GenePool: Hands-on Next-Generation-Sequencing workshop based on Genomatix platform

  • When:  Thursday and Friday 13/14 December 2012
  • Location:  Kings Buildlings

The GenePool is hosting a hands-on next-generation sequencing data analysis workshop based around the Genomatix platform on December 13-14, 2012 at the King's Buildings. The workshop will include a general introduction to the Genomatix environment and application-specific sessions using a range of NGS data types, including variant calling, CNV analysis, methylation analysis, differential gene expression analysis, miRNA analysis, and ChIP-seq analysis (see attached programme).

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Till Bachmann joins Mölnlycke Health Care Scotland Ltd as a consultant to aid in fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria

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