Home RNAseq course

                                          Analyzing RNA-seq data

Hands-on course

         Organizers                                                                                                    Course Faculty

         Norma Paniego                                                                                             Maximo Rivarola     

         Maximo Rivarola                                                                                           Sergio Gonzalez 

         Sergio Gonzalez                                                                                             Janet Higgins

         Janet Higgins                                                                                                  Norma Paniego

         Marisa Farber                                                                                                


Auditorium CICVyA

Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias Veterinarias y Agronómicas. INTA.

Nicolas Repetto y Los Reseros, Hurlingham, Buenos Aires


November 12 - 14, 2014.     9 hs to 17 hs.

Course summary:

This course will cover data analysis of RNA-seq experiments combining lectures and practical exercises. The lectures will give insight into how biological knowledge can be generated from RNA-seq experiments and illustrate different ways of analyzing such data. Practicals will consist of computer exercises that will enable the participants to apply statistical methods to the analysis of RNA-seq data under the guidance of the lecturers and teaching assistants. In more detail, the course will cover the following topics: alignment, data handling and visualisation, data quality assessment, differential expression and statistical analysis, using Bowtie, Tophat and R/Bioconductor.

Course objectives

  • To develop participants’ familiarity with advanced RNA-seq data analysis methodologies

  • To provide participants with hands-on training on the latest analytical approaches and statistical analysis of RNA-seq data

Target Audience

This course is aimed at advanced PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who are applying or planning to apply RNA sequencing and bioinformatics methods in their research. Familiarity with the technology and biological use cases of high throughput sequencing is required, as is some experience with R/Bioconductor.

The selecting committee will be looking at the overlap between the applicants expectations from the course and what the course will be delivering, coupled with the timely application for the applicants to use what they have learn as soon as possible.

Registration detail

An application is required, there are 24 places available. The courses fee is ARS 850 / person


Please bring a laptop (Mac OS X, Windows or Linux are all OK)



Most of tutorial/workshop is from the RNA seq course from:

Mar Gonzàlez-Porta (EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute)