Genetic Variant Analysis Course

Call for applications by Functional Genomics Centre Zurich (FGCZ) and C-CAMP.

Event Details


It’s all digital!


9-12 March, 2021 1:30-5:00 PM IST


Calling all Genetics-, Bioinformatics- and NGS-enthusiasts!!!

Interested in human genetic variation and interpretation?  Is heritable variations your particular area of interest ? Are you looking forward to expand your repertoire for Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies? Want to whet your current skills and know more about new tools and techniques for NGS analysis?

Explore the four-day course on Genetic variant analysis with hands-on tutorials, a joint online program by the University of Zurich-ETH Zurich Functional Genomics Centre Zurich (FGCZ) and C-CAMP Bangalore. On successful completion of  training,  participants will receive a certificate of participation for the training from FGCZ. 

Who can apply: Masters students, doctoral and post-doctoral fellows actively  engaged in or soon to commence research involving variant analysis of NGS data.  

What will the course cover:  The course starts with the raw reads and covers pre-processing, alignment, variant calling,  several quality-control checkpoints, annotation and impact of variation on protein function and structure. There will also be a preliminary session on somatic variant calling. 


  • Theoretical inputs (lectures) 

  • Hands-on activities for data analysis (computer sessions)

  • Interactive discussions on case studies (group discussions) 

  • Q&A sessions, feedback and discussions with other participants and instructors 

  • Flash presentations by means of whiteboards or slides 


Lucy has extensive experience in the exciting field of genomic technologies’ and their latest developments, particularly with Next Generation Sequencing and Optical Mapping technologies. Since 2009 she is a senior scientist at the Functional Genomics Center Zurich (FGCZ), which is a state-of-the-art research and training facility that belongs to both, the ETH and the University of Zurich. Apart from supporting a wide variety of projects with, for instance, coaching or method development, she additionally teaches and coordinates a range of Omic-technologies hands-on courses. These highly rated courses have been a success in familiarizing the scientific community with the latest high throughput technologies, as participants can implement these into their research and tailor according to their needs. Lucy’s background is in medical microbiology and immunology as she studied Medical Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She then moved into the fields of tissue engineering and molecular inflammatory pathways, during her internship at the AO Foundation in Davos, Switzerland, and subsequent PhD at the University of Zürich and Balgrist University Hospital, Switzerland.
Lucy Poveda
Teaching Coordinator/ Expert Genomics / FGCZ
Weihong is responsible for bioinformatics of next generation sequencing. Her main interest is genome informatics. She gives customized consultation and data analysis support for de novo genome and transcriptome sequencing projects.
Dr. Weihong Qi
ETH Zurich/ Functional Genomics Center Zurich

Requirements: A working computer connection and reliable internet access.  No pre-existing knowledge of Unix nor the command  line environment is required.

Medium of instruction: The course will be entirely taught in English 

Costs: Academia: 1770.00 ₹ incl. GST | Startups: 2478.00 ₹ incl. GST

Participants: The course is limited to 50 participants. Selected applicants will be notified by CCAMP by 1-March-2021.  

Please Note: Confirmation upon payment only. Apply before 28-Feb-2021. 

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