Course: Comparative Genomics
When: 1-5 October 2018
Where: Free University Berlin
Dr. Fritz J. Sedlazeck (Assistant Professor at the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine)
Prof. Ingo Ebersberger (Professor for Applied Bioinformatics, Goethe University Frankfurt)
This course will introduce biologists and bioinformaticians into the field of comparative genomics. Different techniques will be introduced to identify single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and structural variations (SVs) as well as the annotation of these variations and the assessment for their functional impact.
TARGETED AUDIENCE & ASSUMED BACKGROUND
The course is aimed at researchers interested in learning how to compare genomes and what can be learned from genomic similarities as well as variations. It will include information useful for both beginners and more advanced users. We will start by introducing general concepts of comparative genomics. On this basis, we will then continue to describe all major analysis steps from the raw sequencing data via the identification of variations to an assessment of their impact on the phenotype.
Attendees should have a background in biology. There will be a mix of lectures and hands-on practical exercises using command line Linux. We will therefore dedicate one session to introduce basic and advanced Linux concepts for processing data on Amazon cloud (AWS). Attendees should have also some familiarity with genomic data such as that arising from NGS sequencing experiments.
For more information, please visit the course website