Looking back at the RNAseq Advanced Data Analysis course

The 4th edition of the RNAseq advanced data analysis course was hosted by LUMC’s Pathology department, from July 7-9, 2014. Thirty participants from the Netherlands and abroad were submerged for three days in the theory and practice of RNAseq data analysis.

For some more biology-oriented participants, it was the first experience with command line scripting. After careful introduction by the tutors from LUMC’s Human Genetics department and Sequence Analysis Support Core, they familiarized themselves quickly and were able to generate results and summary plots. For the informatics-oriented participants, it was the first introduction to the graphical user interface from Galaxy and the graphical experiment reporting tool, iReport.

The tutors from ErasmusMC highlighted the advantages of easy sharing and tracking of data analysis pipelines in Galaxy. The lectures covered methodologies, statistics and applications, and were highly appreciated by the participants.

There was a lot of information to digest in three days, however, course material remains available:  https://humgenprojects.lumc.nl/trac/humgenprojects/wiki/RNA-seq-course.

The next edition of this course is planned for 2015 and you can already preregister HERE.