Bioinformatics Sequence Analysis (AMC PhD Program)

Information about the course Bioinformatics Sequence Analysis.

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This course aims to introduce participants to sequence analysis approaches and to provide them with hands-on experience in using publicly available tools. Sequence analysis is one of the major topics in bioinformatics. It involves the analysis of single sequences (e.g. for the identification of genes) but also the analysis of large next generation sequencing (NGS) experiments. In this course you will be introduced to basic nucleotide sequence analysis approaches such as sequence alignment. You will also learn to analyze NGS data sets (e.g. from exome sequencing).


    The course runs once a year for a full week (Monday to Friday). It consists of lectures in combination with computer exercises.

      Scheduled dates:

      March 9 thru 13, 2020.


      • Introduction to bioinformatics.
      • Sequencing techniques.
      • (Multiple) sequence alignment.
      • Gene finding.
      • NGS pre-processing.
      • Exome sequence analysis.
      • RNAseq.

      Target Audience:

      AMC PhD candidates involved or interested in the analysis of nucleotide sequence data. Participants are expected to have a general familiarity with computers. Basis knowledge of molecular biology is assumed.


      The course is given in English.


      To qualify for the certificate, a participant must attend all lectures and workshops, and complete all assignments satisfactorily. Attendance is registered.

      Study load:

      30 hours, which is comparable to 1.1 ECTS points.

      Number of participants:

      Maximum 20 per course.


      No charge for registered AMC PhD candidates. Employees of the AMC or AMC Medical Research BV can participate provided slots are available. All other participants are charged a fee of 1,250 euro.

      Course Coordinator:

      Barbera D.C. van Schaik / Dep. of Clinical Epidemiology / Bioinformatics Laboratory / / tel. +31 (0)20 - 566 6885.

      More information:

      From the course coordinator or AMC Graduate School / / room E2-172 / tel. +31 (0)20 - 566 4618.


      AMC Graduate School
      Tel: +31 (0)20 - 566 3108