BIF807 - Data Driven Approaches to Analysis

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Last revision date 2019-01-17 14:58:34.871
Last review date 2019-01-17 14:58:34.871

Subject Title
Data Driven Approaches to Analysis

Subject Description
The aim of this course is to provide the students with hands-on analysis experience required in the workforce. The students will begin with an introduction to next-generation sequencing data. They will learn how to align this data, run basic quality control metrics and perform standard data analysis including single nucleotide variant calling, copy number aberration analysis, the identification of structural variances and the analysis of RNA-seq data. They will use open source tools that are commonly used in the field. The students will learn how to visualize their data throughout the course and gain experience working on a high performance computer cluster.

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