In a Nutshell:
- Learn the essential computing skills for NGS bioinformatics
- Understand NGS technology, algorithms and data formats
- Use bioinformatics tools for handling sequencing data
- Perform first downstream analyses and find differentially expressed genes

Scope and Topics:
The purpose of this workshop is to get a deeper understanding in 
Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) with a special focus on bioinformatics 
issues. Advantages and disadvantages of current sequencing technologies 
and their implications on data analysis will be discovered. The 
participants will be trained on understanding their own NGS data, 
finding potential problems/errors therein and finally perform their 
first downstream analysis (differential gene expression). In the course 
we will use a real-life RNA-seq dataset from the current market leader 
All workshop attendees will be enabled to perform important first tasks 
of NGS data analysis themselves. The course layout has been adapted to 
the needs of beginners in the field of NGS bioinformatics and allows 
scientists with no or little background in computer science to get a 
first hands-on experience in this new and fast evolving research topic.