About the Practical Course
This EMBO Practical Course will cover a range of genome analyses and their fundamental elements.
The first principal theme of the course is comparative genomics, covering genome analysis and exploration, pair-wise comparisons of genomes, comparisons of multiple genomes, evolutionary inferences (orthologs, paralogs and their classification).
The second principal theme of the course is related to Next-Generation Sequencing, including algorithms, methods, sequence mapping tools, data analyses and applications. Integration of genomic and genetic data in the context of Next Generation Sequencing and their applications in human diseases.
The main objectives of this EMBO Practical Course are to strengthen skills of students in genomics and bioinformatics on the use of algorithms, key software, statistical and visualization methods and their various applications in genome studies.
The course program is designed to provide a solid theory class followed by practical sessions on each topic, where the same speaker will deliver at least one half-day course of theory and practice.
Students will obtain the dexterity to manipulate large data sets in a Unix environment and a basic understanding of scripting and programming skills.
Students are assumed to be familiar with the Unix environment.
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This practical course is aimed at motivated PhD students and young researchers from academic Institutions with a background in Mathematics, Statistics, Computing and/or Biology who are involved in Bioinformatics and Genome Analyses projects.
This EMBO Practical Course is intense; therefore active participation is expected from the students.