“BMI714: Introduction to Bioinformatics I: NGS – Data, Methods, Analysis, and Implications”

Posted January 20, 2011

Mondays starting January 31, 2011, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 403
Countway Library
Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck Street, Boston

The HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) is pleased to announce new HMS course focused on next generation sequencing (NGS) and whole genome analysis. In this course, participants will learn the soups-to-nuts technical, computational, algorithmic, and biomedical knowledge databases; genetic variant information systems; and ontology and related resources and tools to conduct practical genome-wide analysis, annotation, and interpretation of NGS data. NGS technologies affect nearly every aspect of biomedical sciences and are likely to increase the importance of genetics in medicine. In particular, exome and even whole-genome sequencing will be commonplace, and they will have significant impact on analysis of disease processes and patient treatment.

The course has been developed based on the success of previous lecture series, known as “palavers,” organized by the Laboratory for Personalized Medicine (LPM) at Harvard Medical School.

Detailed course information is available through the LPM website.

If you are interested in participating in this course, contact Katherine Flannery (E-mail).