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This hands-on practical workshop is an introduction to next generation sequencing technologies and how they work, providers, common bioinformatics workflows, standardised file types, quality control and an introduction to Galaxy Australia. No prior experience of using Galaxy is required.

Recommended Participants

Biologists, other life scientists and computer scientists planning to work with next-generation sequencing data

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of current next-generation sequencing providers
  • Selecting the most appropriate technology for a specific biology question
  • Understand how to use check file type
  • Import of data into Galaxy and perform Quality Control


  • Brief history of DNA sequencing technologies 
  • Next-generation sequencing providers and how their technology works 
  • Common bioinformatics workflows 
  • Standardised file types
  • Sequence data quality control

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