We will introduce the students to Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies & GWAS and the software tools and approaches that are used to work with the data that is generated from NGS instruments.
Analysis of NGS data requires skills with a large number of computational tools and software packages as well as an understanding of the biology behind the analyses. We will introduce the necessary skills and work through the use of a specific set of tools each addressing different needs that contribute to a full analysis pipeline. Students should expect to leave with a better understanding of the skills and tools required as well as practical experience using the software and reviewing the results. This will be a starting point upon which students can further develop these skills working with their own data.