EMBL-EBI on-site course | Introduction to RNA-seq and functional interpretation

EMBL-EBI on-site course | Introduction to RNA-seq and functional interpretation 20 February, 2023 - 24 February, 2023

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK

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Deadline: 06/11/2022
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General Information

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 datasets, and there will be no opportunity to analyse personal data.

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.

Participants will require a basic knowledge of the Unix command line, the Ubuntu 20 operating system, and the R statistical packages.

Deadline for submissions: 6th November 2022

Meeting organisers:




Simon Andrews, Babraham Institute

Helena Cornu, EMBL-EBI
Selene L. Fernández-Valverde, Cinvestav-LANGEBIO
Nancy George, EMBL-EBI
Leanne Haggerty, EMBL-EBI
Vitalii Kleshchevnikov, Sanger Institute
Pedro Madrigal Bayonas, EMBL-EBI
Irene Papatheodorou, EMBL-EBI
Wei Kheng Teh, EMBL-EBI
Krishna Kumar Tiwari, EMBL-EBI