[sib-courses] Course "NGS bioinformatics quality control and variant annotation for cancer diagnosis", 4 September 2018, Bern

Gregoire Rossier gregoire.rossier at sib.swiss
Thu May 24 15:43:36 CEST 2018

Dear all,

The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, in collaboration with the 
Clinical Pathology Division of the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG) 
is pleased to announce the following course:

    "NGS bioinformatics quality control and variant annotation for
    cancer diagnosis"

that will be held in *Bern* on *4 September 2018*.

Cutting-edge technologies, like next-generation-sequencing (NGS) applied 
to gene panels, combined with the development of targeted therapies are 
now revolutionising clinical practice in oncology. In this context, 
clinical bioinformatics plays a pivotal role, ensuring that NGS data are 
converted into clinically relevant knowledge. While bioinformatics 
analysis pipelines can be automated to some extent, they still require 
human expertise to perform robust quality control and 
annotation/interpretation of somatic variants.

This course aims at deepening the underlying bioinformatics concepts for 
*professionals from clinical labs working on NGS data*, to improve their 
skills for spotting artifacts from NGS data and annotating true somatic 
variants. This interactive course will consist of lectures alternating 
with study cases using a bioinformatics pipeline for cancer diagnosis, 
and group discussions/presentations. Application is open.

Best regards,


Grégoire Rossier

SIB Training Group, Vital-IT
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Quartier Sorge - Bâtiment Génopode
CH 1015 Lausanne - Switzerland
phone +41 (0)21 692.40.78

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