Prenomics and Genomics Courses at the University of York

The Cloud-SPAN team at the University of York are hosting two workshops for genomics researchers.


The first is an introduction to Genomics and is intended to give researchers the confidence to work with the command line and navigate file systems.

The second workshop takes place over four days and will walk participants through working with genomics data in the cloud, from structuring their data and metadata through to working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to transfer the data from local systems to cloud resources.

Full details of all of the services and training offered by the Cloud-SPAN team can be found at: https://cloud-span.york.ac.uk/train-with-us#genomicscourse

Prenomics - March 8 & 9, 10am-1pm

The team at Cloud-SPAN often find that genomics researchers who are joining their courses and workshops may not always be familiar with the command line interface. This two-part course is designed to fix that by introducing the command line and explaining how to navigate file systems.

If you think this course may be for you, please take the self-assessment quiz.

Genomics in the Cloud - 14, 16, 21 & 23 March, 10am - 1pm

This is a four-part workshop that has been developed to give researchers all of the skills required to work with genomics data in the cloud. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • structure their data and metadata and plan for an NGS project
  • organise and document genomics data and bioinformatics workflows understand what information is needed by a sequencing facility
  • gain practice navigating file systems, creating, copying, moving, and removing files and directories
  • use command-line tools to assess read quality and perform quality control
  • align reads to a reference genome, and identify and visualise sequence variants
  • work with Amazon AWS cloud computing and transfer data between a local computer and cloud resources

To register for this course please visit: https://forms.gle/JEZXRdnWJaQMPByp7

Before registering please ensure that you have all of the knowledge outlined in the Prenomics self-assessment quiz.

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Additional Information

Cloud-SPAN is funded by the UKRI innovation scholars award.

The training courses are intended for people working or intending to work in the UK research and innovation community. Unfortunately, if you are not based in the UK you will not eligible to register.

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