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Bioinformatics Workshop Series - Session 2: Find, Download and Transform public bulk RNA seq data to analyze with DESeq2 in RStudio (In-Person)

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Workshop Series: Introduction to bulk RNA-seq analysis - from counts to functional analysis


The Bioinformatics Support Hub has designed this hands-on teaching series for researchers interested in learning the basic steps for re-analysis of publicly available bulk-RNAseq data. Over the next two months, you can learn basic concepts concerning genomic data annotation and vocabulary, where to find bulk RNAseq data to re-analyze, how to perform differential gene analysis in RStudio and with point-click proprietary software, how to visualize your results, how to find transcription factors that may be regulating differentially expressed genes, and finally, different approaches to perform gene pathway analysis. *Registrations for October sessions will open at the end of September.

Session 2. Find, Download, and Transform public bulk RNA seq data to analyze with DESeq2 in RStudio

Transcriptomic data is increasingly available in public repositories making it easier for reanalysis. Join us for the first part on how to search publicly available transcriptomic data, download and prepare it to run a differential gene expression analysis using *DESeq2* R package

You will learn how to:

  • Search and download bulk RNA-seq data available on GREIN - GEO RNA-seq Experiments Interactive Navigator
  • Process GREIN data tables to be analyzed by DESeq2 in RStudio
  • Load R packages (e.g. DESeq2)
  • Setup data to run DESeq2



Target audience: These classes are meant for novices in bulk RNAseq analysis, with none to minimal knowledge in R programming.

Seating – in-person classes are limited to 16 places.

Registrations - open to all interested. However, seating will be on a “first come, first served” basis.

Recording – we will record the sessions so you can follow asynchronously.



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Free: Registration is required.


Sep 202321Thursday