NBIK15013U Genome Sequence Analysis
MSc Programme in Biochemistry
MSc Programme in Biology
MSc Programme in Molecular Biomedicine
MSc Programme in Biology-Biotechnology
The course will introduce contemporary methods for analyzing whole genome sequnecing (WGS) data generated by next generation sequencing (NGS) platforms. The theoretical framework for DNA shearing, linker addition, immobilization and solid-phase amplification will be explained. Algorithms for mapping sequence reads onto a reference model genome (yeast) will be covered. Based on authentic biological samples, mutants will be identified by variant calling. Genetic experiments that relate the identified mutants to a biological phenotype will be conducted.
- Next generation sequencing techniques
- Statistics of sequencing coverage
- Methods for mapping of sequencing runs onto a reference genome
- Variant calling algorithms
- Relationship between phenotypic and genotypic segregation
- Design experiment to map mutations by whole genome sequencing
- Analyse, interpret and critically evaluate WGS data
- Map WGS data onto a reference genome
- Identify mutations in an experimental sample by variant calling
- Design genetic experiments to relate identified variants with mutants phenotypes
- The students will be able to critically evaluate results of WGS experiments from different perspectives (molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetics)
Notes, articles, biological material.
- Practical exercises
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Continuous assessmentParticipation in the theoretical and practical exercises and colloquia.
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner
The reexam will be held as an oral exam (30 minutes) with 1 hour preparation time (all aids allowed).
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome.