Introduction to RNA-Seq

Event Start Date 14 Aug 2017
Event End Date 15 Aug 2017
Speaker Mihaela Zavolan, Geoffrey Fucile, Andreas Gruber
ECTS 0.50 (given a passed exam)
Fee 100 CHF for academics. Others, please contact us.
Application status Closed
Location Basel, Switzerland

This course is currently over-subscribed. Check back soon for future iterations!

Overview

This two-day course will present the theory and bioinformatics tools required to analyze RNA-seq gene expression data, from the raw data to the biological interpretation. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Quality control
  • Mapping to genomes & transcriptomes
  • Read counting, gene & exons differential expression analysis
  • GO enrichment and pathway analysis

Audience

This course is intended for life scientists or bioinformaticians familiar with "Next Generation Sequencing" who wish to acquire the necessary skills to analyse RNA-seq gene expression data.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course attendees will:

  • Understand advantages and pitfalls of RNA sequencing
  • Be able to design their own experiment
  • Practise the downstream analysis using command line software (QC, mapping, counting, differential expression analysis, pathway analysis, etc)

Prerequisites

Knowledge / competencies: Participants should already have a basic knowledge in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques or already followed the Introduction to NGS course. A basic knowledge of the R statistical software and completion of an introductory course on UNIX (eg UNIX fundamentals) or equivalent knowledge is also required.

Location

University of Basel, Sky Lounge Biozentrum Annex, 13th Floor, Klingelberstrasse 61

Application

The registration fees for academics are 100 CHF. This includes course content material and coffee breaks. Participants from non-academic institutions should contact us before application.

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