EVENT : C3BI Training – NGS Data Analysis
Leishield – Training Course on Next Generation Sequencing
Organizing Committee & Module coordinators : Fatma Z. Guerfali, Antonio V. Borderia, Marie-Agnès Dillies, Christophe Malabat, from Institut Pasteur Tunis & C3BI
Date : from 30/11/2015 to 04/12/2015
Location : Pacific room – CIS (22), Institut Pasteur, Paris
The primary aim of this course was to provide a basic understanding of the Leishmania genome, NGS technology and analysis tools, and to develop a basic pipeline for the students to start working on their data. This first pipeline will help to standardize all analysis done in the consortium and should facilitate a posterior paper publication. This pipeline will evolve in the context of a collaboration between the Leishield partners and the C3BI, taking into account the difficulties to analyze and interpret the sequence data generated, and the specific needs of each Consortium node. A future Workshop will be organized in June 2016 to tackle all these questions, and to have a follow-up on the analysis.
The secondary aim of this course was to have a first contact between the C3BI and Leishield in order to establish a future collaboration. This course provided to the teachers and students, fertile ground to work together and exchange ideas.
The INDA Hands-on NGS-GWAS course
Upcoming Events : INDA Hands-on NGS-GWAS course. 10 – 19 September, 2015
Date : 10 – 19 September, 2015
Location : Gaston Berger University, Saint-Louis, Senegal
Speakers/Trainers : INDA and IP Dakar
INDA Hands-on NGS-GWAS course
We are happy to announce the International Network for Data Analysis (INDA) Hands-on course in NGS and GWAS. The objective of the course is to provide to each student the knowledge and tools necessary to understand and analyze Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, as well as Genome-wide association studies (GWAS), no matter the dataset they have or where they come from in the RIIP. The course is around two weeks long. First week is devoted to theory sessions that will include the basis of NGS technologies, quality analysis, algorithms for mapping and assembling, different kinds of biological experiments and a strong focus on the corresponding statistical techniques. We will also offer and introduction to GWAS, Genotypic variation and linkage disequilibrium, and SNP array design, with some model cases. The second week is dedicated to practice, in which the students work with their own data in small groups with a mentor that guides them. The practice week is designed so the course is of immediate use to each student. We expect the students to go back to their countries with the necessary knowledge to continue working on their own data. Lastly, this course will also promote interactions through bioinformatics between different Institut Pasteur in the RIIP.
We will only accept candidates coming from the Institut Pasteur International Network , Fiocruz, University of Sao Paulo (USP) and the University Gaston Berger (UGB). International candidates can apply for a travel grant. Candidates must fill and send the application form (here), a short CV (2 pages max) and a letter of support from your head of laboratory or mentor to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See course flyer for more information (here) and syllabus (here). Deadline for the application is July 31st, 2015 at midnight (Paris time).