Introduction to Microbial Genomics Course

The course provide theoretical and practical sessions for NGS data analysis for microbiologists. The course will focus on hands on training on NGS data analysis for total microbiology solutions.

Course overview

This course provide an introduction to microbial genomics. The content is intended to provide a basic hands-on training on data analysis, tools and resources for microbial bioinformatics and metagenomics. The course will highlight key web-based resources, approaches and methodologies for DNA sequence data analysis for microbial genomics.

This course will help you in:

Understanding the bioinformatics language

Analyzing your data by yourself

Designing you own NGS experiment

Understanding bioinformatics reports


There are no special preparation needed for this course other than familiarity with general biological concepts and interest in learning analysis of DNA sequence data for microbial genomics. Our course is not designed for bioinformatics experts and does not require advance bioinformatics experience such as Perl programming or Unix commands.

Who are expected to attend?

Microbiologist, faculty, post docs, graduate students, research staff, and industry researchers interested in microbial genomics.

Course format

Topics will be delivered using a mixture of mini lectures (20%), practical sessions (50%) and open discussions (30%).  Practical work during the course will use small example datasets, but it’s possible to work in your personal data.

Participants need to use their own laptops, running Windows operation system. Minimum required RAM is 2 G.  Be sure you have Chrome and Firefox, and a recent version of Java installed.

The major topics to be covered will include:

Introduction and applications of DNA sequencing technologies

DNA sequencing: experiment setup and study design

Working with DNA sequence data: Quality control and Fastq manipulation

Sequence assembly and mapping

Biomedical and genomic information resources (NCBI and EBI tools)

Sequence based identification and metagenomics

Genomics-based microbial identification

Prediction of antibiotics resistant mechanisms

Genotyping (Multi Locus Sequence Typing and SNPs phylogeny)


Course duration:

Three days (18 training hours)


When and Where:

This course organized two times every year. Contact us for more information and registration.


Registration Info

Attendance is limited to 20 participants in order to foster an effective learning environment and ensure sufficient one-on-one attention. All registration is “first-come, first-served.”

The registration fee is $1,500 for academic or non-profit participants and $2,000 for other participants.

Registration fees include lunch and two coffee breaks (each day), but do not include dinner, accommodation or travel cost.

We accept bank transfer or PayPal payment. Payment information will be available upon completion of registration.


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