Brno, Czech Republic

Next-generation Sequencing: Current Trends

when 14 July 2024 - 27 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 1200

Learn the latest advancements in next-generation sequencing in human health used in research and diagnostics. Brno, home to Gregor Mendel, is the perfect place to further one's education.

Through this program students will learn about metagenomics, transcriptomics, and whole-genome analyses, including the following bioinformatic processing of sequencing data, experimental design, proper sample collection and quality, and statistical analysis.

This course engages both theory and practical lessons where students will learn the skills of preparing sequencing libraries and metagenomic library preparation for the NGS systems, including hands-on bioinformatics analysis. At the end of the course students will have analysed samples of their choice and be able to discover their bacterial composition.

This programme is designed as a part of our Intensive 2 Week Summer School, where multiple courses from a wide variety of Masaryk University study programmes and departments will be offered. These courses will be arranged in an intensive and dynamic form, each working day there will be an academic session. In the afternoon and evenings students come together from across disciplines to enjoy everything Brno has to offer!

In addition to the academics, daily cultural and social programming will be offered, including the option of a one-day excursion to Vienna.

Course leader

Jan Lochman, David Novák

Target group

Students with experience in life sciences and medicine are preferred. Knowledge of biochemistry and/or biology is advantageous, but all participants are welcome.

Course aim

1) Develop a comprehensive understanding of current omics technologies
2) Acquire in-depth theoretical knowledge of the latest trends in genomics
3) Gain practical skills and detailed knowledge in NGS library preparation
4) Acquire practical bioinformatics skills for metagenomics and WGS analysis
5) Develop the ability to understand NGS data and present the results effectively and properly

Fee info

EUR 1200: The cost breakdowns as follows:

- Tuition fees
- Accommodation in Brno (14-27 July)
- Breakfast
- Orientation
- Daily cultural and social activities including welcome and farewell receptions
- Day trip to Vienna
- 24/7 support

Students should budget an additional €200-500 depending on their spending habits for food (lunch, dinner) and other expenses.
EUR 1100: €100 discount for students from partner universities

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