Enrichment Analysis - streamed

Date 24 June 2022
Speaker(s) Tania Wyss Lozano
ECTS 0.25
Fees *academic: 60 CHF   -   for-profit: 300 CHF
Cancellation deadline 17 Jun 2022
City Streamed
*academic fee includes non for-profit organisations as well as unemployed participants at the time of application.

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Overview

Experiments designed to quantify gene expression often yield hundreds of genes that show statistically significant differences between two classes (two biological states, two phenotype states, two experimental conditions, etc). Once differentially expressed genes are identified, enrichment analysis (EA) methods can be conducted to identify groups of genes (e.g. particular pathways) that are differentially expressed, and offer insights into biological mechanisms. One example of such a method is the Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA), which is very popular and frequently used for high-throughput gene expression data analysis.

This course will cover GSEA and alternative enrichment methods. Because most of their implementations are directly linked to databases of functional annotation of genes in the cell, the course will also give an overview of functional annotation databases such as the Gene Ontology resource.

Audience

Biologists eager to identify a statistically reliable set of genes that are differentially expressed.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish available enrichment analysis methods
  • Apply GSEA and over-representation analysis using R
  • Determine whether the genes of a Gene Ontology term have a statistically significant difference in expression or not
  • Learn where to find other gene sets in databases (e.g. KEGG, oncogenic gene sets) and use them in R.

Prerequisites

Knowledge / Competencies

Technical

  • This course will be streamed, you are thus required to have your own computer with an internet connection, and with latest R and RStudio versions installed.

Application

Registration fees are 60 CHF for academics and 300 CHF for for-profit companies. While participants are registered on a first come, first served basis, exceptions may be made to ensure diversity and equity, which may increase the time before your registration is confirmed.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation. Upon reception of the confirmation email, participants will be asked to confirm attendance by paying the fees within 5 days.

Deadline for free-of-charge cancellation is set to 17/06/2022. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

Venue and Time

This course will be streamed.

The course will start at 9:00 CET and end around 17:00 CET. Precise information will be provided to the participants on due time.

Additional information

Coordination: Monique Zahn, SIB Training Group.

We will recommend 0.25 ECTS credits for this course (given a passed exam at the end of the course).

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