This course is aimed at both molecular biology and bioinformatics graduate students -- it will work best balanced between MCD/Biochem grads and bioinformatics grads. (Postdocs and faculty are welcome to sit in or audit)
No programming background is required. If you think you might need to analyze RNA-seq data sets in your grad career, and/or want to understand how to find new RNA-based regulatory elements in genomes & transcriptomes, this is the course for you. We will make heavy use of the UCSC genome browser to interpret complex expression data. The course includes lectures, scientific literature discussion, problem-solving assignments, and a final gene-discovery or RNA-seq analysis project.