The Focus of the Course
This one week intensive course is intended to give insights into recent advances in statistical and computational aspects of
the design and interpretation of microarray experiments. The topics will include all aspects of the data analysis of microarray
experiments for transcript profiling and ChIP-chip. The course is intended mainly for researchers with a basic understanding of
microarray technology and its statistical and computational challenges. The four practical sessions of the course will be most
beneficial for participants that are able to converse in a programming language such as R.
- Introduction to R and Bioconductor
- RNA-Seq and ChiP-Seq data analysis
- Microarray analysis
- Statistics for differential expression
- Sequence manipulation
- Annotation of genes, genomic features and variants
- Gene set enrichment analysis
- Machine Learning
- High-throughput image analysis
The course consists of 10 morning lectures, 2 per day (8:30am - 12:00am), distributed
on 5 days (Monday to Friday) and 4 lab tutorials in the afternoon (2pm - 5pm) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Social program starts around 2pm on Wednesday and ends in the evening. It will include some trekking activity.
4 afternoons are dedicated to computer tutorials.
Participants are required to bring their own laptops with the most recent copy of R and Bioconductor installed.
A WiFi network card is welcome to connect to our local network.
We will have copies of both R and Bioconductor and we can help to install the software if needed once you are in Brixen.
The labs will be worked on in groups with expert guidance (all the lecturers from the morning sessions plus teaching assistants).
Will be posted soon.
Please note: you will not have internet access, you would be able to connect only to the local network to get the course material.
Course material will be available here soon after the course.