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Linux commands and Genomics data formats for biologists


Luca Cozzuto Julia Ponomarenko

from the CRG Bioinformatics core facility (office 425, 4th floor of the hospital side)

Materials for the course are available at this website.

Learning objectives

  • Understand common genomics data formats: FASTA, FASTQ, GTF, BED, SAM/BAM.
  • Learn how to create the folder structure for the computational project and navigate it.
  • Learn how to explore, parse and manipulate data files using common Linux commands wget, ls, man, more, wc, zcat, cat, head, tail, grep, cut, sort, uniq, tr.


  • The CRG course “Intro to basic Linux commands”.