Topic outline

  • General

    First steps in computational biology for RNA Research

    Lausanne, 15-16 May 2017

    University of Lausanne, Genopode building, room 2020

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    • Schedule

      Day one, UNIX (9:00 - 17:00 including 2 coffee breaks and a lunch):

      - project design and data life cycle management:

         - coherent structure and documentation

      - fundamental concepts:

         - modern computing in biology

         - overview of interpreted programming languages

      - introduction to the shell, bash

      - navigating files and directories

      - working with files and directories

      - working with large numbers of files (loops)

      - pipes and filters

      - finding things

      Day two, R (9:00 - 17:00 including 2 coffee breaks and a lunch):

      - introduction to R and RStudio

      - introduction to R syntax, key concepts and objects

      - introduction to RStudio environment

      - formatting/importing data in R

      - worked example with RNA-Seq data:

         - loading a table of normalized counts

         - validating structure, consistency

         - subsetting

         - summary statistics

         - base R plots and ggplots2