Self Paced

Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis Program

Decoding Life: Master the Art of NGS Data Analysis

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Online/ e-LMS
Self Paced
1 Months


The Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis program offers a deep dive into the techniques and technologies used in modern genomics. Over one month, participants will learn about various sequencing platforms, including Illumina, PacBio, and Oxford Nanopore, and how to utilize popular bioinformatics tools and software for data analysis. The course will cover essential topics such as sequencing data quality control, genome assembly, variant calling, and functional annotation.


This program is designed to equip participants with the skills to analyze next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, crucial for advancements in genomics, personalized medicine, and biological research. Through hands-on training and theoretical knowledge, students will learn to manage, analyze, and interpret large datasets to drive discoveries and innovations in the life sciences.

Program Objectives

  • Master the use of bioinformatics tools for NGS data analysis.
  • Understand the principles of sequencing technologies and their applications.
  • Perform quality control, read alignment, and variant analysis.
  • Develop skills in interpreting and reporting genomic data.
  • Prepare for advanced research or professional roles in genomics and biotechnology.

Program Structure

Module 1-

  • Introduction to NGS Technology
  • Overview of NGS data formats
  • Accessing NGS data using SRA tool kit
  • Quality control (FastQC) of reads

Module 2-

  • Processing of raw reads, adapter clipping, quality trimming
  • Read mapping (BWA, BWA-MEM, Bowtie2) to reference sequence
  • Mapping output (SAM/BAM format)
  • Visualization and evaluation of mapping quality
  • Variant Call File Format (VCF)

Module 3-

  • Bacterial whole genome assembly using SPADES
  • Assessment of genome assembly using BUSCO, QUAST
  • Genome Annotation
  • Functional annotation using EGG-NOG mapper

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Undergraduate degree in Genetics, Bioinformatics, Biology, or related fields.
  • Professionals in biomedical, agricultural, or environmental sectors.
  • Individuals with a foundational understanding of molecular biology and an interest in genomics.

Important Dates

Registration Ends

Indian Standard Timing 03:00 PM

Program Dates

2023-06-19 to 2023-06-21
Indian Standard Timing 04:00 PM Onwards

Program Outcomes

  • Comprehensive understanding of NGS technologies and data analysis.
  • Ability to perform independent genomic analysis using advanced tools.
  • Skills in managing and interpreting large genomic datasets.
  • Preparedness for roles in research, clinical settings, or the biotech industry.
  • Enhanced problem-solving and analytical skills in a genomic context.

Fee Structure

Standard Fee:           INR 4,998           USD 110

Discounted Fee:       INR 2499             USD 55





Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

  • Bioinformatician
  • Genomic Data Analyst
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Pharmaceutical R&D Scientist
  • Biotechnology Consultant
  • Academic Researcher in Genomics

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