Functional genomics (II): Common technologies and data analysis methods

This is the second part of our functional genomics course. This course will introduce you to common technologies in functional genomics studies, including microarrays and next generation sequencing (NGS), with a special focus on RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq). We will look at important considerations when designing your experiments, data analysis methods, and discuss when to use one technology over another.

We recommend that you look at Functional genomics (I): Introduction and designing experiments before starting this course.

About this course

Learning objectives: 
  • Evaluate different functional genomics technologies and know when to use them
  • List some of the considerations when designing your own functional genomics experiments using these technologies
  • Describe the steps involved in data analysis of microarray and RNA-seq experiments