Advance your research. Understand NGS and analyze sequenced data yourself.
8 - 10 October 2018
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. The participants will be trained on understanding their own NGS data, finding potential problems/errors therein and finally perform their first downstream analysis (variant calling). In the course we will use a real-life RNA-seq dataset from the current market leader illumina.
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:
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).
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.
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.
A basic knowledge of Linux & Bioinformatics (commandline usage, common commands and tools) is beneficial, but not required.
Location: PC-College, Stresemannstraße 78, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Available seats: 25 (first-come, first-served)
Registration Fee: 898 EUR (excluding VAT)
Travel expenses and accommodation are not covered by the registration fee.
Opening Date of Registration: 1 May 2018
Closing Date of Registration: 1 October 2018
Workshop: 8 - 10 October 2018 (9 am - 5 pm)
"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." Tobias Schmid, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
"The ecSeq RNA analysis course is one of the best courses. All the trainers were awesome. Many thanks to all of you." Young Tae Kim, Seoul National University Hospital, South Corea
"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." Trevor Burt, ZFMK (Koenig Museum), Bonn, Germany
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ecSeq Bioinformatics GmbH