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NGS Workshop 2015 (Oxford, UK)

​A Practical Introduction to NGS Data Analysis

13-14 April 2015

Link to Workshop Page

Number of Available Spaces: 28

Venue: Oxford University, UK

The purpose of this workshop is to get a deeper understanding in High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) 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 HTS data, finding potential problems/errors therein and finally performing their own analyses using open source tools. In the course we will use a RNA-seq dataset from the current market leader, Illumina.

Each participant will have a dedicated workstation for the training.

Workshop Programme

Day 1: 13 April, Monday: 9.00-17.00 (including two refreshment breaks and a lunch break)

  1. Introduction to sequencing technologies from a data analysts view Sequence file formats (fastq)

    1. Mechanisms of instruments: Illumina, 454, IonTorrent and PacBio
    2. Sequencing protocols (mRNA-seq, microRNAseq, ...)
    3. Capabilities & limitations: Error sources, biases & beyond
  2. Preparation of raw reads: quality control, adapter clipping

  3. Read mapping

    1. Alignment methods
    2. Mapping tools, mapping to a reference genome

Day 2: 14 April, Tuesday: 9.00-17.00 (including two refreshment breaks and a lunch break)

  1. Mapping output

    1. File formats (SAM/BAM)
    2. Samtools
    3. Bedtools
  2. Visualization of mapped reads

    1. UCSC: Data format for upload
    2. IGV
  3. Gene expression quantification

  4. Differential expression analysis


  • Full-time Student: £400+VAT
  • Academic/Hospital: £500+VAT
  • Industry: £700+VAT
    • (Fees to increase by 15% on 1st Feb 2015)

ecSeq Bioinformatics Brandvorwerkstr. 43, D-04275 Leipzig,

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Some updates:

  1. There will be an epigenetics workshop in December 2015 (Visit for more information)
  2. There will be another RNA-Seq workshop in January or February 2016 (to get a notification once the date is fix, you can sign up for our newsletter here)
  3. We also offer 'On-Site Bioinformatics Courses', which might be of interest to you and/or your institute (visit to get more information)

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