Microarray Analysis using R and Bioconductor - Maastricht, Netherlands
This course is aimed at researchers and scientists (PhD students, post-doc, staff scientist) who will benefit from an introduction to microarray data analysis and training in how to perform simple analyses using R/Bioconductor.
All sessions are a combination of lectures and hands-on. Prerequisites are a life science degree or equivalent experience, basic understanding of microarray techniques, and a basic understanding of biostatistics. No prior knowledge of R or Bioconductor is assumed.
What will I learn?
Participants will receive a basic understanding of the R syntax and ability to manipulate R objects. After this course students should feel comfortable with the R/Bioconductor environment and be in a position to continue their own explorations of the functionality of R and start using R for their basic biostatistics needs. You will understand why Quality Control of microarray is necessary, run a QC workflow and be able to correctly interpret the results. A range of data exploration methods will be reviewed (PCA, Hierarchical clustering, KNN and Kmean, Scatter plots).
*Draft Programme - subject to change*
|Day 1 - 28 January 2014|
|08:30 - 09:00||Registration|
|09:00 - 09:45||Course introduction and expectations|
|09:45 - 10:45||General Introduction to R – what is R, console and Rstudio|
|10:45 - 11:15||Break|
|11:15 - 12:45||Introduction to R – handling the environment and data types|
|12:45 - 13:45||Lunch|
|13:45 - 15:15||Introduction to R – data input/output and basic scripting|
|15:15 - 15:45||Break|
|15:45 - 17:30||Plotting – R-packages and the Bioconductor project|
|Conference dinner (venue & time to be confirmed)|
|Day 2 - 29 January 2014|
|09:00 - 09:45||Introduction to the diXa project|
|09:45 - 10:15||Take home lessons day 1|
|10:15 - 11:15||Overview of microarray/ Affymetrix technology and terminology|
|11:45 –12:30||Quality Control and preprocessing of Affymetrix arrays introduction|
|12:30 - 13:30||lunch|
|13:30 - 14:00||Getting started with metadata|
|14:00 - 15:00||Quality control and preprocessing of Affymetrix arrays – Hand-on part 1|
|15:00 - 15:30||Break|
|15:30 - 17:30||Quality control and preprocessing of Affymetrix arrays – Hand-on part 2|
|17:30||End of day 2|
|Day 3 - 30 January 2014|
|09:00 - 09:30||Take home lessons day 2|
|09:30 - 10:15||Data exploration introduction|
|10:15 - 10:45||Break|
|10:45 - 12:00||Data exploration – Hands-on part 1|
|12:00 - 13:00||Lunch|
|13:00 - 15:00||Data exploration – Hands-on part 2|
|15:00 - 16:00||Course conclusion and participant feedback|
|16:00||End of course|
Registration for this course is now open, only a limited number of places are available on this course. When you want to join, please email the completed registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration closes on 23 December 2013.
The registration fee for this course is €110. Payments details are provided in the registration form. Make sure to read them carefully!
Download the registration form here -> registration form
There is an optional 3 course workshop dinner on the 28 January 2014, charged at €25.