Introduction to the analysis of NGS data

Introduction to the analysis of NGS data

basic bioinformatics


Start date:

06 September 2019

06 September 2019

General context

This training is an introduction to 'Hands on introduction to ChIP-Seq analysis', Hands-on introduction to NGS variant analysis', and 'RNA-Seq analysis for differential expression'. If you want to follow one of these trainings but you have no experience with NGS data you should follow this introduction. 


This training is an introduction to a series of trainings on the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. This training is intended for newbies to the field and will teach them all background knowledge required to successfully complete the advanced NGS analysis trainings. To this end the training will give an overview of:
- The Illumina platform
- NGS data formats and file handling
- Quality control of NGS data
- Assembly and mapping of NGS data
- Supporting IT: Galaxy and GenePattern platform

Course materials
Extra information
  • This course is free for VIB participants
  • Registration fee for non-VIB academics is 50 euro.
  • Registration fee for industry is 300 euro.
  • Note that upon no show without valid justification you will be blacklisted for the VIB training program for 1 year. Click here for more information.



The Illumina platform, applications  and data formats
Checking the quality of your data using FASTQC + exercise


Quality control + exercise
Mapping + exercise
Visualization of mapping results + exercise
Checking the quality of the mapping + exercise

Practical info

Location & Venue
Park Inn by Radisson Leuven

Martelarenlaan 36
3010 Leuven

Public transport
Park Inn by Radisson Leuven
Public transport

The hotel is located 300m from Leuven Central Station. The hotel connects to Leuven Central Station by a pedestrian bridge.

Route description
Park Inn by Radisson Leuven

Park Inn hotel has no own parking. It is possible to park underground in P1-Parking Station Leuven, Martelarenlaan 4, 3010 Leuven.

Venue contact
Park Inn by Radisson Leuven
Location contact

+32 16 61 66 02