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Live Online Course – 4th Edition

Manipulation of NGS Data for Genomic and Population Genetics Analyses

October 2nd-11th, 2023

Live sessions will be recorded

Manipulation of NGS Data for Genomic and Population Genetics Analyses


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Course Programme

  • Introduction to NGS sequencing platforms.
  • Introduction to basic command lines.
  • Basic raw data manipulations (counting sequences, listing files).
  • Raw data QC & Cleaning.
  • Introduction to TOGGLe, a NGS pipeline framework.
  • Mapping: principle, tools, execution.
  • Mapping: cleaning, data control, realigning, duplicates marking.
  • SNP calling: raw calling, cleaning calling, filtering.
  • VCF manipulations: filtering on MAF, heterozygosity…
  • Impact of SNPs on genes.
  • Population genomics using sNMF.
  • Context-based analyses.
  • Piping large scale analyses for multiple samples using TOGGLe.
  • Testing new tools and different conditions to answer different biological questions.
  • Questions.

Graduate or postgraduate degree in Biomedical or Life Sciences. All participants must bring their own personal laptop with the software Tablet installed.
The use of webcam and headphones is strongly recommended, and access to a good internet connection is necessary.


Francois Sabot instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. François Sabot
Institute of Research for Development

Christine Tranchant-Dubreuil instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Christine Tranchant-Dubreuil
Institute of Research for Development

Dates & Schedule

Online live sessions on 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th, and 11th of October

From 13:00 to 17:00 (Madrid time zone)

Total course hours: 26

20 hours of online live lessons, plus 6 hours of participants working on their own, with tutored exercises.

This course is equivalent to 1 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.

The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.



This course will be delivered live online

This course will be taught using a combination of live (synchronous) sessions on Zoom and tasks to be completed in between live sessions on the Slack platform.

Live sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to participants for a limited period of time. However, attendance to the live sessions is required.


Places are limited to 14 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno Transmitting Science coordinator

Dr. Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Transmitting Science

Haris Saslis coordinator for Transmitting Science

Dr. Haris Saslis
Transmitting Science

Fees & Discounts

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until August 30th, 2023):
  • 546 €
    (436.80 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after August 30th, 2023):
  • 635 €
    (508 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Prices include VAT.
    After registration you will receive confirmation of your acceptance on the course.
    Payment is not required during registration.

We offer discounts on the Course Fee.

Discounts are not cumulative. Participants receive the highest appropriate discount.

We also offer the possibility of paying in two instalments. Please contact us to request this.

Former participants of Transmitting Science courses receive a 5% discount on the Course Fee.

20% discount on the Course Fee is offered to members of certain organisations (Ambassador Institutions). If you wish to apply for this discount, please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later). If you would like your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador Institution, please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com

Unemployed scientists, as well as PhD students without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, can benefit from a 40% discount on the Course Fee. This applies only to participants based in Spain. If you wish to ask for this discount, please contact us. The discount may apply for a maximum of 2 places, which will be covered by strict registration order.