Microbial Genomics & Bioinformatics will provide a practical introduction to microbial genomics and bioinformatics. Topics include next-generation sequencing, biological databases, sequence alignment, similarity searches, genome browsers, molecular evolution, disease genetics and proteomics. No previous computing experience is required, but would be helpful. Students will utilize computer-based practical modules and tutorials throughout the course that provide hands-on experience with established bioinformatics tools and approaches. Students will come away with the key concepts that underpin microbial bioinformatics and genomics approaches.