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This course will cover the topic of Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of bacterial genomes which is becoming more and more relevant for the medical sector. WGS technology and applications are high on international political agenda, as the classical methods are being replaced by WGS technology and therefore bioinformatic tools are extremely important for allowing the people working in this sector to be able to analyze the data and obtain results that can be interpreted and used for different purposes. The course will give the learners a basis to understand and be acquainted with WGS applications in surveillance of bacteria including species identification, typing and characterization of antimicrobial resistance and virulence traits as well as plasmid characterization. It will also give the opportunity to learners to learn about online tools and what they can be used for through demonstrations on how to use some of these tools and exercises to be solved by learners with use of freely available WGS analysis tools . By the end of this course you should be able to: 1. Describe the general Principles in typing of Bacteria 2. Give examples of the applications of Whole Genome Sequencing to Surveillance of bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance 3. Apply genomic tools for sub-typing and surveillance 4. Define the concept of Next-Generation Sequencing and describe the sequencing data from NGS 5. Describe how to do de novo assembly from raw reads to contigs 6. Enumerate the methods behind the tools for species identification, MLST typing and resistance gene detection 7. Apply the tools for species identification, MLST typing and resistance gene detection in real cases of other bacterial and pathogen genomes. 8. Describe the methods behind the tools for Salmonella and E.coli typing, plasmid replicon detection and plasmid typing 9. Utilize the tools for Salmonella and E.coli typing, plasmid replicon detection and plasmid typing in real cases of other bacterial and pathogen genomes. 10. Explain the concept and be able to use the integrated bacterial analysis pipeline for batch analysis and typing of genomic data 11. Demonstrate how to construct phylogenetic tree based on SNPs 12. Apply the phylogenetic tool to construct phylogenetic trees and explain the relatedness of bacterial or pathogen strains 13. Describe how to create your own sequence database 14. Utilize the MyDbFinder tool to detect genetic markers of interest from whole genome sequencing...

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Jul 19, 2020

Thank you very much for this course through which i learnt basic handling of bioinformatics tools and concepts of WGS. This will help me a lot while pursuing my PhD research work in my field.


Jun 9, 2019

Excellent course with a wealth of information about tools and applications of whole genome sequencing. Presented in a very lucid and interesting manner, very crispy and simplified course.

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By Zaharat O K

Sep 10, 2021

My knowledge of Whole Genome Sequencing has been basically from theory classes, but this course offered the opportunity to interpret some results practically.


Jan 13, 2018

A very interesting course. Simple and easy to follow. I learnt so much from the course. It has increased my desire to learn more about bacterial genomics.

By Deleted A

Jun 23, 2019

Very well done. Unfortunately some tools are now partially different or not active (such as batch submission), but it is a nice course.

By Nicole H

Sep 25, 2020

Nice Introduction to the topic with a very practical example in the end that brings together all the things you learn in the course.

By S. M N Z

Jul 21, 2020

Ms. Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon has heavy accent and it's difficult to understand. But enjoyed the whole course. Learned a lot.

By Shyama D

Sep 12, 2020

Very thorough course, easy to follow ,excellent teaching. Thank you so much for putting effort to bring this course to us.

By Ben W

Oct 24, 2017

Very informative course. Some practical exercises don't giive alwys the expected result.

e.g. pMLST of question 9 Quiz 4

By Jorge G

Oct 16, 2019

Un buen curso para aprender a utilizar las herramientas descritas. Gran utilidad de cara al futuro profesional.

By Matthew Y

Mar 3, 2019

Very much enjoyed the course and the practice problems involving Whole Genome Sequencing on the CGE website

By Thripthi S

Jun 20, 2021

A bit more explanation on CSIPhylogeny would have been appreciated. Thank you for this wonderful course!

By Bharti M

Jan 20, 2021

This was really a good course. I have learnt a lot from this course and able to apply to my datasets.

By Mokhtar M E

May 28, 2020

course is good i had learned really but it will be much better when create section after each session

By Kajal K

Aug 17, 2020

The instructor Shinny Ma'am did a wonderful job. it is one of the best courses I have done so far.

By Dyuti P

May 23, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful course. I can clearly say that I am now one step forward to my passion

By Deboleena D

Sep 9, 2020

It was a very nice experience learning through DTU. I want to thank all the professors very much.

By Asif H

Jun 9, 2020

The overall course material was good. But I faced a problem with the accent of the instructors.

By Prateek B

Sep 9, 2020

It was a nice learning experience. Thank you for this informative and interesting course.

By Sharavanakkumar S

Nov 29, 2020

I learned something new, which helps in identifying new tools used in bioinformatics.


Jun 11, 2020

Very useful course but it will be great if tools are explained in little more detail.

By Mahek B

Jun 24, 2020

the software suggested are slightly difficult to use rest the content is good

By Eddie S L L

Nov 5, 2020

I think this course is pretty good. It is very informational and practical.

By Mrithika S

Jul 25, 2020

This course was very useful and simple to learn and understand.

By Ananya S

Nov 7, 2019


By Babacar N

May 27, 2022

Super cours avec beaucoup d informations

Merci infiniment