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Genomics Core presents two-day workshop using “R” for gene expression analysis

The UND Genomics Core will host a two-day workshop focused on using “R” computer software for gene expression analysis. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the School of Medicine and Health Science (Room TBD).

This FREE two-day, hands-on workshop is intended for wet-lab biologists without basic knowledge of the Unix command line or R statistical package. The workshop will provide a broad overview of using Linux and R for data analysis. Participants will get hands-on experience in the analysis of RNA-Seq data and will get an opportunity to handle RAW sequencing data, analysis for differential gene expression, and functional analysis Gene Ontology (GO) and KEGG pathway analysis. Topics will be delivered using a mixture of lecture presentations, hands-on training, and group discussions and provide an opportunity to understand the statistical concept behind various analytical approaches. Analysis during the workshop will use publicly available datasets.

Lunch will be provided.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Linux
  • Introduction to R
  • Plotting graphs in R
  • Handling next-generation sequencing data
  • Analysis of RNA-Seq data
  • Functional analysis of differentially expressed genes

Registration is open from January 15 to February 10, 2019.

For more information, see the workshop registration webpage here.