The goal of the Applied Bioinformatics Course is to provide hands-on training on major bioinformatics resources through the analysis of an RNA-Seq data set to find differentially expressed genes and investigate previously described functions of those genes and the pathways in which they are involved.
Topics include web-based gene and protein resources, genome browsers, pathways and gene set enrichment analyses, and RNA-Seq data analysis. RNA-Seq data analysis will be conducted using both the web-based Galaxy system and the Linux command-line environment in addition to the R statistical computing environment and Ingenuity Pathways Analysis. The course will feature several modules that will have written worked examples to demonstrate how to apply the major tools or resources featured in the module. Participants should have a strong background in molecular biology. Prior computer programming skills are not required, but participants need to have a strong interest in learning some programming concepts.
Applicants may be interested in taking the Environmental Genomics course held immediately after this one. The Applied Bioinformatics course can prepare you for the Environmental Genomics experience. Students enrolled in both courses receive complimentary on-campus housing to enjoy Acadia National Park and the Bar Harbor area for the two days between courses.
- Britton Goodale, Ph.D.Postdoctoral FellowGeisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
- Thomas H. Hampton, M.S.Senior Bioinformatics AnalystGeisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
- Katja Koeppen, Ph.D.Research ScientistGeisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
- W. Kelley Thomas, Ph.D.Director, Hubbard Center for Genome StudiesUniversity of New Hampshire
Saturday, 5pm Arrival and check into housing
Dinner and course introduction
Sunday – Thursday noon course sessions
Thursday, by 2pm, check out of housing and depart
On-campus housing is included in tuition. Housing is double occupancy. Should space be available, single occupancy may be purchase for an additional fee.