790382 High throughput sequencing and genome analysis

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Himmelbauer, Heinz
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has transformed the way how research is done in biotechnology and life sciences in general. This course will provide students with an introduction to the different topics that can be addressed using high-throughput sequencing. Another focus will be the structure and function of genomes, including the methods used to study these aspects. The LVA will highlight the concepts behind genome analysis as well as experimental and bioinformatic strategies used for studying the genome and its function.

Previous knowledge expected

Master and PhD students of biotechnology or related subjects.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students will get familiar with the plethora of applications of NGS technologies, and will get to know the experimental basics of NGS sequencing as well as the challenges imposed by the analysis of NGS data. The seminar will cover original work in the field; the students will acquire competence to present scientific work.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.