Next generation sequencing data analysis training

Biology is increasingly an information science. It is easy to generate high-throughput data, but getting it analyzed is another thing. We can help you with NGS data analysis training tailored for your team.

Next generation sequencing data analysis training helps you keep up with the latest tools and best practices in bioinformatics. Not only is the amount of biological data exploding, but so is the variety of different kinds of data as well as the computational methods used to analyze them.

The scarcity of professionals comfortable with both data science and biology has led to most life science research teams struggling with getting their data analyzed to its full potential in a timely manner. Our NGS data analysis training service is designed to enhance your team’s capacity in an ever more data-intensive environment.

Our next generation sequencing data analysis service has a strong consultative and training aspect, involving plenty of communication. Besides getting your data analyzed, we leave your team better prepared for future projects involving next-generation sequencing or bioinformatics.

If you have researchers in your team who have some background in computational analysis, we can provide them NGS data analysis training to guide and support them in a bioinformatics project to ensure the analyses are up to the standards of high-impact publications.

Bioinformatics skills have become essential in biological research – let us help you getting up to speed with tools of the trade!

Kaisa-Leena Aho
Kaisa-Leena Aho Project Manager Genevia Technologies Oy

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NGS data analysis training

Read more about our NGS data analysis training below:

  • 1) Starting a project We design an NGS data analysis training package to match your bioinformatics needs
    • We start by discussing your bioinformatics needs to design a service package optimally combining NGS data analysis training, consulting and bioinformatics support. The training package is customized to your team's background and needs. Depending on the computational experience of your team members, the project may involve us running the analyses on your data and then helping your team replicate the analysis, or it could involve your team members doing the actual analysis under our guidance.

      If you also need to generate NGS data, we can help in designing the NGS experiments to ensure the measurement platform, sequencing depth, number of samples, time points etc. match your research goals and type and quality of your biological material. Presenting a measurement strategy and discussing the pros and cons of different options gives you an understanding of the various factors contributing to the amount and quality of the data and, importantly, the costs. Planning your next NGS measurements will be easier.

  • 2) Taking a look at the data We want to make sure you get the most out of your data
    • An NGS data analysis training project involves analyzing either your own NGS data or publicly available datasets.

      High-throughput data from a well-planned experiment can be explored to test numerous different hypotheses, opening up avenues of research you didn’t even think of in the first place. Likewise, there is often publicly available datasets that can be used to either augment your data or to annotate the findings. Being aware of the different possible analyses and resources helps in planning your future projects.

      After taking a look at the data, we can suggest applicable analyses and computational tools, and either start by analyzing the data ourselves or providing NGS data analysis in a consultative manner training for your team.

  • 3) Getting the data analyzed Learn to use the best-practice tools and to visualize the results
    • In projects in which we analyze the data, we want to let you be involved in the process of interpreting the first results and planning an optimal way to present the story that emerges from the data. If you are the one doing the analysis, we like to have regular teleconferences to discuss the progress and suggest further steps and tools. Our NGS data analysis training typically includes providing helpful analysis scripts and tutorials customized to your data and research questions.

      Having a bioinformatician and biologist discuss the first findings and draw the conclusions is typically the most fruitful phase of a genomics project. In our experience, it is also the best way for a biologist to take the first steps in understanding bioinformatics.

  • 4) Interpreting the results We discuss the results with you to make sure you understand the outcome and know how to draw the biological conclusions
    • At the end of the project, we take a look at the results together and help you in drawing the biological conclusions. We can suggest further analyses or public domain datasets to use. We can wrap up the project as a customized bioinformatics pipeline or tutorial to enable your team to analyze your future datasets, whichever suits your needs better.