04 - 06 November 2020
Cancellation deadline:
19 October 2020
Geert van Geest
Omics data analysis
Academic: 180 CHF
For-profit: 900 CHF
0.75 ECTS credits

** The course is now full with a waiting list. Applications are closed. There will be an other session next year. Thank you for your understanding. **

This course will be streamed only for the registered participants. Registered participants will receive specific information directly from the respective course’s organizers.


Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) methods have had a large impact on many biological fields due to a very rapid decrease in cost and throughput. It often results in hundreds of gigabytes of data. This makes the downstream analysis very challenging and requires bioinformatics skills. In this module, we will introduce the most used sequencing technologies and explain their concepts. Using different datasets, we will practice quality control, alignment of reads to a reference genome and visualize the output.


This course is intended for life scientists who are already dealing with NGS data and would like to be able to start analysing them.

#Learning Objectives At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • understand the basics of the different NGS technologies
  • perform quality control for better downstream analysis
  • align reads to a reference genome
  • visualize the output.


Knowledge / competencies:

Participants should have a basic understanding of working with the command line on UNIX-based systems like Linux or Mac. If you do not feel comfortable with UNIX commands, please take our UNIX fundamentals e-learning module.


Participants should bring their own computers and chargers. Computers should have WI-FI access, at least 4 GB RAM and 50 GB free disk space.


The registration fees for academics are 180 CHF and 900 CHF for for-profit companies.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation. Upon reception of the confirmation email, participants will be asked to confirm attendance by paying the fees within 5 days.

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set to 19 Oct 2020. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed.

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You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Location & Time

Streamed from Bern

The course will start at 9:00 and end around 17:00. Precise information will be provided to the participants on due time.

Additional information

The course will be taught by Geert van Geest.

Coordination: Valeria Di Cola, Training group at SIB.

We will recommend 0.75 ECTS credits for this course (given a passed exam at the end of the course).

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