Informatics for RNA-seq Analysis (2015)

Course Objectives

A poster announcing this workshop can be found here

High-throughput sequencing of RNA libraries (RNA-seq) has become increasingly common and largely supplanted gene microarrays for transcriptome profiling. When processed appropriately, RNA-seq data has the potential to provide a considerably more detailed view of the transcriptome. The CBW has developed a 2-day course providing an introduction to RNA-seq data analysis followed by integrated tutorials demonstrating the use of popular RNA-seq analysis packages. The tutorials are designed as self-contained units that include example data (Illumina paired-end RNA-seq data) and detailed instructions for installation of all required bioinformatics tools (TopHat, Cufflinks, etc.).

Participants will gain practical experience and skills to be able to:

  • Align RNA-seq data to a reference genome (required)
  • Estimate known gene and transcript expression
  • Perform differential expression analysis
  • Discover novel isoforms
  • Visualize and summarize the output of RNA-seq analyses

Course Material

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Module 1 - Introduction to Cloud Computing (2015) (Faculty: Malachi Griffith)

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Module 2 - Introduction to RNA sequencing and analysis (2015) (Faculty: Malachi Griffith)

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Module 3 - RNA-seq alignment and visualization (2015) (Faculty: Obi Griffith)

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Module 4 - Expression and Differential Expression (2015) (Faculty: Obi Griffith)

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Module 5 - Isoform Discovery and Alternate Expression (2015) (Faculty: Malachi Griffith)

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