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Working with Protozoan Parasite Database Resources Virtual Course

October 5 2020 - October 9 2020

This course aims to provide experimental biologists working on protozoan parasites with hands-on experience in genomic-scale data analysis.

The programme will include lecture and practical computational sessions covering the following topics:

  • Visualisation of sequence features and next generation sequencing data using the Artemis genome browser and annotation tool
  • Genome browsing and comparative genomics (ACT and JBrowse/GBrowse)
  • Formulating complex biological queries in computationally accessible form
  • Web-based resources including the GeneDB.org and VEuPathDB.org family of databases
  • Integrating functional genomics data (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ChIP-chip, microarrays, proteomics, etc) with genome sequence data
  • Theoretical aspects of genome re-sequencing
  • Querying genetic diversity on a genome-wide scale
  • Metabolic pathways and pathway and GO enrichment analysis
  • Working with next-generation sequence data (mapping, variant calling, RNA-Seq etc) using both command-line and web-based (Galaxy) methods
  • Introduction to community curation tools

The application deadline for this course is 6th August 2020, please see the Wellcome Genome Campus website for more details.

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.