OmicsLogic: Genomic Data Analysis is an online bioinformatics training program that will provide an in-depth overview of concepts and analytical tools used to study genomic variation. Each week, participants will meet online to discuss various aspects of NGS data processing, genomic data analysis, and interpretation. After the first introductory lectures, participants will have the opportunity to get guidance and work on curated datasets or develop independent projects that leverage the tools and concepts covered in this program.
- Introduction to exploratory analysis in R and python
- Hands on work with genomics (alignment, characterization of mutations, haplotypes, relationship between sequence and structure, evolution)
- Structural Biology: Lecture on MD, docking and ligand-target interaction
OmicsLogic: Genomic Data Analysis is a program developed in collaboration with Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Ghana’s leading biomedical research institute at the University of Ghana.
The program is designed to introduce students, clinicians and researchers to the role and the applications of Genomic Data Analysis to study genomic variation and apply genomics in translational sciences to improve diagnostic accuracy, predict which drugs are likely to be effective in patients, and contribute to the monitoring, treatment and control of infectious disease in individuals and populations.
- EBOLA: Deadly mutations! : Mutation Frequency in the Ebola Virus Genomes collected during the the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa (2014-2015)
- Tuberculosis Infection and Treatment: Finding Drug Resistance Variants Linking Drug resistance and variants in Tuberculosis mycobacterium
- Enterovirus D68 and Acute Flaccid Myelitis in children
- Origins and Pathogenesis of the Novel CoronaVirus: To study evolutionary relationships between viral genomes and help interpret genomic variability in SARS-COV-2.
- Contamination of Biologics production: Identification of a Novel Rhabdovirus in Spodoptera frugiperda Cell Lines
- Malaria Data Driven Bioinformatics Projects
Driven by the availability of vast amounts of genome sequence data from Plasmodium species strains, relevant human populations of different ethnicities, and mosquito vectors, researchers can consider any biological component of the malarial process in isolation or in the interactive setting that is infection. In particular, considerable progress has been made in the area of population genomics, with Plasmodium falciparum serving as a highly relevant model. https://edu.t-bio.info/blog/2021/02/05/malaria-application-of-ngs-datasets-bioinformatics-resources/
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Topic and Activity Overview for in-depth training:
This unique omicslogic genomics program is divided into several components providing an interactive learning experience focusing on the “logic” of the analysis applying to real world research.
Introduction to exploratory analysis in R and python Hands on work with genomics (alignment, characterization of mutations, haplotypes, relationship between sequence and structure, evolution) Structural Biology: Lecture on MD, docking and ligand-target interaction OmicsLogic: Genomic Data Analysis is a program developed in collaboration with Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Ghana’s leading biomedical research institute at the University of Ghana.
NMIMR Infectious Diseases Research group
One of the major focuses of this program is to support ongoing research projects, which are spearheaded by Dr. Anita Ghansah & Dr. group at Noguchi and her collaborators having a long history of research in Ghana and other countries in sub-Saharan africa to track, monitor, diagnose and study the spread of drug-resistant malaria as well as identify novel approaches for vaccine design as well as the interaction between malaria host, vectors and pathogen to help conduct such research, bioinformatics offers tools, data repositories, and analysis techniques that we are covering in this training program.
Proposed Group Projects
The program is designed to be focused on project based training helping our collaborators and participant design, conduct and complete bioinformatics research projects driven by biomedical data discovery. As a part of ongoing collaborations, this program will focus on working on proposed projects with some of the imminent researchers from NMIMR.
If you are interested to join some of these ongoing projects, please reach out to our team for program registration (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registration for the program
The program will be led by Omics Logic mentors who have considerable expertise with virology, immunology and bioinformatics. A group of research participants from the University of Ghana will be led by their Principal Investigator: Dr. Anita Ghansah (email@example.com) and Dr. Bright Abu. and other researchers from the Noguchi Memorial Research Institute and Rhodes University (SA).
The program is open for registration now and interested students/ participants / faculty can register using : https://genomics.omicslogic.com/
The participants of the program will get access to asynchronous courses, coding platform, Omicslogic projects, live sessions and access to T-Bioinfo server as pat of the program once completing registration.
For scholarship request, please fill up the form here – https://edu.tbioinfo.com/scholarship-2021
The scholarships we offer are designed to help motivated, talented and promising students to benefit from special training and research opportunities. The criteria for approval include a reasonable need, indication of extra effort that the participant is willing to put into the program and time commitment needed to go beyond the regular training.
This will likely include keeping a regular record of topics covered, detailed “lab journal” entry and participation in student-facing presentations about the learned topics. Here is an example of what such presentations might include: https://youtu.be/eV1mNlbTwqs
For any questions about the program and its resources, please reach out to – firstname.lastname@example.org