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3rd Berlin Summer School in NGS Data Analysis

Invited Speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Steve Hoffmann (University of Jena and Leibniz Institute on Aging)
  • Dr. Knut Finstermeier (MPI for Infection Biology, Emmanuelle Charpentier's group)
  • Dr. Giovanni Marco Dall'Olio (Glaxo Smith Kline)

For more detailed information and application go to

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Hi David,

To be honest with you, I think saying in the requirement that:

"The target audience is biologists or data analysts with no or little experience in analyzing NGS data" is defintatly wrong.

Of course everyone can join but if somebody wants actually learn how to do RNAseq/NGS analysis must have fundamental knowledge of how to use the Linux shell and R as well, expeciallly if the course includes 2-3 types of NGSanalysis in such a short time.

That's my opinion,

all the best

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Hey Morris_Chair,

thanks for your input. The course (of course) includes an introduction to Linux where we explain how to use it. 80% of our participants never worked with Linux before! Of course, they are no Linux experts in the end, but they know the basics, like how to change/create/delete/move directories/files, get help, use grep/sort/uniq/wc/etc. and pipe commands. Everyone types his/her own commands and makes errors. We show the participants how to detect the errors and how to solve them. They even learn how to use auto completion in order to avoid typos.

And yes, it is a lot for five days. And yes, they have to spend more time with the command line afterwards in order to really work with the data. We give them an introduction to Linux and NGS and nothing else. It saves them some time when starting their work with NGS. We don't make them to NGS experts and we don't make them to bioinformatics experts. We just want to help them to manage the first hurdles in their data analysis and get first results by themselves.

Feel free to read the feedbacks from our participants, which might give you a feeling for our courses:

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Will you show how work UMIs? And also tools for?

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Dear Peter,

we will show how UMIs work. Regarding the tools: Try e.g. UMI-tools.


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