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Training course in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Bioinformatics, Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 January- 1 February 2019

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           Miss.Rayan Ali (First row, Second from the left), at the training course

 

As part of her PhD training, Miss Rayan Ali, a PhD student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School who is based at the Mycetoma Research Centre (MRC), had attended a training course in the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This training program was organized by Wellcome Genome Campus (WGC), UK and held in University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa as part of their WGC advanced overseas courses. The course targeted PhD students working on genetics of both infectious and non-infectious diseases using one of NGS technologies such as Whole Genome/Exome Sequencing, RNA-seq and Chip-seq. It provided hands-on introduction to bioinformatic analysis of NGS data allowing us to be able to carry out some of the most common types of analyses performed for NGS.
This training helps in capacity building as Miss Rayan’s plan in the future is to establish a bioinformatics group at the MRC to have the ability to analyse the NGS data that will be generated through researches carried out at the centre.