MGC/BioSB Single Cell Analysis Course (2021)

Date: 18-22 October, 2021
Location: on-line
Organizer: The course will be organised by the MGC – Susan Kloet, Miao-Ping Chien, and Ahmed Mahfouz 

Course overview 
This week-long course will cover the practicalities of single-cell sample prep and analysis with a particular focus on single-cell RNA-seq (scRNA-seq) libraries. The course features a mix of lectures and practicals, and you will have the opportunity to perform hands-on analysis of scRNA-seq data in R.

Topics to be covered in the course include (but not limited to):

  • an overview of different single cell platforms,
  • experimental design,
  • preprocessing of scRNA-seq data,
  • normalization,
  • dimensionality reduction,
  • clustering,
  • batch correction,
  • differential expression,
  • trajectory inference.

The fifth day of the course will be a mini-symposium featuring guest lectures from scientists using various single-cell techniques in their research.

Target audience
This course is aimed at both wet-lab researchers interested in learning how to analyze their own single-cell data sets, as well as bioinformaticians who are new to single-cell sequencing analysis. Basic knowledge of the programming language R is a prerequisite for participation in the course.

Registration
All potential participants are asked to write a motivation letter that will be used to make a selection out of the registered people. The course is free of charge for all personnel of MGC associated institutes. All other participants will pay a fee of 165 Euro (excl. 21% VAT).

Personnel of MGC associated institutes: please register via the MGC website and the MGC registration form.
All other participants: please register via this registration form.

The deadline for registration is 31 August 2021. People will be informed by 10 September 2021 whether or not they are selected to participate in the course.

After selection you will receive a link to the form where you can finalize your registration including the (online) payment.