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OMICSS Guide 2021


This guide was the curriculum of OMICS School 2021 and offers the possibility to gain the fundamental knowledge and skills one would need to start their first Bioinformatics project. In the scope of the guide, you will learn about the role of Bioinformatics in life sciences and industry.

Who Is The Guide For?

This guide is designed for biologists or data/computer scientists eager to start their journey in Bioinformatics and Genomics. However, if you do not match these specifications but would still like to discover the fascinating world of science, we encourage you to challenge yourself and complete the guide, as the lack of knowledge in discipline is not a problem.

What Does The Guide Cover?

The guide covers the basics of Molecular Biology, R Programming, Command-line tools, Statistics, Experimental Techniques in Genetics and Genomics, and Sequencing Data Analysis. You can view the full syllabus here.

How to Make the Most of the Guide

The guide is comprised of 8 sections, each corresponding to one week of training. Every section takes an average of 2.5 hours to complete. Feel free to play around and choose the learning path you are most comfortable with.

If you are fluent in a particular module, this guide provides the flexibility to skip to the modules you feel you need more practice in. People with a background in molecular biology, for example, can choose to skip the Molecular Biology modules and focus on the Programming chapters instead, and vice versa.


This guide is certified. In order to access the guide exams and get a certificate of completion, you will need to pay a small fee of 10.000 AMD.

After receiving the payment, we will give you access to the guide exams within two days. If you have any issues, please contact us. Make sure to add the following message to the donation (replace NAME SURNAME with your first and last name):

“OMICSS-2021 Guide Fee from NAME SURNAME”

After you complete the exams, please contact us to receive your certificate and learn about the project opportunities at ABI.


The online resources and the exam questions for this guide are compiled by Maria Nikoghosyan and Siras Hakobyan. The guide is constructed by Alisa Hovsepyan.