Rendez-vous Génome Québec

Rendez-Vous Bioinformatique 2012 (archives)

Location: McGill University Trottier Building
3630 University street, Montreal
Date: May 11th, 2012
Computational biology: enabling genomics and next-generation sequencing (in english)

The growth in genomic technologies and the advent of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) has opened the doors to a wide range of applications. Although the opportunities are vast, a major bottleneck in applying these new technologies is in computational biology as the large amount of data generated from such high-throughput experiments becomes difficult to interpret using standard techniques.

These Workshops are intended for scientists interested in the processing and the interpretation of high-throughput "omics" data. The objective is to familiarize people with methods and tools to analyze and integrate large-scale data sets.

The hands-on workshops that will be given are:


Workshop Next-generation sequence analysis

This workshop is geared towards biologists working with high-throughput biological data. The objective is to familiarize researchers and students to methods and tools to analyze next-gen sequencing data sets.

Talk topics:

  • NGS technology and application overview
  • Quality control and filtering steps
  • Strategies for mapping NGS reads to reference sequences
  • SNP and variant discovery
  • Chip-seq data analysis
  • RNA-Seq analysis for gene expression

Practice on sample data sets will be done using the UCSC browser and the Galaxy server.

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Location: Salle 3120 du Pavillon Trottier de l'Université McGill
Date: May 11th 2012
Time: 9h00 to 12h00

Workshop Introduction to differential expression analysis (French)

This workshop is geared towards researchers or students that would like to develop a methodology for analyzing differential expression data issued from expression microarrays.

Various differential analysis aspects will be discussed (methodology, possible trouble areas, thoughts to consider) in order to permit the researcher to better interpret their expression data as well as hone their critical judgment with regards to the results obtained.

To strengthen each argument presented during the workshop, various simulations in the form of tutorials will showcase the analysis tools available such as web base applications (Onto-tools, Gene Set Analysis Toolkit, Bioconductor, IPA)

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NOTE: The differential expression workshop will be held in French.

Location: Salle 3070 du Pavillon Trottier de l'Université McGill
Date: May 11th 2012
Time: 9h00 to 12h00
Additional information

For more information please contact:

Julie Vallée
Tel: 514 398-7211 #2
Fax: 514 398-1790