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Introduction to RNA-seq and functional interpretation

  • 21 - 25 February 2022
  • Online
  • Environmental (Bio)Technology, Environmental Life Sciences

Gain an introduction to the technology, data analysis, tools, and resources used in RNA sequencing and transcriptomics. The content will provide a broad overview of the subject area, and introduce participants to basic analysis of transcriptomics data using the command line. It will also highlight key public data repositories and methodologies that can be used to start the biological interpretation of expression data. Topics will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, practical exercises, and open discussions. Computational work during the course will use small, example data-sets; and there will be no opportunity to analyse personal data.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at life science researchers wanting to learn more about processing RNA-seq data and later downstream analysis. It will help those wanting a basic introduction to handling RNA-seq data, guiding them through several common approaches that can be applied to their own datasets. It features taught and practical sessions that cover how to interpret gene expression data and learn more about the biological significance of certain results.

  • Maximum number of participants is 30
  • Participants will require a basic knowledge of the Unix command line, the Ubuntu 18 operating system, and the R statistical packages.
  • £200
  • 12 November 2021