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

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.

Necessary Knowledge


  • To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google’s G Suite or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and an essential understanding of Canvas.
  • A working knowledge of the concepts of molecular and cellular biology.

Learning Outcomes


At the conclusion of the course, you 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

Topics Include

  • Public access tools used for analyzing biological sequence data

Additional Information


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.
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Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
01-09-2023 to 04-10-2023 3.0 $815

Paul A Saunders

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Final Date To Enroll: 01-09-2023

Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 01-09-2023 12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Traditional ONLINE
Mon, 04-10-2023 12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Traditional ONLINE