Influenza bioanalytics e-learning course

This course aims to enhance knowledge of the basic bioinformatics tools available for analysis of sequencing data and of the interpretation, comparison and analysis of influenza sequence data, with a focus on haemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes.

Upon completion you will understand:

  • Sanger and Next Generation Sequencing data analysis pipelines for HA and NA gene sequences
  • Retrieval of sequences from public databases (GISAID and Genbank)
  • HA and NA gene sequence alignments, mutations and SNP analysis for resistance (BioEdit)
  • Phylogeny software: basic concepts and instructions for phylogenetic analysis (MEGA)
  • Visualisation and annotation of phylogenetic trees

Introduction