Genedata Academy - Understanding 'omics data



Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - Thursday, November 21, 2013
Venue: Genedata, Basel, Switzerland
Participation: First come, first served
Number of participants: 15 - 20
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From raw data to biological understanding

- The course provides an overview of the most important and common methods for omics data analysis
- The concepts of these methods are explained and illustrated using example data
- Biologists who perform omics data analysis projects will learn background of the methods available for data mining and sta­tistical analysis
- A main goal of the course is to become able to critically judge the available methods and choose those best suited for a given project.

Benefits for the participants

- Plan more efficient experiments
- Correctly interpret results
- Communicate results in publications more effectively

The course focus is on methodologies, not on particular software tools. After the course participants should be able to apply the methods in their respective environment. However, during the course, hands-on sessions will be performed using the Genedata Expressionist® software, which enables participants to quickly apply the discussed methods and visualize results. No previous knowledge on Expressionist® is required; access to the software is free of charge during the course.

Programme 

Detailed programme structure [pdf]

Day 1 - 19th November 2013

10:00 – 11:00      Welcome and registration

11:00 – 12:30      Introduction into the diXa project

12:30 – 13:30      Lunch

13:30 – 15:00      Statistical properties of different ‘omics data

14:30 – 15:00      Tea & coffee break

15:00 – 17:00      Hands-on session

17:00 – 17:30      Take-home lessons, questions & answers

Day 2 – 20th November 2013

08:45 – 10:45      Data overview and mining methods

10:45 – 11:15      Tea & coffee break

11:15 – 12:45      Basics of statistics and experimental design

12:45 – 13:45      Lunch

13:45 – 15:15      Statistical Tests

15:15 – 15:45      Tea & coffee break

15:45 – 17:45      Hands-on session

17:45 – 18:15      Take-home lessons, questions & answers

Day 3 – 21st November 2013

09:00 – 10:30      Prediction and Classification

10:30 – 11:00      Tea & coffee break

11:00 – 12:30      Hands-on session

12:30 – 13:00      Take-home lessons, questions & answers

13:00                     End of course