Microbial Genomics Workshop

LocationCavendish, Central London

Get hands-on practical experience on next-generation sequencing (NGS) and their applications in clinical microbiology during this one-day workshop in London at the University of Westminster on 25 April 2019. Learn step-by-step how to easily and effectively analyze and manage NGS data generated by modern sequencing technologies. 

The course is aimed at those with an interest in the applications of next-generation sequencing technologies in diagnostic microbiology. 

Courses open for booking
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
25 April 2019 1 day Thursday 9.30am-5pm £160 Book now

Course content 

  • Introduction to NGS and their applications in clinical microbiology (LECTURE)
  • Working with NGS data: Raw sequence data and quality control (COMPUTER LAB)
  • Outbreak investigation using NGS (LECTURE)
  • NGS reads alignment and mapping (COMPUTER LAB)
  • De novo assembly: From raw reads to whole genome (LECTURE & COMPUTER LAB)
  • From assembled genomes to detection of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, monitoring resistance in HIV and HBV, detection of virulence genes, detection of mobile genetic elements (MGEs) such as plasmids, bacteriophages. 

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to: 

  • Understand NGS and its applications in clinical microbiology 
  • Understanding NGS data: Reading raw sequence data and quality control
  • Interpret outbreak investigation using NGS
  • Carry out NGS reads alignment and mapping
  • Identify microbial resistance