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Precourse preparations

Required competences

Participants should already have a basic knowledge in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques, or have already followed the course NGS - Quality control, Alignment, Visualisation. Knowledge in RNA sequencing is a plus. A basic knowledge of the R statistical software is required. Test your R skills with the quiz here, before registering.


Attendees should have a Wi-Fi enabled computer. An online R and RStudio environment will be provided. However, in case you wish to perform the practical exercises on your own computer, please take a moment to install the following before the course:

  • R version > 4.0.
  • Latest RStudio version, the free version is perfectly fine.
  • The R packages necessary for the course. Find the script to install them here.