Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing and Analysis

Description: Next generation sequencing is revolutionizing the way molecular sciences and biology is performed while providing a population-level understanding of genetic variation in organisms. In this course, you will be introduced to data types in next generation sequencing, analysis methods and best practices to go from raw sequencing data to fully reconstructed genomes. Attendees will also be exposed to variant calling methods to assess genetic variation and the use of parallel methods to scale large analysis on a high-performance computing cluster. Principles in this course can be applied to the other workshops in this stream for genome-wide association analysis and RNA sequencing analysis.

Instructor: Ricardo Harripaul and Rammohan Shukla, CAMH.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Linux, Python (optional).