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FRIGE-ISPAT Analysis and interpretation of NGS data in clinic workshop

This exciting and informative hands-on 1-day workshop is for professionals in clinical, medical and
biomedical genetics who want to learn methodologies for analysis and interpretation of complex
dataset generated by next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies.

Designed for scientists and clinicians, this online workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of
the theory and practical approaches to identifying disease causing variants from NGS data using
publicly available computational tools, databases and pipelines. The workshop will also cover
methods of assessing pathogenecity of a variant in accordance with the ACMG-AMP guidelines.
During the workshop, participants will learn to identify disease causing variants from real-world NGS
data (targeted gene panel and whole exome sequencing).

Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, the workshop will be conducted via an online interactive
platform and will include 3 sessions of 2 hours each, which are as follows:

  1. Introduction to NGS and datasets
  2. Examples of dataset analysis and interpretation
  3. Case illustration and real-time data analysis

Workshop instructor:

Dr. Harsh Sheth is the Head of Advanced Genomic Technologies Division at FRIGE’s Institute of Human
Genetics, Ahmedabad. He has over 8 years of experience in analysis and interpretation of NGS and
other high-throughput technologies data. He has also invented several NGS based technologies which
are currently deployed in healthcare settings and for which he holds an international patent, over 25
publications and 2 book chapters.

Workshop duration: Sunday, 13th February 2022.

Workshop venue: Online platform.

Workshop cost: INR 100 /-

Workshop application portal: To apply for the workshop, please click here.

Workshop application deadline: 31st January 2022, 5pm IST. Only 100 places are available for the workshop and priority will be given on first come first serve basis.

For queries regarding the workshop, contact the workshop co-ordinator Mr. Nrupesh Oza at or +91 (0) 79-26921414/ 1415

Workshop funder: Workshop is funded by the Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission.