Trainings and Qualifications

Trainings and Qualifications

Next-generation sequencing is an innovative technology allowing researchers to perform a wide variety of applications and study biological systems at a level never before possible. For those that haven’t yet had an opportunity to work with NGS, we offer a series of training courses introducing the sequencing workflow with emphasis on specific applications such as DNA, RNA, oncology, or microbiology. We also offer qualification trainings to meet your continuing education requirements and to hone your professional development. Trainings can be delivered at an Illumina Solutions Centre or as a virtual offering.

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Content: Overview of complete DNA NGS workflows (sample prep, sequencers and data analysis) with a focus on experimental design and everything that you should consider to be successful in NGS.

Audience: Life scientists who have no or very limited experience with NGS, but who would like to gain an understanding of the technology.

Why should you attend: The aim of this course is to give you a practical understanding of lllumina's sequencing workflow to help you with the successful implementation of NGS in your own lab.

Delivery Method: Virtual Class

Duration: ~ 10 h class delivered over 3 sessions

Class Size: Up to 10 participants

Part Number: 20046837

Pricing: For pricing information please contact us.

Upcoming Classes: 5-7th May 2021 (Language: English) Register

Content: Overview of the complete RNA NGS workflow (sample prep, sequencers and data analysis) with a focus on experimental design and everything that you should consider to be successful in NGS. During this class we will discuss possible applications of RNA NGS, experimental design considerations, Illumina’s sequencing workflow including library prep and instrumentation and data analysis workflow.

Audience: Life scientists who have no or very limited experience with NGS, but who would like to gain an understanding of the technology.

Why should you attend: The aim of this course is to give you a practical understanding of lllumina's sequencing workflow to help you with the successful implementation of NGS in your own lab.

Delivery Method: Virtual Class

Duration: ~ 10 h class delivered over 3 sessions

Class Size: Up to 10 participants

Part Number: 20046837

Pricing: For pricing information please contact us.

Upcoming Classes: 17-19th May 2021 (Language: English) Register

Beginner's Guide to Next-Generation Sequencing

Considering bringing next-generation sequencing to your lab, but unsure where to start? These resources cover key topics in NGS and are designed to help you plan your first experiment.

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Our qualification trainings are focused on providing participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform a specific workflow confidently and self-reliantly upon returning to their own lab. We will teach you not only how to execute the protocol using Illumina best practice and our experience, but also how to evaluate your final output or what to do if things don’t go according to your expectations.

Our training facility is state of the art and the equipment is plentiful so you will have the possibility to practice newly gained knowledge and skills, helping to ensure that your understanding is complete. Courses range from one to multiple days of theoretical and activity based content to help you to catch up with your continuing education requirements and with your professional development.

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All Illumina Solutions Centre, specific trainings have been developed according to City and Guilds (C&G) assurance requirements. C&G Assured is an internationally recognized seal of approval, demonstrating an organization’s investment in high quality training. Assured programmes meet a benchmark standard in design and delivery, planning and management, learner support, quality assurance and evaluation and continuous development.

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Content: The AmpliSeq for Illumina workflow is part of a DNA/RNA-to-variant solution that offers streamlined content, easy-to-perform library preparation, push-button sequencing systems, and simplified data analysis. This 3-day course is a full DNA sample-to-answer training for customers interested in either detection of somatic variants in solid tumor samples (Focus panel) or in detection of biomarkers associated with hematologic malignancies (Myeloid panel). To gain the certificate participants will need to generate libraries meeting Illumina’s quality metrics, set up a run on a benchtop sequencer, evaluate quality of the run and perform secondary data analysis using DNA and RNA Amplicon Apps in BaseSpace™ Sequence Hub (BSSH).

Audience: Life scientists who want to quickly and successfully implement AmpliSeq in their lab or new members of staff from a lab already doing AmpliSeq workflow. No previous knowledge of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) is required.

Objectives:
At the end of the training you will:
- Perform AmpliSeq for Illumina Focus Panel library prep workflow using commercially available DNA/RNA standards
- Sequence your library on one of Illumina’s benchtop sequencers
- Evaluate your sequencing run quality
- Set up analysis of your sequencing run using BSSH and Local Run Manager (LRM)
- Understand data analysis workflow
- Evaluate data analysis output

Duration: 3 days

Class Size: 4-6

Upcoming Classes: TBC

Price: £1320/pp. - PN 20039419

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Content: TruSeq™ PCR-Free workflow is a preferred method of library preparation when unbiased results and optimal quality are paramount. It offers superior coverage of areas that are traditionally difficult to sequence, such as GC-rich regions, promoters, and repetitive content. This 3 day course is focused on preparing, optimizing and troubleshooting TruSeq Whole Genome libraries.

Audience: Lab technicians/new lab members from high throughput labs about to introduce the Whole Genome TruSeq PCR-free workflow into their lab. Users who want to understand every aspect of the protocol.

Objectives:
To achieve certification participants will:
- Perform the TruSeq library prep workflow using commercially available DNA standards
- Carry out library validation and troubleshooting
Upon completion you will receive Illumina’s proficiency certificate proving your competence in performing the TruSeq PCR-Free protocol.

Duration: 3 days

Class Size: 4-6

Upcoming Classes: TBC

Price: £1320/pp. - PN 20039990

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Content: Illumina’s flagship NovaSeq™ 6000 Sequencing System unleashes groundbreaking innovations that leverage our proven technology. Its unparalleled quality and sequencing output make it the system of choice for Whole-Genome sequencing projects. This 2-day training course will focus on operation of NovaSeq: best practice and maintenance, run optimization, monitoring, evaluation and troubleshooting.

Audience: Lab technicians/new lab members from high throughput labs about to introduce Whole-Genome NovaSeq sequencing into their lab. Users who want to understand every aspect of the sequencing run set up, evaluation and optimization.

Objectives:
To achieve certification participants will:
- Demonstrate best practice in setup of a NovaSeq run
- Show proficiency in evaluation of sequencing data using Sequencing Analysis Viewer software
- Understand metrics used for optimization of NovaSeq run set up
- Successfully complete the final quiz
Upon completion you will receive Illumina’s proficiency certificate proving your competence in NovaSeq operation.

Duration: 2 days

Class Size: 4-6

Upcoming Classes: TBC

Price: £880/pp. - PN 20027039

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