This free hands-on NGS course introduces the participants to RNA-seq data analysis theory and tools. It covers the whole workflow from quality control (FastQC and PRINSEQ) and alignment (TopHat) to quantification (HTSeq) and differential expression analysis (edgeR and DESeq2), as well as genome browser visualization. The free and user-friendly Chipster software (http://chipster.csc.fi/) is used in the exercises, so no previous knowledge of Unix or R is required, and the course is thus suitable for everybody.
Dr Eija Korpelainen is from CSC Chipster Finland, and she is offering this training on behalf of GOBLET (Global Organization for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training).
Places are limited and served on first come first served basis! The course is suitable for wet lab scientists, biologists and bioinformaticians alike.
Instructions from Chipster to the participants:
1. Make sure that your laptop has Java 1.7 (or newer) and Java Web Start installed.
2. Go to http://chipster.csc.fi/ and click \"Launch Chipster\".
3. Log in as guest (password guest, username guest). This should be done with a good internet connection.
4. If there are problems, please see http://chipster.csc.fi/troubleshooting.shtml.