Next-generation sequencing data analysis training

Biology is increasingly an information science. It is easy to generate high-troughput data, but getting it analyzed is another thing. Not only is the amount of biological data exploding, but so is the variety of different kinds of data as well as the computational methods used to analyze them. Next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis training helps you keep up with the latest tools and best practices in bioinformatics.

The scarcity of professionals comfortable with both data science and biology has led to most life science research teams struggling with getting their data analyzed to its full potential in a timely manner. We have different ways to increase your team’s capacity in an ever more data-intensive environment.

Our data analysis service has a strong consultative and training aspect, involving plenty of communication. Besides getting your data analyzed, we leave your team better prepared for future projects involving next-generation sequencing (NGS) or bioinformatics.

This is how it works:

  • Unless you already have had the data generated, we help in designing your NGS experiments to ensure the measurement platform, sequencing depth, number of samples, time points etc. match your research goals and type and quality of your biological material. Presenting the measurement strategy and discussing the pros and cons of different options gives you an understanding of the various factors contributing to the amount and quality of the data and, importantly, the costs. Planning your next NGS measurements will be easier.
  • After taking a look at your data, we give you our opinion on how to get the most out of it. High-throughput data from a well-planned experiment can be explored to test numerous different hypotheses, opening up avenues of research you didn’t even think of in the first place. Likewise, there is often publicly available data sets that can be used to either augment your data or to annotate the findings. Being aware of the different possible analyses and resources helps in planning your future projects.
  • During the project, we let you know about anything interesting showing up in the data. We are glad to let you be involved in the process of interpreting the first results and planning an optimal way to present the story that emerges from the data. Having a bioinformatician and biologist discuss the first findings and draw the conclusions is typically the most fruitful phase of a genomics project. In our experience, it is also the best way for a biologist to take the first steps in learning bioinformatics.

  • After concluding the planned analyses, we take time to present and discuss the results with you to make sure you understand what we did and know how to interpret the results.

  • We can also provide your team a custom tutorial along with helpful programming scripts, If you wish to repeat the same analyses yourself. For a researcher with some basic knowledge of programming and statistics this is an easy expert-guided way to start analyzing one's own data.

If you wish to increase your team's bioinformatics capacities through next generation sequencing data analysis training, contact us and we will find a solution tailored to your needs!

If you are a bioinformatician — aspiring or seasoned — interested in developing your skills in a team of diverse professionals, please take a look at our job openings.

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Bioinformatics skills have become essential in biological research – let us help you getting up to speed with tools of the trade!

Kaisa-Leena Aho
Kaisa-Leena Aho Project Manager Genevia Technologies Oy

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