Webinar Series: Benchtop Sequencing Data Analysis

We are hosting an online seminar series on the alignment and analysis of genomics data from “benchtop” sequencers, i.e. MiSeq and Ion Torrent. Our webinar panelists will give a tour of various bioinformatics functions in Avadis NGS that will enable researchers and clinicians to derive biological insights from their benchtop sequencing data. Webinar attendees are welcome to pose questions to our panelists and get real-time feedback and answers!

Seminar #1: MiSeq Data Analysis

MiSeq Data Region Clustering Using Avadis NGS
Clustering amplicon regions based on average coverage

Avadis NGS 1.3 provides special support for analyzing data generated by MiSeq™ sequencers. In this webinar, we will describe how the data in a MiSeq generated “run folder” is automatically loaded into the Avadis NGS software during small RNA alignment and DNA variant analysis. This is especially helpful in processing the large number of files generated when the TruSeq™ Amplicon Kits are used. We will describe how to use the Quality Control steps in Avadis NGS to check if the amplicons have sufficient coverage in all the samples. Regions with unexpected coverages can easily be identified using the new region list clustering feature. Webinar attendees will learn how to use the “Find Significant SNPs” feature to quickly identify high-confidence SNPs present in a majority of the samples, rare variants, etc.

22nd February, 2012 – 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (Americas)
23rd February, 2012 – 11:00 AM Central European Time (Europe/Asia)
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Seminar #2: Ion Torrent Data Analysis

Ion Torrent Data Base Quality Distribution Plot Using Avadis NGS
Base quality distribution by position in read

Avadis NGS 1.3 includes a new aligner – COBWeb – that is fully capable of aligning the long, variable-length reads generated by Ion Torrent sequencers. In this webinar, we will show the pre-alignment QC plots and illustrate how they can be used to set appropriate alignment parameters for aligning Ion Torrent reads. For users who choose to import the BAM format files generated by the Ion Torrent Server, we will describe the steps needed for importing amplicon sequencing data into Avadis NGS. Users of the Ion AmpliSeq™ Cancer Panel will learn how to easily import the targeted mutation list and verify the genotype call at the mutation sites. We will also show the new “Find Significant SNPs” feature which helps quickly identify high-confidence SNPs present in a majority of the samples, rare variants, etc.

29th February, 2012 – 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (Americas)
1st March, 2012 – 11:00 AM Central European Time (Europe/Asia)
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Note: All webinars will be hosted on WebEx – please be sure to logon a few minutes before the meeting starts, in case you need to download any software updates in order to join the online meeting.