Introduction to bioinformatics using NGS data – Lund, Umeå and Uppsala

February 6, 2023 February 10, 2023

Introduction to bioinformatics using NGS data – Lund, Umeå and Uppsala

February 6 @ 09:00 February 10 @ 17:00 CET

This intense one-week workshop provides an introduction to the analysis of next generation sequencing data. The workshop is open to PhD students, post-docs, and other researchers affiliated to Swedish academia and healthcare. It is organised by the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) and National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI).

Important dates

Application opens: 21-Nov-2022
Application closes: 31-Dec-2022
Information to accepted students will be sent:  Week 2, 2023


This workshop runs in parallel on-site in Uppsala, Umeå and Lund. Lectures will be streamed online from our Uppsala site (mainly) to the other classrooms. Several teaching assistants will be present in the Umeå, Lund and Uppsala classrooms all week to help with exercises and questions. When registering you will be asked to select a preferred site.

Trippelrummet (E10:1307-1309)
Entrance C11
Biomedical Centre (BMC) / SciLifeLab / Uppsala University
Husargatan 3
752 37 Uppsala

Universitetsbibioteket plan 3
Umeå University
901 87 Umeå

Sölvegatan 35
Lund University
223 62 Lund

For more detailed information about workshop syllabus, learning outcomes and entry requirements, please visit the workshop website.


Email: edu.intro-ngs
Malin Larsson, Martin Dahlö, Roy Francis

Course fee

This on-site training event costs 2000 SEK invoiced to the participant’s organisation. If you accept a position and do not participate (no-show) you will still be invoiced 2000 SEK. Please note that NBIS cannot invoice individuals.

Course content

Briefly, the workshop covers the followings major topics:

  • Working on the UNIX/LINUX command line
  • Bioinformatic/NGS data formats and QC
  • DNA variant calling workflow essentials
  • RNA sequence analysis workflow essentials

Lectures on the theory of concepts will be paired with practical computational exercises in the Linux environment. The practical exercises will focus on data from the Illumina platform, but we will discuss other sequencing platforms and the advantages and challenges to using their data during the lectures.

Please note that NBIS training events do not provide any formal university credits. Attendees with full attendance and completion of tasks will be issued a certificate of participation indicating topics covered and duration of the workshop. 

Last updated: 2022-12-14

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