Understand small RNA sequencing analysis issues and solve them yourself.
The purpose of this workshop is to obtain a thorough understanding on the expression profiling of known microRNAs and the prediction of novel microRNA genes using next-generation sequencing technologies (NGS). The participants will be trained to understand both, the data analysis aspects of NGS technologies and the functional implications of small RNAs. Downstream analysis to infer the functional implication of the detected microRNAs will be discussed including target prediction/detection and functional analysis. After this workshop, the participants will be able to perform their own microRNA analysis using up-to-date methods and extract scientific valuable findings.
All workshop attendees will be enabled to perform important first tasks of NGS data analysis themselves. The course layout has been adapted to the needs of beginners in the field of NGS bioinformatics and allows scientists with no or little background in computer science to get a first hands-on experience in this new and fast evolving research topic.
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Our trainers have a proven record of academic and/or industrial experience in NGS data analysis. Because up-to-date expert knowledge is needed to answer your questions and know what is important in the field.
We only use open source tools that are free to use. We try to showcase and compare different tools (e.g. NGS mappers), since not every software fits with every task/question.
For a optimal learning experience we carefully prepare our learning materials and example data. All materials, tools and results created during the course are for take home with you.
This workshop has been redesigned and adapted to the needs of beginners in the field of NGS bioinformatics and comprises these three course modules:
Prof. Dr. Michael Hackenberg (University Granada)
Michael is the main developer of miRanalyzer, one of the most-used microRNA gene prediction tools using small RNA-seq data.
Dr. David Langenberger (ecSeq Bioinformatics)
David started working with small non-coding RNAs in 2006. Since 2009 he uses HTS technolgies to investigate these short regulatory RNAs as well as other targets. He analyzed small RNA-Seq data of several large projects, for example the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC).
Prof. Dr. Peter F. Stadler (University of Leipizg)
Peter holds the chair of bioinformatics at the University of Leipzig. Over the past 25 years he has pioneered a new layer of gene regulation by non-coding RNAs (which were formerly considered as 'junk'). The last years he worked on detecting these 'hidden treasures' in RNA-Seq data sets. During his scientific career, he published more than 400 RNA related papers and articles and is Member of the Editorial Boards of seven scientific journals. ... read more
Dr. Jana Hertel (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Reseach - UFZ)
Janas worked on the automatical annotation of non-coding RNA genes and developed the tools RNAmicro and SnoReport. She has extensive experience with public databases for small RNAs (like miRBase, GENCODE, RFAM, etc.) and their pros and cons. ... read more
The target audience is biologists or data analysts with no or little experience in analyzing small RNA-Seq data.
Location: PC-College, Stresemannstraße 78, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Available seats: 20 (first-come, first-served)
Travel expenses and accommodation are not covered by the registration fee.
Opening Date of Registration: 1 February 2016
Closing Date of Registration:
1 September 15 August 2016
Workshop: 21 - 23 September 2016 (8 am - 5 pm)
"Good resume of the last technologies and applications. Definitly will improve the comunication with our bioinformatics colleagues for perfom the proper analysis and understanding of the data. Thanks for an intensive but nice course." Susana Gonzalez Fernandez-Nino, Bayer Crop Science, Germany
"Very valuable workshop which improved my bioinformatics understanding a lot and provided interesting aspects, I will put more focus on while analyzing our own data." Corinna Streitner, KWS Saat AG, Germany
"Excellently prepared and performed workshop. A lot of information provided." Jakub Mrazek, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
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