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Whole Exome and Whole Genome Sequencing Course November 2020 - cancelled

November 30, 2020

As we are sure you are all aware, the COVID-19 associated problems have continued to rise. For this reason, we are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of everyone. On behalf of Prof. Rolfs, I would like to inform you that the upcoming CentoAcademy course for November, 30 until December, 3 has unfortunately been cancelled.


30 Nov – 03 Dec, 2020; Rostock, Germany

Who should attend:

Clinicians, medical doctors, geneticists, genetic counsellors and clinical scientists, who are interested in:

  • Gaining deep insights into Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) workflow from sample via lab to report
  • Benefiting from experiences via intensive lectures and hands-on workshops supervised by our experts
  • Taking the unique opportunity to discuss with our experts and exchange with other colleagues in the field


  • Basic knowledge of molecular genetics and clinical genetics
  • Basic knowledge of clinical variant databases
  • Basic understanding of data filtering

Topics covered

1. Diagnostic Testing at CENTOGENE

  • Overview of diagnostic tests and quality aspects
  • Products, services and technical background for WES and WGS
  • Company lab tour with extended NGS-laboratory part

2. Bioinformatics

  • Lecture: Bioinformatic analysis of WES data as well as WGS data
  • Hands-on analysis of real WES/WGS cases:
    • Alignment, variant calling and functional annotation of variants by using special bioinformatics pipeline for WES and WGS

3. Medical Evaluation & Reporting

  • Indications for WES and WGS and strategies for analyses, comparison of whole genome vs. whole exome sequencing
  • Hands-on analysis of real WES and WGS cases:
    • Filtering and evaluation of variants using databases
    • Interpretation and implication of clinical information

  • Medical interpretation and reporting, considering clinical information and incidental findings

4. Additional Training

  • CentoPortal®
  • HPO terminology
  • Clinical data interpretation

5. Networking at CENTOGENE

  • Expertise sharing with colleagues from different countries
  • Appointments at CENTOGENE upon request, concerning your individual topics

Price: 2,450 EUR

The workshop fee further includes comprehensive workshop materials, catering during workshop, and a dinner. Computers are provided for data analysis. Free Wi-Fi will be available for tablets, PCs and mobile phones.