Introductory course to Next Generation Sequencing data analysis, 2023


Campus Middelheim, room G.006
Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerp

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Are you new in the field of NGS data analysis? And you don’t know where to start? Or you already have some experience but would like to expand your knowledge? 

This introductory course (12th-20th of September, 9:00h-17:00h) will set you up to start exploring your data.


Introductory course to Next-Generation Sequencing data analysis

The 2023 edition, presented by Biomina, the University of Antwerp, Center of Medical Genetics and the Flemish Government.


This year the course is organized in three modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Unix/linux, Python (snakemake) and R for bioinformatics, 12-13 September This module will teach you the basics of working with Unix/linux, setting up pipelines through snakemake and how to manipulate and visualize your data with R/Rstudio.

Module 2: Introduction to Next-Generation sequencing data analysis and variant discovery, 14-15 September This module will introduce the various steps that need to be performed on sequencing data, from pre- to post-processing. Additionally, this module will teach you how to call variants on your processed data, and how to further analyse these variants.  

Module 3: Introduction to Bulk RNAseq and single cell RNAseq analysis, 19-20 September This module focusses on the analysis of RNAseq data from pre to post processing of the sequencing data. Additionally, you will be introduced to the analysis of Bulk RNAseq data and single cell RNAseq data. 

The course will be taught in person at Middelheim Campus, room M.G.006, and participants are expected to bring their own laptops (data will be provided)

You can choose whether you would like to attend one, two or all modules. Please be aware that if you sign up for module 2 and/or 3 we expect that you know how to connect to a cluster and that you know how to work with Unix/linux and R/Rstudio. 

We only have a limited number of seats available per module. These will be assigned on a first come, first served basis, with priority to those who would like to attend the full course. If you have not been accepted directly, you are placed on a waiting list.  

If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form, before the 1st of September.

More details on the program will be communicated to the participants

Please be aware that participation is prioritized for participants from the University of Antwerp, Institute of Tropical Medicine or University Hospital Antwerp.

For additional information or questions please contact biomina[at] 

Department of Economy, Science and Innovation