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Fri 16 Oct 2020
09:30 - 17:30

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Facility - Online LIVE Training

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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Analysis of DNA Methylation using Sequencing (ONLINE LIVE TRAINING)

Fri 16 Oct 2020


PLEASE NOTE that until further notice, due to the evolving situation with Coronavirus no courses will be offered as classroom based at the Training Facility. The Bioinformatics Team will be teaching the course live online in conjunction with the presenters.

This course will cover all aspects of the analysis of DNA methylation using sequencing, including primary analysis, mapping and quality control of BS-Seq data, common pitfalls and complications.

It will also include exploratory analysis of methylation, looking at different methods of quantitation, and a variety of ways of looking more widely at the distribution of methylation over the genome. Finally the course will look at statistical methods to predict differential methylation.

The course will be comprised of a mixture of theoretical lectures and practicals covering a range of different software packages.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book or register your interest by linking here.

Target audience
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Please be aware that these courses are only free for University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged a registration fee in some form. Registration fees and further details regarding the charging policy are available here.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Fri 16 Oct 2020   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Facility - Online LIVE Training Simon Andrews,  Felix Krueger
Topics covered

Bioinformatics, Data visualisation, Data handing, Epigenetics


After this course you should be able to:

  • Perform an analysis of methylation data all the way from raw sequencing to the selection of interesting targets
  • Understand BS-Seq theory and quality control
  • Use SeqMonk to visualise and analyse methylation data

During this course you will learn about:

  • The theoretical basis for BS-Seq
  • Processing raw sequencing data with bismark
  • Visualisation and exploration of methylation calls with SeqMonk
  • The theory of differential methylation calling
  • Differential methylation analysis with SeqMonk

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals


Time Topics
9:30 - 10:30 Bisulfite-Seq theory and QC
10:30 - 11:15 Mapping and QC practical
11:15 - 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Visualising and Exploring talk
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch (not provided)
13:30 - 14:00 Methylation tools in SeqMonk
14:00 - 15:30 Visualising and Exploring practical
15:30 - 15:45 Tea/Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:35 Differential methylation talk & practical
16:35 - 17:30 Summary and Wrap-Up
Registration Fees
  • Free for registered University of Cambridge students
  • £ 50/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, temporary visitors (students and researchers) and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • It remains the participant's responsibility to acquire prior approval from the relevant group leader, line manager or budget holder to attend the course. It is requested that people booking only do so with the agreement of the relevant party as costs will be charged back to your Lab Head or Group Supervisor.
  • £ 50/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 100/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here



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