Centre for Health and Bioinformatics

Centre for Health and Bioinformatics

Command line bioinformatics and high-throughput sequencing analysis

This course is supported by a BBSRC Strategic Training Award for Research Skills. It is therefore offered free of charge to Newcastle University and BBSRC-funded researchers.

Date/Time: 4th - 6th April 2017

Many powerful bioinformatics applications do not come packaged with an easy-to-use graphical user interface. Since many people are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with the command-line interface that is necessary to get such applications to work, they are unable to unlock the full potential of the valuable data they are generating. The aim of this course is to enable scientists with no prior exposure to a command-line interface to get up and running with this kind of work, and provide them with the fundamentals to use any command-line application. We will start from the basics (not assuming any prior knowledge), and will move through popular bioinformatics tools such as BLAST. The second and third days of the course will focus on tools for the analysis of high-throughput (or “next generation”) sequencing data. This course is supported by a BBSRC Strategic Training Award for Research Skills. It is therefore offered free of charge to Newcastle University and BBSRC-funded researchers.

BBSRC Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills