Applications are now open for our 2015 “Bioinformatics approaches for Next Generation Sequencing analysis” school

Application deadline: 16th October, 2015 (11:59 p.m. CET) APPLY HERE

The course will take place over 6 days from November 30th until December 5th, 2015, at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya. The aim of the course is to introduce a range of bioinformatics analysis techniques for dealing with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, including programming and analysis best practices, as well as tools for data visualisation and analysis.

African research scientists from any country in sub-Saharan Africa who hold a Master’s or PhD degree, or who are currently enrolled for a Master’s or PhD degree, with an interest in bioinformatics, are encouraged to apply for this school.

During the course, morning lectures will cover the theory of experimental design, different sequencing datasets and how to deal with them, as well as a range of applications of NGS technology. Afternoons will focus on programming practicals where we will build up the students’ skills in using R and Unix to undertake bioinformatics analysis. Students will also get to work in small groups with instructors to undertake a specialised project and get hands on analysis time.

Organizers: Dr Jelena Aleksic, TReND in Africa and Dr Ben Kulohoma, icipe, Kenya

For more information, please check out website or the course page.