Pre-Conference Workshops at RNA-Seq 2016

Workshop A:

“Transcriptome Analysis of Pancreatic Cancer Exosomes Reveal Pathways & Biological    Processes Involved in Metastatic Progression” (9:00am-1:00pm, April 26)


Dr. Jamie Hill, Senior Bioinformatics  Scientist, QIAGEN

Dr. Jean-Noel Billaud, Principal Scientist, QIAGEN

Attend this workshop to learn about and discuss the following:

  • Evaluating a biologist approach to streamlining RNA-sequencing alignment and analysis using configured workflows for the fast track to biological interpretation
  • Analyzing exosome gene expression signatures to pinpoint significant genes associated with early detection of pancreatic cancer
  • Identifying differentially expressed isoforms and their association to pancreatic cancer

Workshop B:

“Successfully Utilizing Metatranscriptomics to Advance Progression in Microbiome Disease    Research” (2:00pm-5:00pm, April 26)


Prof. Karsten Zengler, Associate Professor in the Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics at the University of California, San Diego

Attend this workshop to learn about and discuss the following:

  • Harnessing the power of RNA-Seq to provide detailed insight into gene expression signatures in complex microbial communities
  • Developing gold standard microbiome RNA-Seq protocols to aid reproducibility and the verification of microbial influence on disease progression
  • Applying metatranscriptomics to guide drug discovery and development

See the full conference program here:

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