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Variant Detection Using Galaxy

Learn how to identify and characterise SNP and small indel variants in short-read sequencing data using the Galaxy platform.

Date: 19 May 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue: Online
Contact: QCIF
Booking: Please register via Eventbrite.
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This workshop will cover the concepts of detection small variants, including SNPs and small indels, from next-generation sequencing data. You will use and compare a number of popular variant detection tools, visualise variants using a genome browser, and annotate SNPs for predicted biological effects.

The workshop will all be based in Galaxy, a platform that provides a simple and user-friendly interface to bioinformatics tools.

What should I bring into the event?

This is an online workshop, so you will need to provide your own computer and have access to a reliable internet connection sufficient for video conferencing. A second monitor is highly recommended.

What prior experience do I need?

No prior bioinformatics experience is needed. Participants should be familiar with the concept of high-throughput short read sequencing.

Who should attend?

Biologists and other life scientists planning to work with next-generation sequencing data for small variant detection.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email

What's the cancellation policy?

Cancellations are accepted up to 48h before the start of the workshop. If you do not join on the day without having cancelled beforehand, you may be blocked from attending any future QCIF training workshops.