IPMB, Heidelberg University
Im Neuenheimer Feld 364
Heidelberg, Germany

Data Interpretation of RNASeq and Bisulfite Sequencing Data in Cancer Research

Code: 2016-RNA
Price: 60 EUR pro Platz (VAT excl.)
Location: IPMB, Heidelberg University
Available seats: 30



The workshop is aimed at researchers working with RNASeq and Bisulfite sequencing data sets from next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments arising from patient tumor samples. It will teach background knowledge on technologies used for data generation and analysis and introduce tools used for interpretation and visualization of these data. This includes tools for the identification and integrative analysis of differential gene expression, gene fusions and splicing variants as well as epigenetic regulation of gene expression by differential methylation of CpG islands. The course will combine instructional lectures with interactive hands-on tutorials on provided data sets.

Learning goals:
The course will teach background knowledge on technologies used for data generation, analysis, visualization and interpretation of RNASeq and Bisulfite sequencing data. Commonly used tools for data interpretation will be presented and can be used in hands-on parts on provided data sets.

The course is targeted at researchers with a background in medicine or biology, who work in oncological projects analyzing large data sets arising from tumor samples and who work together with bioinformatics specialists for data analysis. Basic knowledge in command line skills and R are appreciated but not mandatory. The course is not aimed at bioinformatics specialists. A short introduction to basic computer skills (R, command line) needed in the course will be taught during an optional introductory day on September 28.