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Foundation in Omics

Broaden your core knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies in Genomics and Proteomics and their applications.


About Foundation in Omics

This course will update and inform you of standard molecular technologies, to Omic applications and quality control, at your own pace. The applications of these technologies focus on the utility for research, translational or diagnostic test development endeavours.

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5 hours
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Certificate of completion


  • Foundations of Genomics
  • Sample processing in a BSL II environment
  • Quantitative DNA and RNA detection
  • Array-based RNA expression profiling & DNA genotyping
  • GS foundations, whole-genome, exome and transcriptome sequencing
  • Protein identification and biomarker discovery
  • Bioinformatics
  • Next-Generation Sequencing




Chapter 1: Foundations for Omics

Welcome to the CPGR

20 minutes

Welcome to the Foundation in Omics course! In this module, we will cover the course contents and what you can expect from this course.

GLP principles and quality Management

11 minutes

It's important that an organization or a company has an ISO compliant environment that gives you credibility which means your results are valid and acceptable everywhere in the world. This module covers the importance of a quality management system and the essential elements thereof.

Genomics 101

28 minutes

This module gives a brief overview of all the basics that will carry through the course. We will look at DNA, the polymerase chain reaction, an introduction to sequencing, genes versus genomes, and genotyping.

Effective sample preparation & troubleshooting

7 minutes

The focus is on DNA/RNA extractions and the QC of DNA and RNA samples. Our overview includes specimen collection, specimen delivery and storage as well as nucleic acid isolation methods - automated and manual as well as QC checks.

Introduction to Real time PCR

28 minutes

This module gives insight into the basic principles and chemistries pertinent to Real-Time PCR. The theory is then extended to potential applications thereof. The last part of the module speaks to deigning a project.

Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing

48 minutes

We kick off with a re-cap of the generations of sequencing, discuss Illumina Sequencing by synthesis and look at alternative sequencing approaches: Ion Torrent, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio. We then move on to library preparation and finish off with data analysis.

Next generation Sequencing applications

36 minutes

This module looks at what NGS is and how it can be applied. We look at types of (Illumina) NGS projects and NGS and genomics at CPGR. The module concludes with assistance with project planning.

Diagnostic Applications

10 minutes

This module provides a brief look at what precision medicine is. It covers the role and function of Artisan Biomed and its focus area. We look at how molecular techniques can be utilized to implement a diagnostic test – in this case Implementation of NIPT and then explore future activities.

Introduction to Array Technologies

33 minutes

In this module we look at what microarrays are. Different microarray technologies are discussed including GeneChip arrays and Infinium BeadChip arrays.

Introduction to Proteomics

25 minutes

This module provides a brief introduction and considerations with sample prep. It provides an introduction to LC-MS as well as a discussion on discovery versus targeted methodologies and finally ending up with some considerations that you should take into account when you are planning your proteomics experiments.

Bioinformatics - an introduction to data analysis

41 minutes

This module provides a brief introduction to bioinformatics. We look at what bioinformatics can do for you. Some practical bioinformatics guidance is offered and then we discuss how to get the most from a bioinformatician.