Registration is now closed. Results will be announced by email, by the 7th of October

Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis

Organising Committee


15-16 November 2018


West University, Timișoara, Romania


RSBI (@RoBioinfo), Politehnica University of Timișoara, and West University Timișoara


A registration fee of 40 euros is required from academia participants to cover meals and dinner. Bursaries are available (up to 10 places; with 50% reduction or full fee exemption), and are awarded on merit and motivation. Mention in the registration form if you intend to apply for it.

Industry participants registration fee is 140 euros.

Registration is now closed. Results will be announced by email, by the 7th of October


A fundamental understanding of Molecular Biology and basic knowledge of Statistics, Unix command line, R and/or Python are assumed. Suggested resources:


The list of confirmed speakers and trainers is:

  • Viorica Chelban (University College London, Institute of Neurology, UK)
  • Hugues Richard (Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France)
  • Petr Daněček (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)
  • Valeriu Ohan (Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK)
  • Aleksandra Świercz (University of Technology, Poznan, Poland)
  • Bogdan Mirăuță (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK)


Day 1 (DNA Sequencing)

Time Subject Trainer/Speaker
9:00 – 9:30 Introduction to NGS Hugues Richard
9:30  – 10:00 (Theory) File formats, QC Petr Daněček
10:00 – 10:30 (Hands-on) File formats, QC Petr Daněček, Valeriu Ohan
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 (Theory) Alignment
Petr Daněček
11:30 – 12:00 (Hand-on) Alignment Petr Daněček, Valeriu Ohan
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 (Theory + Hand-on) Variant Calling Petr Daněček, Valeriu Ohan
14:00 – 14:30 Talk Viorica Chelban
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30 (Theory + Hand-on) Genome Assembly Aleksandra Świercz
16:30 – 17:00 Talk: The pros and cons of writing code for academic research Valeriu Ohan
18:30 Dinner


Day 2: RNA Sequencing

Time Subject Trainer/Speaker
9:30 – 12:00 RNA-Seq: QC, Mapping and Differential Expression Analysis. Hugues Richard
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Talk: RNA-Seq, CLIP-Seq and Alternative splicing Hugues Richard
13:30 – 14:00 Talk: Single-cell RNA sequencing Bogdan Mirăuță
14:00 – 14:30 Coffee break
14:30 – 14:50 Talk: Sequencing with long read technologies (Oxford Nanopore and Pacific Biosciences)
Aleksandra Świercz
14:50 – 15:10 Talk: New kids on the block: 10x Genomics, Dovetail Genomics, Optical maps  Petr Daněček
15:20 – 15:50  Coffee break
15:50 – 16:30  Panel Discussion  All speakers and trainers

Organising committee

  • Monica Abrudan (Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK)
  • Irina Armean (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK)
  • Bogdan Mirauță (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK)
  • Daniela Zaharie  (West University, Timișoara, Romania)
  • Cristian Zimbru (Politehnica University, Timișoara, Romania)


EURO Working Group on the Operational Research in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine (EWG CBBM)

Research Institute e-Austria, Timisoara, Romania


For any queries, please contact us.

Cover photo by: padurariu adrian 1, CC BY 3.0