The adventure through the random forests continues

    Thank you for your interest in our 2020 events: the NGSchool2020 and the NGSymposium!
    Regretfully, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we had to decide to cancel this year events. We are planning to organize both NGSchool and NGSymposium in 2021 when, we hope, we are going to be able to meet safely.
    All registration fees have been reimbursed and the bank transfers should come to you soon or have already come. Thank you very much for your interests in our activity and kind understanding. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions!

    NGSchool Society is, of course, still working (from home!) and in the meantime we are moving some of our activity online. Not being able to organize proper school and symposium, we will host a series of webinars. Details coming soon!

    In recent years genomics has been moving forward at an incredibly fast pace. The Human Genome Project that resulted in sequencing the first human genome cost about $2.7 billion and took 13 years to complete (1990-2003). In stark contrast, today your genome can be sequenced for about $1,000 in just a few days. The biggest genomic projects aim at sequencing hardly believable numbers of 100,000 (100,000 Genomes Project, finished in 2018) or 500,000 (ongoing project of Sanger Institute, samples from UK biobank) genomes. Moreover, thousands of other organisms are sequenced around the world with the NCBI Genome database containing complete sequences of almost 20,000 organisms. Such an unimaginable amount of data can be analysed only with the use of advanced statistical and machine learning methods.

    Taking this rapid development into account, this year NGSchool Society continues its activity online. We are planning a series of webinars on topics related to bioinformatics and biostatistics. For our future participants, we will offer introductory tutorials that will help them to prepare to next NGSchool. We will also ask established researchers to present more advanced topics. Every enthusiast of bioinformatics is invited to join our online events!

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