc, New York University
10 July 2018
An overall comprehensive and effective overview of the RNA-seq pipeline, from sample-prep considerations to high-level analysis and visualization.
Geethanjali Devadoss Gandhi, Sidra Medicine, Qatar
8 July 2018
I personally enjoyed the full course and it makes me very confident to do my future NGS analysis though I don't have a bioinformatics background. Everything was well organized and executed in a most efficient way for the participants. Simply, I can say that this course will make you gain confidence and extensive knowledge in the field of NGS bioinformatics. I loved it!!
Michael Riemann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
3 July 2018
This was a great workshop about different aspects of NGS data analysis focussing on putting analysis into practise. Motivated trainers with different expertises guided through the course excercises and in addition invited speakers gave a good idea about what NGS data might be useful for in different fields. Having some basic programming knowledge is certainly an advantage for following the practical parts.
Kevin, ViennaLab Diagnostics
2 May 2018
The workshop was excellent. Speakers were very knowledgeable, ready and able to answer questions at all times. Great working material, with the workbook and the USB stick one can easily reproduce all the tasks.
Jan Schulze-Lührmann, Mikrobiologisches Institut, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
22 March 2018
Intensiver Kurs, extrem an Wissen gewonnen. Kompetente und motivierende "Trainer" und ein toller Gesamtüberblick. Das Kursbuch und besonders der LiveSystem USB-Stick sind super Toll und ermöglichen das weitere Üben, intensivieren des Gelernten.
Surasak Sangkhathat, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
13 December 2017
Nice class for a comprehensive beginning of NGS data handling
Ralf Rosenstein, University of Tübingen, Infection Biology
27 October 2017
Great workshop, intense and lots of invaluable information
Vereecke Nick, Ghent University Global Campus
22 October 2017
This 'crash' course is a perfect course for quick guidance through analysis of RNA-seq and NGS analysis in general. Impressive how much new knowledge you can acquire in only 4 days!
Stefanie Grunwald, Charité Medical Faculty Berlin
11 October 2017
I really enjoyed the course. It fulfilled my needs and definitely improved my understanding in bioinformatic tools and linux. Gaps I had are covered now. Compared to other courses I went to, in my opinion this is one of courses you are able to get started afterwards. All instructors are very kind and helpful :-).
Agata Daszkowska-Golec, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
3 October 2017
It was really great performed training, prepared by experts in the field of bioinformatics. The course gave me opportunity to play with data from RNA and DNA sequencing by myself. Now I can't wait for my own results to analyze it.
Santiago Uribe-lewis, BXT Consultants Ltd
21 September 2017
Excellent workshop! Very well taken care of!! Great fun!!! Learned a lot!!!! and met very nice people!!!! After five days of smooth scrolling over a meticulous and interactive program one gets a good grasp of the intricancies of NGS data analysis. Many thanks!
Atie Kashef, Universitätklinikum Bonn
19 September 2017
Thanks to the very well designed and practical summer School for NGS data Analysis in Berlin I could find my feet and build up my mind in the early phase of my PhD project. I was looking for such course for a while and barely could find this opportunity to paractice NGS data analysis for both DNA and RNA approaches , having responseful mentors beside and a proper workstation available. I am very happy that I got this chance with ecSeq people.
19 September 2017
This workshop was exactly what I was looking for - using publicly available software, comparing different tools and showing the whole process of data analysis. And I very much appreciate the idea of performing everything on the usb stick so that we can take everything we've done home and practice by ourselves.
Ruchir Khandelwal, Rijk Zwaan Breeding B.V., The Netherlands
19 July 2017
It was one of the best introductory course I have had on the subject. The trainers go in to details of each and every nitty gritty of various topics. Also the exercises are designed very professionally and with clear learning objectives in mind. Finally, I learnt a lot many things during the discussions that are entertained very well by the trainers during the entire course.
Haidi Arbanasic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science
7 July 2017
Workshop is very useful for people without experience in bioinformatics to get basic understanding of NGS data analysis, and for those with some experience to improve their knowledge. Trainers are excellent.
Zandra Fagernas, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
5 July 2017
After this workshop, I feel much more confident of my own bioinformatics skills. I can now dive into more specialized areas of bioinformatics, as I have a good basic knowledge of how everything works.
Frederik Börnke, Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops
5 July 2017
Being a novice to NGS data analysis this workshop was eye opening and made me confident in starting my own analyses.
Maria Ines Alvelos, ULB Center for Diabetes Research
12 May 2017
The course was very informative and well organized. Everything was clearly explained and very helpful for beginners!
Morgan Benowitz-Fredericks, Bucknell University
29 March 2017
I was particularly impressed with the emphasis on teaching us how to THINK about our analyses, rather than just follow a series of commands. Your focus on anticipating potential sources of error, never blindly trusting that a command or piece of software has done what you think it's done without confirming (as well as teaching us ways to confirm) left us with a skill set that is independent of a particular pipeline, and will serve us well as our interests (and the available software) change. The active exercises were clearly designed extraordinarily carefully and were really effective not just in applying what we'd just learned, but in seeing how you might fall into an analysis/interpretation trap if you are not careful. This really was a mindset/philosophy of analysis training as much as it was practical training, and I value that enormously. Thank you!
Dorota Magner, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences
29 March 2017
The course was designed for people starting their work with RNA-Seq and was very well prepared and led. The information is provided in a clear and accessible manner and, most importantly, from a practical point of view. The trainers have extensive experience and provide valuable insights into the real problems arising from data analysis. I am happy to have had opportunity to attend these workshops. The knowledge and skills acquired during the workshops will be of great help in planning my own experiments and will enable me to start analyze the data on my own. I definately recommend these workshops to anyone planning RNA-seq experiments.
