COST Training school on Next Generation Sequencing

The COST Actions ‘SeqAhead’ opened the registrations for the first COST Training school on Next Generation Sequencing from May 28 through May 31 followed (June 1) by an international COST workshop on “Next Generations Sequencing, what’s next?”.

The COST training school will be organized by three COST Actions: FA0806 (Plant virus control employing RNA-based vaccines: A novel non-transgenic strategy), TD0801 (Statistical challenges on the 1000€ genome sequences in plants) and BM1006 (Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis Network).

The COST training school will cover the following topics:

  • Day 1 Data Storage & Management
  • Day 2 Sequence Assembly
  • Day 3 NGS Data Analysis
  • Day 4 Sequence Annotation

Details of the exact topics to be covered will be published later. The topics will include de novo assembly, mapping, variant calling, RNAseq, and genome annotation.

The training school will end with the participation in the COST workshop on “Next Generation Sequencing, what´s next?”.

Applicants need to send a CV, a letter of motivation and a reference letter by supervisor or Department responsible to:

Dead-line for applications: 15 February 2012.

Students selected (20) for the Action BM1006 (10) for Action FA0806 and (10) for Action TD0801 will receive a grant of 1000€ to support travel and daily allowance and will be notified the 15th of March. 2012. The selection will be made by the respective Action Management Committee, therefore it is compulsory to indicate the Action you are applying to.The COST Training School is free of charge.

For more information contact the chair of the Actions:
BM1006: Erik Bongcam-Rudloff (,
FA0806: Andreas Voloudakis ( ) and
TD0801, Marco Bink (

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