Data Science Training Program
February 15-February 16, 2021

Krishna Choudhary, PhD

Bioinformatician II, Bioinformatics Core

Gene expression is central to cell biology. Disease pathways often involve changes in the expression levels of at least some genes. RNA-seq has become one of the most popular experimental methods to quantify gene expression levels. This hands-on workshop will provide you with an introduction to a typical bulk RNA-seq protocol, and focus on the data analysis steps for recovering actionable insights.

You’ll learn how to take raw data in the typical format provided by sequencing centers, process it by trimming adapters, map trimmed reads to a reference genome, and tally gene-wise counts. You'll learn to analyze high-throughput data using a high-performance compute (HPC) cluster, learn about various methods of quality control at each step, and interpret data formats such as FASTQ, BAM, and GFF. No prior RNA-seq experience is required.

Important: Before the workshop, create an account on UCSF Wynton HPC cluster by requesting access.

Visit the workshop site for more details and materials.

Novice Level: This is an introductory workshop in the RNA-Seq Analysis series. No prior experience required. No prerequisites.


February 15-February 16, 2021
2:00-4:00pm PST

The Gladstone Data Science Training Program was started in 2018 to provide trainees with learning opportunities and hands-on workshops to improve their skills in bioinformatics and computational analysis. This program offers a series of workshops throughout the year to enable trainees to gain new skills and get support with their questions and data.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.