This intermediate-level course provides a thorough overview of the field of next generation sequencing, from its properties and strength and its major applications, to an overview of a typical sequencing workflow.
This intermediate course is aimed at an audience interested in learning more about NGS technology and its applications. While the course does contain an introduction to DNA’s structure and function alongside some of the basic genetic concepts, some previous knowledge in genetics and genomics may be useful to understand the in-depth technological advancements and analysis options that this tool both uses and provides. Overall, the content of this certification encompasses a broad range of topics linked to NGS and explores the current and emerging sequencing technologies alongside their advantages. A step-by-step approach to the NGS workflow and an overview of its varied applications will provide a solid overview to anyone interested in this technology.
Dr. Eléonore Fox
Eléonore is a Ph.D. graduate in Medicine from the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research focussed on respiratory diseases and intensive care. She has recently conducted a clinical research project on COVID-19 to analyse how the virus affects various types of immune cells in human blood. Prior to her completing her Ph.D., Eléonore has worked in cancer research for 4 years, both at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard University and the Rosalind and Goodman Research Center at McGill University. She also has experience of working in a pharmacological company, having worked for the Global Research and Development Department of Pfizer.
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