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Target audience: postgrad  or Bench biologists 

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing

This course focuses on genomic sequencing.
Topics covered:
- The changing landscape of genomics: From Sanger sequencing to Next Generation Sequencing
- Overview of Next Generation Sequencing platforms and their methodology
- Targeted resequencing
- Alignment, variant calling and...

Scientific topics: Rare diseases

Keywords: Rare Diseases & Research

Resource type: e-learning

BLAST and multiple sequence alignment (MSA) programs

The rapid identification of pathogens infecting livestock is essential to appropriately respond to the threat. The number and the variety of pathogen sequenced genomes have been growing more dramatically these recent years, because of the new sequencing technologies. This wealth of...

Keywords: Blast, E learning, Multiple sequence alignment

Resource type: e-learning

Phylogenetics of animal viral pathogens

The vast diversity of the pathogens affecting livestock demands a very specific diagnostic procedure in identification and characterization of each pathogen. In this context, the enormous amount of sequence and genotype data is being generated on animal pathogens, which is further...

Keywords: Animal pathogens, E learning, Phylogenetics

Resource type: e-learning

UNIX Fundamentals

This self-learning tutorial aims to present the UNIX environment and to provide the most basic commands to users with no or very little UNIX knowledge.
The examples are taken from various Biological fields but have been chosen carefully to be easily accessible to a wide audience.
At the end of...

Keywords: Problem based learning, Programming, Unix

Resource type: e-learning

RNA-seq data analysis: from raw reads to differentially expressed genes

This course material introduces the central concepts, analysis steps and file formats in RNA-seq data analysis. It covers the analysis from quality control to differential expression detection, and workflow construction and several data visualizations are also practised. The material consists of...

Scientific topics: Sequencing, RNA, Data architecture, analysis and design, Bioinformatics

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Differential expression, Ngs, Rna seq

Perl 1 Training Course - For Programming Beginners

A set of slides from The Sainsbury Laboratory Perl course for absolute beginners

Keywords: Perl, Programming

Training Bioinformatics in the Cloud

I present the points of view, the challenges and advantages of developing training materials through the cloud.

Keywords: Advanced bioinformatics training, Cloud computing, Training

3-day hands-on NGS workshop

This document is the trainee exercise booklet for a 3 day hands-on Next Generation Sequencing workshop developed by Bioplatforms Australia, CSIRO and EMBL-EBI.  This workshop is aimed at bench biologists, PhD students or early career postdoctoral researchers or those new to the analysis of NGS...

Keywords: NGS, ChIPSeq, De novo genome assembly, RNASeq

Introduction to Multiple Sequence Alignments (MSAs) and Phylogenies

Slides used for teaching an introduction to phylogenies and MSAs in the context of phylogenies for the first day of a two-day course on MSAs at Cambridge University, in the UK, in December 2013. Course taught together with Holger Dinkel and Terri Attwood.

Keywords: Molecular evolution, Multiple sequence alignment, Phylogenetics, Protein sequence analysis, Sequence alignment

Clinical Bioinformatics I - Tutor notes

Clinical Bioinformatics I is a 10 credit module of the new MSc in Clinical Bioinformatics, delivered by Nowgen/NGRL and the University of Manchester in the UK. Clinical Bioinformatics is one of the streams of the NHS Scientific Training Programme (STP). The programme is a mixture of work...

Keywords: Clinical bioinformatics, Genomics, Introduction bioinformatics

Bioinformatics for Mass spectrometry analysis

This tutorial on Bioinformatics for Mass spectrometry analysis was part of a full series of tutorials that I have organised in 2009 while sitting in the Educational Committee of the European Proteomics Association (EuPA). Some information on bioinformatics tools would need to be verified, but the...

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Mass spectrometry, Protein identification

Summarising sets of phylogenies

A presentation given as part of the Basic Evolution Workshop, a trans-African virtual training course (described in this BioEssays article PMID: 21312200; the course wiki is here Introduces concepts of splits, consensus trees, consensus networks, describes...

Keywords: Bootstrap, Consensus trees, Phylogenetic splits, Phylogenetics

Introduction to Multiple Sequence Alignment

An introduction to multiple sequence alignments (MSAs) for bench biologists delivered as part of the EMBL Australia Masterclass on Protein Sequence Analysis . Focuses on describing: the "anatomy" of a sequence alignment; two alternative interpretations of...

Keywords: Multiple sequence analysis, Protein structure, Sequence analysis

Introduction to Bioinformatics

An introduction to bioinformatics for bench biologists delivered as part of the EMBL Australia Masterclass on Protein Sequence Analysis . Focuses on using UniProt to explore different reasons why information inferred by "direct assay" and "prediction" could...

Keywords: Introduction bioinformatics


Extensive teaching experience gained by conducting bioinformatics training courses in Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius (UoM), SriLanka, Sweden, Chile and Zimbabwe showed that it was difficult to successfully teach and demonstrate several bioinformatics resources, due to and often limited by slow Internet...

Keywords: Advanced bioinformatics training, Introduction bioinformatics

An Introduction to Unix, Perl and Python

This  course provides an introduction to Unix, Perl and Python. In addition to lecture material (in the form of slides), there are exercises, answers to the exercises and pointers to addition resources.

Keywords: Perl, Python, Unix

Bioinformatics: Gene-protein-structure-function

This presentation examines the available in silico tools for protein structure and function prediction. It examines the major protein family databases (PROSITE, PRINTS, Pfam, etc.), and explores why tools like PSI-BLAST, while convenient and easy to use, may not always give optimal results. The...

Keywords: Expert systems, Genequiz, Protein family characterisation, Protein family databases, Protein sequence analysis, Psi blast

InterPro: An introduction

This presentation introduces the background to the InterPro database: what it is, where it came from, and what was the vision behind its creation. It examines in particular whether the database has evolved in line with its original vision, and asks whether the resource is still fit for purpose. 

Keywords: Integrated diagnostic tools, Protein family characterisation, Protein sequence analysis

PRINTS: A protein family database with a difference

A presentation designed to introduce the concept of protein family analysis and characterisation using motif-based methods, with a particular focus on protein fingerprinting. Following a general introduction to sequence analysis, and the fingerprint approach, specific examples are given to...

Keywords: Functional diagnosis, Protein family characterisation, Protein sequence analysis