If you are considering adventuring through the realm of bioinformatics and transcriptome analyses but don't know how or where to start, don't panic! We've got your back.
Part 1: Don't panic: A survival guide to RNA-Seq. March 9, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm (EST)
Part 2: Don't panic again: Training for RNA-Seq battles. March 16, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EST)
How does it work?
Part 1 - Theory
March 9, 2021, from 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM (EST)
On this first day, we will provide attendees (that perhaps have no prior training in these sequencing and bioinformatic techniques) a basic guideline to RNA-Seq, from experimental design to data interpretation in the context of the p-value crises.
Part 2 - Practice
March 16, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EST)
We will follow a basic pipeline (from quality control to gene expression analysis) using free software in a Unix-based framework (such as a personal MacBook). Denis will be available 30 min before the event to assist participants in getting ready to follow the exercises in real-time. Attendees may choose to follow the exercises with Denis or simply watch as he moves through the different steps of RNA-Seq on his screen. Click on the button below to download an image with all the materials inside. Click here to learn how to import an appliance in VirtualBox.
Every participant will need a personal computer with about 50 GB of free disk space, at least 4 GB of memory or more, and at least 2 processors/threads. Most personal computers that are younger than six years old should meet the systems requirements. There are no operating system restrictions. Instructions to download and install Oracle's VM VirtualBox and the image with the course material will be available here shortly. Click here to download an image with all the materials inside. Click here to learn how to import an appliance in VirtualBox.
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Watch the recording of the first part of the workshop
March 9, 2021
On this first day, we provided attendees (that perhaps have no prior training in these sequencing and bioinformatic techniques) a basic guideline to RNA-Seq, from experimental design to data interpretation in the context of the p-value crises.
Watch the recording of the second part of the workshop
March 16, 2021
In the second part of this workshop, we took a look at real data using materials from a VirtualBox image created just for you to practice some basic bioinformatic skills.