The purpose of this intense one week summer course is to get a deep 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. In the summer school we will use a real-life RNA-seq dataset from the current market leader illumina.
All students will be enabled to perform important first tasks of NGS data analysis themselves. The layout of the summer school 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.
In the evenings there will be social events, like a conference dinner, or a guided city tour through Berlin. These are always great networking possibilities.
Read our detailed course program.
Dr. Gero Doose (ecSeq Bioinformatics GmbH)
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. Publications
Dr. Adam Nunn (ecSeq Bioinformatics GmbH)
is a PhD student at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network 'Epidiverse'. He developed several bioinformatics pipelines using Nextflow for this European network. Publications
Dr. David Langenberger (ecSeq Bioinformatics GmbH)
David started working with small non-coding RNAs in 2006. Since 2009 he uses NGS technologies 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). Publications
Dr. Mario Fasold (ecSeq Bioinformatics GmbH)
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 sequencing data of several large consortium projects. Publications
The target audience is biologists or data analysts with no or little experience in analyzing NGS data. A fundamental understanding of molecular biology (DNA, RNA, gene expression, PCR, ...) is assumed.
Location: PC-College, Stresemannstraße 78, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Available seats: 30 (first-come, first-served)
Registration Fee: 1,549 EUR (excluding VAT)
Travel expenses and accommodation are not covered by the registration fee.
Opening Date of Registration: November 1, 2022
Closing Date of Registration: September 1, 2023
Workshop: September 4-8, 2023 (9 am - 5 pm)
"This was one of the most informative workshops I have ever attended, and would definitely recommend to my other colleagues who work on NGS platforms." Josipa Periša, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia
"The course provided an excellent introduction to the analysis of NGS data and covered the most relevant aspects in a well-structured and comprehensible way. The trainers did a really great job guiding us step-by-step through the NGS data analysis workflow and providing theoretical background information and lots of hands-on experience. Overall, a very informative and well-organised course - clear recommendation!" Thomas Wulff, Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Germany
"Great summer school, very useful, I learnt a lot of concepts with a very high quality from expert people working on this field. Super!" Enrico , University of Trento, Italy
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ecSeq Bioinformatics GmbH