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General topics in medical bioinformatics, including public databases, bioinformatic data formats, sequence comparison and alignment, and next-generation sequence processing (mapping, de novo assembly). Labs introduce the command line interface, working within the Linux filesystem, and basic concepts in utilizing open source assets, batch processing and the implementation of bioinformatic workflows.
Basics of data analysis and visualization using the R statistical programming language with a main focus on next generation sequencing (NGS) data. Topics include: fundamentals of NGS technologies; data formats and structures of sequencing data; effective analysis of different types of sequencing data (RNAseq, ATAC-seq and ChIP-seq) using R.
Major research project and weekly seminar course for the Honours Specialization in Medical Bioinformatics. Includes: i) theory and practice of research methodology and critical appraisal of research literature, ii) an independent research project supervised by faculty, and iii) preparation of a research proposal and final written research project report.