A five-day practical workshop concerning exome analysis was carried out as a part of the BASTION project from 30th of July to 4th of August and 13th of August. The workshops took place at the Department of Internal Medicine, Hypertension and Vascular Diseases, Medical University of Warsaw.
The aim of the training was to present the principles of IonTorrent sequencing technology, the methodology and practical approaches to analyze a whole human exome using IonProton – the next generation sequencing platform. The participants analyzed their own samples. Those samples were used in all stages of the training such as the library construction, which is based on genomic DNA hybridization with probes capturing exons – protein coding regions. Workshop included also preparation of enriched, template-positive Ion Sphere Particles, loading the sequencing chip and finally performing sequencing.
Also the interactive classes were conducted, which provided basic information on genome analysis and carried out analysis of data obtained during sequencing.
The workshop was organized by the team of the Laboratory of the Department of Internal Medicine, Hypertension and Vascular Diseases. The workshop was attended by 3 employees of the Medical University of Warsaw and one of the Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.