BIO 675: RNA Next Generation Sequencing

Dates 12 - 16 December 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have revolutionized many fields in biology and are changing the practice of medicine. As a joint state-of-the-art research and training facility of the ETH and the University of Zurich, the Functional Genomics Center Zurich (FGCZ) offers a five-day hands-on practical course.


The aim is to help students, researchers and medical professionals master fast developing NGS techniques.

The practical consists of a library preparation starting from total RNA, enrichment of polyA RNA and a sequencing run on a bench top sequencer, together with an introduction to the analyses of the resulting data and exercises. The lectures cover NGS technologies, their applications and data analysis principles.


This course is for PhD students accepted to one of the PhD programs of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School. Basic biology and lab techniques knowledge is required. As the places in this course are very limited we give priority to students who are in the beginning of their PhD studies.

Instructors   Maria Domenica Moccia & team
Location Functional Genomics Center Zurich, UZH Irchel Campus
ECTS 1.0