Bioinformatics Learning Programs @ GeneSpectrum

The field of Life Sciences is continuously evolving with new tools and techniques coming into the picture. In recent years Bioinformatics has seen exponential growth and has become an essential part of every Biological project. Therefore, having an understanding of various Bioinformatics tools, techniques and methods has also become pretty important to every person working in the Life Sciences domain. With this view in mind, we have developed the Bioinformatics Learning Program @ GeneSpectrum (BLPG).

BLPG provides various learning options for learners to excel in different areas of Bioinformatics. We have training programs ranging from 1 month to 6 months and these programs can be attended online. Participants of BLPG will learn different methods, tools, and techniques of Bioinformatics and will be able to apply these techniques in their research and career. The advanced level of BLPG also covers training programming languages like Python and R. The BLPG provides hands-on training in Bioinformatics and participants apply their learnings to complete a capstone project at the end of the training.

Topics Covered

  • Bioinformatics and Genomics databases
  • Sequence Analysis methods
  • Phylogenetic Analysis
  • Genome Annotation
  • Variant Calling Analysis
  • RNA-Seq Analysis for Differential Gene Expression Profiling
  • Bioinformatics Programming – Linux/Python/R

Program features

  • Detailed discussions on all important topics
  • Demonstration of software usage with relevant examples
  • Online Courses with industry-relevant case study
  • Post training access to reference material
  • Support for technical queries during and after the course
  • Industry-recognized certification

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Genomic data analysis is becoming routine in research and diagnostic labs. Hence, it is important to reskill yourself and understand the important concepts in NGS data analysis. Considering this, we have designed a focused training program to help everyone understand NGS data analysis from scratch. Our training program covers the most important NGS analysis methods required viz. DNASeq and RNASeq. The well-structured modular courses help participants learn all the aspects of NGS data analysis. We have divided the training into 3/6 months and 2/3 modules. Depending on interest, one can choose the duration and module for the training program. 

Module 1: Setting up the base
  • Bioinformatics Databases
  • Sequence Analysis – Pairwise sequence alignment and BLAST
  • Multiple Sequence Alignment
  • Molecular Phylogenetics
  • Gene prediction
  • Python Programming
Module 2: Variant Discovery
  • Linux Essentials
  • Sequencing Technologies and Terminologies
  • NGS Data Analysis workflow
    • Different file formats
    • Tools and their usage on Linux command line
    • Variant Calling workflow
    • Variant annotation and interpretation
  • Pipeline development and hosting on Github
Module 3: Genes to Pathways
  • R programming for Bioinformatics
  • Sequencing Technologies and Terminologies
  • RNA-Seq data analysis workflow
    • Alignment and counting
    • Data normalization and visualization
    • Differential gene expression
    • Gene enrichment and pathway analysis
    • Pipeline development in R environment

Enquiry Form

Our courses are well suited for everyone working in Life Sciences. As such, no prior knowledge of Bioinformatics is required to participate in the program. However, basic understanding of molecular biology and computer systems is required. We have limited seats for this program and we conduct a short interview of the interested participants before enrolment in the course. If you are interested, please fill out this form with the given details and a small write-up on your motivation to join the course. Post completion of 6 month training program, we also offer paid internships to exceptional participants.