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The course participants will learn how to use BioConductor software and Illumina BaseSpace Cloud apps. In the first three days, the course covers various topics using the oneChannelGUI graphical interface. The last day is dedicated to providing the basics to move from the use of the graphical environment to command line. The basics of R scripting will be described and some of the workflows used in the first three days will be dissected and executed using command line approach. All computers for hands-on exercises will be provided along with demo data sets.
This course was developed for biologists as the intended audience, particularly for those already with basic knowledge of massively parallel sequencing (MPS). However, R-coding skills and deep knowledge of statistics are not necessary for attendance.
- Tools for microarray/RNA-seq data analysis
- Experimental design
- Quality control
- Normalisation and data reformatting
- Basic Statistics
- Selecting differentially regulated genes/microRNAs
- Selecting alternative splicing events
- Multiple testing
- Biological interpretation
The students will learn the importance of experimental design in order to ask sensible biological questions, as well as the ability to assess the quality of dataPerform normalisation and reformatting procedures. Also covered will be complete basic statistical tests on next generation sequencing (NGS) data, various problems encountered when analysing data and the basics of R scripting.