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Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Virtual Course

October 19 2020 - October 23 2020

This next generation sequencing bioinformatics course aims to equip participants with the essential informatics skills and knowledge required to begin analysing next generation sequencing data and carry out some of the most common types of analysis.

The hands-on programme will cover several aspects of next generation sequencing data analysis, including lectures, discussions and practical computational sessions covering the following:

  • Introduction to NGS technologies
  • Introduction to the unix command line
  • Advanced unix
  • NGS data formats and tools
  • Sequence alignment+QC
  • SNP/indel theory and practical
  • Structural variation theory and practical
  • RNA-seq analysis
  • ChiP-seq analysis
  • Sequencing data visualisation with the Integrated Genomics Viewer (IGV)
  • Accessing public sequencing repositories

The application deadline for this course is 13th August 2020, please see the Wellcome Genome Campus website for more information.

With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.