30 September - 01 October 2019
Cancellation deadline:
16 September 2019
Michael Prummer, Eva Riegler and Franziska Singer
Academic: 120 CHF
For-profit: 600 CHF
Applications are closed because the course is full with a long waiting list or has just passed. to receive notification when a new course is scheduled.

No future instance of this course is planned yet


This course offers an overview of good practice in high-throughput experiments (e.g. next-generation sequencing or compound screening). Particularly we focus on pitfalls in the design of projects (e.g. too low sample size or sequencing coverage, or sample batches overlap with biological groups), how to successfully plan an experiment and how to deal with challenges, e.g. batch effects or confounding factors. The workshop addresses the experimental as well as the data analysis components through the complete life cycle of a project, from the initial idea all the way to publication.


Scientists with all backgrounds (biologists, biochemists, clinicians, bioinformaticians, etc) are welcome to join this course. In particular, those who are about to plan and execute an high-throughput experiment can benefit the most.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Successfully design high-throughput experiments
  • Avoid common pitfalls
  • Detect and deal with challenges


Knowledge / competencies

Basic theoretical knowledge in biology/biochemistry/computational analysis. No particular computational or wet lab experience is necessary.


Participants should bring their own internet-capable laptop or mobile device.


The registration fees for academics are 120 CHF and 600 CHF for for-profit companies. This includes course content material and coffee breaks.

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set is set to 16/09/2019. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and Time

ETH center, LFW B 2, Universitätsstrasse 2, 8092 Zurich

The course will start at 10:00 and end around 16:00. Precise information will be provided to the participants on due time.

Additional information


Coordination: Patricia Palagi

A certificate of attendance will be delivered to the participants attending the workshop in full.

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