Next-Gen Sequence Analysis Tools - A Hands-On Approach | BINF.X405

There are numerous algorithms available as freeware or by public access in the cloud that make complex biological sequence analyses accessible to everyone. This self-paced, introductory course, aimed at professionals who want to break into the sequencing-related field of bioinformatics, explores important public access tools used for analyzing biological sequence data.

Through hands-on examples and exercises, you will learn how to access public databases for raw sequence data and perform the basic steps in processing next-generation sequence data for RNA, DNA, and ChIP sequencing data to obtain interpretable results.

You will get to explore the analytical parts of next-gen sequencing without having to do wet lab work because we’ve designed this course for people who are interested in a quick introduction to tools that allow for quick problem-solving without a deep theoretical understanding of how the tools work.

Most job postings for technicians and scientists in the molecular biology field ask for experience with next-gen sequencing. Having experience with the analytical tools is considered a plus on job applications.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, students should be able to

  • Process raw sequence for DNA and RNA for use in analytical algorithms
  • Use Galaxy and R programs for performing data analyses
  • Generate graphical outputs from the analytical results
  • Annotate analytical results to convey biological meaning about the samples analyzed

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Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Meeting Type Cost Instructor
06-29-2021 to 09-29-2021 3.0 Online $815

Paul A Saunders



Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Tue, 06-29-2021 12:00 a.m. 12:01 a.m. Online ONLINE
Wed, 09-29-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online ONLINE