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Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics (Remote Classrooms – Africa)

13 April – 10 June 2021

The course is aimed at postdoctoral scientists, senior PhD students, junior faculty members or clinicians/healthcare professionals based in Africa who are actively engaged in or soon to commence research involving next generation sequencing data analysis.

The programme will cover the following topics:

• Intro to Unix/Linux & running workflows
• Introduction to NGS Technologies
• NGS data pre-processing and QC
• Alignment to reference sequences
• Variant calling and annotation
• ChIP-Seq
• RNA-Seq
• Genome assembly

Classroom Hosts

Name of institution:Hosting country:
Botswana Harvard AIDS InstituteBotswana
Nazi BONI UnivrsityBurkina Faso
King Black FoundationCameroon
Bioinformatics & Biostatistics Hub, Biotechnology Center, University of Yaoundé ICameroon
Suez Canal UniverityEgypt
MASRI-Medical Ain Shams Research InstituteEgypt
Zagazig univesity “ECBAG”Egypt
Hawassa UniversityEthiopia
Armauer Hansen Research InstituteEthiopia
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical ResearchGhana
International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)Kenya
Moi UniversityKenya
African Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, Univ of BamakoMali
University Nouakchott al-asriyaMauritania
University of MauritiusMauritius
National School of Applied SciencesMorocco
Institut Pasteur du Maroc (IPM)Morocco
University Mohammed VI of Health SciencesMorocco
Covenant UniversityNigeria
Centre for Advanced Medical Research and Training (CAMRET), Usmanu Danfodiyo University SokotoNigeria
Fountain University OsogboNigeria
National Biotechnology Development AgencyNigeria
University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
University of the Free StateSouth Africa
National University Biomedical Research InstituteSudan
Centre for Bioinforatics & Systems Biology, University of Khartoum (CBSB, UofK)Sudan
IENDSudan
Institut Pasteur de TunisTunisia
African Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Data-Intensive Sciences, Makerere UniversityUganda
Uganda Virus Research InstituteUganda

Priority will be given to applicants who:

1) currently or will soon have NGS experimental data to analyse
2) will utilise the bioinformatics techniques taught in at least two of the modules/topic areas listed in the programme outline in their experiments
3) have a clear plan/opportunity to disseminate the knowledge amongst their peers. We encourage applicants to highlight these areas in their application.

The practical sessions will be taught exclusively through Unix/Linux. Therefore, participants are required to have some previous experience using the Linux operating system. This will be essential for participants to fully benefit from the course. There are numerous online introductory tutorials to the UNIX/Linux operating system and command line, including:

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