Within the course Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
, Tuesday, January 24th, 2016
from 10.30 to 12.00 am in Room D.2.6
, Laura Riva
, Computational Cancer Genomics and System Biology Group, Center for Genomic Science of IIT@SEMM, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Milan, will give the seminar: Studying the genome and the epigenome using next generation sequencing
, whose summary follows here below.
The seminar will introduce the principles behind Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and the bioinformatics challenges connected with the analysis of NGS data. It will introduce several applications of NGS to study the genome and the epigenome, and it will present some recently published data to show how the use of NGS technologies has already had a profound impact on our understanding of cancer genomics. Indeed, NGS data can help us to characterize different tumor samples, in terms of their somatic mutations, transcriptional changes and methylation patterns. It will also explain how the study of cancer genomics can pave the way for precision medicine for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.