Genomics training

 Microbial genomics and bioinformatics training course

NOOR BIOTECH offer a wide range of consultancy services and training courses, which cover clinical microbiology diagnostics, genomics, microbial bioinformatics and basic research.

Our hands on training course in microbial genomics is a unique course specially designed for those with little experience in bioinformatics. The course will provide theoretical and practical sessions for NGS data analysis for microbiologists, and enabled you to make sense of you genomic data for total microbiology solutions. 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 is 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 is held twice a year in Kuala Lumpur and Khartoum. However, the course can tailored according to your needs and can be delivered online or onsite at you institution.

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