Skip to main content

What’s ‘Next’ for Next-Generation Sequencing and Functional Genomics

13 May 21

The course will focus on basic technological and methodological topics related to Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, to help you move forward with your genomics and transcriptomics projects.



Whether genomics is a new topic for you or you are already participating in ongoing projects, lectures will provide you with the field. We will further cover a range of genomics applications currently offered by the Functional Genomics Core Facility (FGCF).

You will learn to:

  • Identify different NGS technologies.
  • Understand the specific advantages and disadvantages of each NGS technology.
  • Understand the requirements for sequencing and library preparation that will influence your experimental design.
  • Understand the type of data obtained from an NGS experiment.
  • Anticipate challenges and bottlenecks in your genomics/transcriptomics project.
  • Apply sound practices when designing experiments, analysing data, or interpreting the results.


Speaker: Freddy Monteiro

Functional Genomics Core Facility Manager (FGCF)


Date and Time: Thursday 13 May, 09:30-15:00

Place: Online (Zoom)

Audience: All IRB Barcelona members are welcome (previous registration requested).

Level: Content is adapted to all audiences with a keen interest in genetics, genomics and biotech.





Registration: Fill in the registration form here before 11 May. A confirmation email will be sent to all participants. Participants will receive access details prior to the start of the workshop.

If you are registered to participate and finally cannot attend, please send an e-mail to in order to give others the opportunity.

poster_fgcf.pdf (198.92 KB)


Preliminary Schedule

Seminar hours might change. Stay tuned for updates.


09:30-10:00  Course introduction

10:00-10:45  A brief history of high-throughput sequencing and its applications

10:45-11:00  Break

11:00-12:00  Human whole-genome, whole-exome and targeted sequencing

12:00-12:15  Break

12:15-13:15  Transcriptome and epigenome sequencing

13:15-14:30  Lunch break 

14:30-14:50  Kahoot!: “Archetypal character traits in genomics research”

14:50-15:00  Course wrap up and feedback