Christian Bach, University Hospital Erlangen
29 March 2017
The workshop was really informative and conveyed a realistic overview of current RNA-Seq analysis. I particularly liked the emphasis on taking into account the experimental conditions and the goal of the study.
Sabine Urban, Universität Konstanz
8 March 2017
The workshop was well suited for beginners like me and was very relevant for my work. I think that what I learned will really help me to speed up analyses in the future.
iker hernandez, Futureco BIoscience
13 December 2016
A nice start point.
Jonathan Landry, EMBL
2 December 2016
Very good week of course, very useful for future\ work on DNA methylation sequencing analysis.
Marc Lamarine, Quartz Bio
1 December 2016
ecSeq team pays a great attention to equip you to be on your own once back alone in your lab. They are recognised experts of the field and share not only their expertise but also their experience and views. Very valuable.
Alexandra McCorkindale, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
7 October 2016
As someone who was previously terrified of the command line, this was a terrific course to build confidence in navigating the terminal. Moreover, I walked away with a much deeper understanding of sequencing chemistry and the relative merits of different software packages for analysing different types of sequencing data. I highly recommend this course for any wet lab biologist whether at the student, postdoc, or PI level!
Yacine Amar, Technische Universität München / Klinikum für Dermatologie und Allergologie
6 October 2016
The organisation of the Summer School was excellent.
Lisa Kutsche, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden
12 September 2016
There are too many things to consider when using NGS technology. I really needed a course like this to get started with a proper analysis of my own data.
Tamas Varga, University of Debrecen
12 September 2016
This was a very intensive course, which gave tremendous help to anyone trying to work with NGS data. Difficult concepts were very effectively simplified and explained. Should be a great help in anyone interested in NGS.
Harris Onywera, Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain
6 July 2016
The ecSeq workshop on "Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis" was very informative. I have no doubt that I acquired new skills, thus, extended my knowledge of analyzing the big data. I am integrating most of these in my current research analyses. Thank you ecSeq Bioinformatics Team!
Trevor Burt, ZFMK (Koenig Museum), Bonn, Germany
6 July 2016
This ECSEQ course provided a very good 3- day intensive workshop on NGS, Analysis, and BASH to give anyone working with genetic material a good foundation to expand their research project in a number of cutting edge directions. The instructors are warm and knowledgeable and eager to help anyone sincerely interested in learning these techniques.
Oscar Alejandro Pérez Escobar, Ludwig Maximilians Universität
20 March 2016
A Beginner's Guide to RNA-Seq Data Analysis is an excellent workshop which provided me with the basic knowledge to start exploring RNA sequence data analysis and allowed me to address new questions. It includes an important component on very practical exercises, and the hands off material as well as the TI's and speakers are top quality. I highly recommend this workshop!
Kartik Sunagar, Hebrew University
15 Febuary 2016
It was an excellent workshop. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was very informative and the tutors were extremely helpful.
Alexander Nolze, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
8 Febuary 2016
Since just having a little experience in analyzing RNA-Seq data, my knowledge about the unix environment, mapping tools and downstream analyses improved a lot during the workshop. With the help of the provided workshop materials it was quite easy to follow the excellent speakers. Several exercises supported the learning process as well.
Kieran Meade, Teagasc, Ireland
22 December 2015
To go from an introduction to methylation to the complete analysis of a published dataset in 3 days is an ambitious target and I am delighted that is was so comprehensively achieved. The mix between theory and practical work is very balanced. I highly recommend this course for a strong foundation in the latest methylation analysis methods. The course leaders are experts and so helpful, and to take the operating system, data and commands home at the end of the conference is a huge benefit.
Susana Gonzalez Fernandez-Nino, Bayer Crop Science
Good resume of the last technologies and applications. Definitly will improve the comunication with our bioinformatics colleagues for perfom the proper analysis and understanding of the data. Thanks for an intensive but nice course.
Jakub Mrazek, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
Excellently prepared and performed workshop (from both organizing teams). A lot of information provided.
Young Tae Kim, Seoul National University Hospital
The ECSEQ RNA analysis course is one of the best courses. All the trainers were awesome. Many thanks to all of you.
Michaela Müller-McNicoll, Goethe-University Frankfurt
Very good course, perfect for my needs.
Markus Eszlinger, University of Leipzig
Thanks a lot for a very interesting course that significantly improved my knowledge on NGS data analysis.
Tobias Schmid, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
The workshop provided a great introduction into the analysis of NGS data for me as a wet lab biologist. The one day introduction into Linux was an absolute asset. Thanks to the course, I now feel comfortable both to discuss my NGS analysis needs with a bioinformatician more competently, but also to take first steps in NGS analyses myself.
Paul Essers, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
As a wet lab biologist, I have been dabbling in analysing my RNA-seq data myself. This course gave me a lot of context about mapping and differential expression software that I hadn't been able to grasp on my own. This knowledge will certainly improve the quality of my analyses. Additionally, I learned a lot of handy Linux commands and tricks that make my life a lot easier.
Danny Misiak, Institut of Molecular Medicine, MLU Halle-Wittenberg
Very good course, thanks for that.
Maximilian Radtke, MFPL, University of Vienna
Very efficient training in the basics of dealing with one of the most quickly evolving technologies we have.
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