The adventure through the random forests continues
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!