Advanced RNA-Seq Course

Date:                  Aug 25-26, 2011
Location:         Amsterdam Medical Centre, Amsterdam
Organizer:       NBIC & LUMC
Contact(s):      Dr. Celia van Gelder
Level:               PhD

NBIC and LUMC will organize a 2-day course on RNA-seq data analysis on August 25 and 26, 2011. The course will be hosted by Antoine van Kampen at the AMC, Amsterdam. The course will consist of seminars and hands-on R practicals and will focus on data preprocessing, quality control, and statistical methods for detection of differential gene expression. It will be an expert course and a follow-up course on the general NBIC NGS data analysis course (which will be given from 5-7 september 2011 in Leiden. Participants for the RNA-seq course should preferably have participated in the general NGS course or otherwise have ample experience with NGS technology. The course is aimed at PhD students and postdocs, but scientific programmers with some background in biology and bioinformatics may also attend.

Course topics:

  • RNA-seq experimental approaches
  • Alignment
  • Statistics for differential gene expression
  • eQTL analysis R packages for RNA-seq data analysis

Confirmed speakers:

Rutger Brouwer, Lude Franke, Jelle Goeman, Philip de Groot, Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen (course coordinator), Antoine van Kampen, Nagesha Rao, Marieke Simonis, Marcel Willemsen, Kai Ye, Erik van Zwet

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