This course provides the knowledge of the current trends in analysing epigenomic, proteomic, and metagenomic data and to demonstrate its principles, challenges, and complexities in bioinformatics.

At a glance

  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost


What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Synthesise information to discuss the key technological development in the acquisition of epigenomic, proteomic and metagenomic data,
  • Explain the mode of operation of the most common analytical techniques and how these relate to the quality of the data acquired,
  • Critically assess current practices and identify the relative strengths and weaknesses of the techniques covered,
  • Discover information using bioinformatics tools and effectively apply the information to biological problems,
  • Participate in scientific discussions regarding the omic technologies and evaluate scientific results.

Core content

  • Introduction of DNA methylation data (Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 and EPIC BeadChips),
  • Quality control, pre-processing, and analysis of DNA methylation data through standard pipeline,
  • Application of bioinformatics on DNA methylation data to assess phenotypic outcomes,
  • Introduction to practical proteomics (qualitative & quantitative),
  • Proteomics repositories (PRIDE, PeptidAtlas, etc),
  • Protein/peptide identification algorithms,
  • Protein structures and molecular modelling,
  • Soil metagenomics: quality control, filtering and assembly to taxonomic classification, clustering, and functional assignment,
  • Analysis of microbial community composition and comparative metagenomics.

Who should attend

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.


Professor Fady Mohareb

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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