Next generation sequencing bioinformatics


 Monday 15 Friday 19 February 2021


European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom

Application opens: 

Monday 03 August 2020

Application deadline: 

Friday 06 November 2020


Open application with selection


Marina Pujol

Dates additional information: 

Please note the course dates have been moved to 2021.


This course will provide an introduction to the technology, analysis workflows, tools and resources for next generation sequencing data analysis. The content will provide insights into how biological knowledge can be derived from genomics experiments and explain different approaches to analysing such data. The main focus of the course will look at the assembly, re-sequencing, and variant calling undertaken during the analysis of higher-eukaryotes, with a particular emphasis on human genetic research.

Practical sessions will allow participants to process training datasets and apply appropriate statistical methods in their analyses. There will be no opportunity to work with your own data during the course.

Please note this event, including dates and location, is subject to change.


This course is aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who are using high-throughput sequencing technologies and bioinformatics methods in their research. The content is most applicable for those working with eukaryotic genomes, human genetics and in rare disease research.

Participants will require a basic knowledge of the Unix command line, the Ubuntu 16 operating system and the R statistical packages. We recommend these free tutorials: