BIO 675: RNA Next Generation Sequencing - a practical course
Dr. Lucy Poveda et al / Functional Genomics Center Zurich
Date: 27 - 30 August 2019
max. Participants: 12
Location: Functional Genomics Center Zurich
Credit points: 2.0
Costs : free
Priority: none

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have revolutionized many fields in biology and are changing the practice of medicine. As a joint state-of-the-art research and training facility of the ETH and the University of Zurich, the Functional Genomics Center Zurich (FGCZ) offers a four-day course hands-on practical. The aim is to help students, researchers and medical professionals master fast developing NGS techniques.

The practical consists of a library preparation starting from total RNA, enrichment of polyA RNA and a sequencing run on a bench top sequencer, together with an introduction to the analyses of the resulting data and exercises. The lectures cover NGS technologies, their applications and data analysis principles.

This course is for PhD students accepted to one of the PhD programs of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School. Basic biology and lab techniques knowledge is required. As the places in this course are very limited we give priority to students who are in the beginning of their PhD studies.

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