2-4 Oct 2017 Tanger (Morocco)

Main goal of the workshop

Analysis of NGS data requires skills with a large number of computational tools and software packages as well as an understanding of the biology behind the analyses.

We will introduce the necessary skills and work through the use of a specific set of tools each addressing different needs that contribute to a full analysis pipeline.  

Participants should expect to leave with a better understanding of the skills and tools required as well as practical experience using the software and reviewing the results.  

This will be a starting point upon which participants can further develop these skills working with their own data.


In a nutshell

  • Learn the essential computing skills for NGS bioinformatics
  • Understand NGS technology, algorithms and data formats
  • Use bioinformatics tools for handling sequencing data
  • Perform first downstream analyses for studying genetic variation and differential expression


Topics and Scoop

The workshop will cover the following topics:

Differential gene expression analysis

  • Introduction to RNA-Seq
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • File formats
  • Preprocessing of raw reads
  • Read mapping
  • Differential expression analysis

SNP Discovery

  • Introduction to SNPs detection and analysis
  • Post processing of aligned reads
  • SNP calling
  • Filtering variants
  • Annotation

A detailed program can downloaded from here


Language: French and English

Available seats: 16 (first-come, first-served)

Location: MoBioHIC (Moroccan Bioinformatics and Health Informatics Center), ENSA Tangier.

Online user: 1