Advance your research. Understand NGS analysis issues and solve them yourself.
The purpose of this workshop is to get a deeper understanding in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) with a special focus on bioinformatics issues. Advantages and disadvantages of current sequencing technologies and their implications on data analysis will be discovered. You will be trained on understanding NGS data formats and handling potential problems/errors therein.
All workshop attendees will be enabled to perform important first tasks of NGS data analysis themselves. The course layout has been adapted to the needs of beginners in the field of NGS bioinformatics and allows scientists with no or little background in computer science to get a first hands-on experience in this new and fast evolving research topic.
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Our trainers have a proven record of academic and/or industrial experience in NGS data analysis. Because up-to-date expert knowledge is needed to answer your questions and know what is important in the field.
We only use open source tools that are free to use. We try to showcase and compare different tools (e.g. NGS mappers), since not every software fits with every task/question.
For a optimal learning experience we carefully prepare our learning materials and example data. All materials, tools and results created during the course are for take home with you.
This workshop has been redesigned and adapted to the needs of beginners in the field of NGS bioinformatics and comprises this three course modules:
Gero Doose (University of Leipzig)
Gero found and published several circularized RNAs in various RNA-Seq experiments. He specialized on split-read analysis some years ago and has a strong expertise in downstream analyses.
Dr. Christian Otto (CCR Bio-IT)
Christian is one of the developers of the split-read mapping tool segemehl and is an expert on implementing efficient algorithms for NGS data analyses.
Dr. David Langenberger (ecSeq Bioinformatics)
David started working with small non-coding RNAs in 2006. Since 2009 he uses NGS technolgies to investigate these short regulatory RNAs as well as other targets. He has been part of several large NGS projects, for example the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC).
Dr. Mario Fasold (ecSeq Bioinformatics)
Mario works in the analysis of microarray data since 2007 and developed several bioinformatics tools such as the Bioconductor package AffyRNADegradation and the Larpack program package. Since 2011 he specialized in the field of NGS data analysis and helped analysing sequecing data of several large consortium projects.
The target audience is biologists or data analysts with no or little experience in analyzing RNA-Seq data.
Location: iad Pc-Pool, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 23, Leipzig, Germany
Available seats: 24 (first-come, first-served)
Travel expenses and accommodation are not covered by the registration fee.
Opening Date of Registration: 1 Juli 2015
Closing Date of Registration:
15 January 2016
Workshop: 1 - 5 February 2016 (8 am - 5 pm)
"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." Susana Gonzalez Fernandez-Nino, Bayer Crop Science, Germany
"Very valuable workshop which improved my bioinformatics understanding a lot and provided interesting aspects, I will put more focus on while analyzing our own data." Corinna Streitner, KWS Saat AG, Germany
"Excellently prepared and performed workshop. A lot of information provided." Jakub Mrazek, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
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