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Bioinformatics Workshop on R/BioConductor for MicroArray Analysis

You are cordially invited to participate in a hands-on workshop on R/BioConductor.
DATE: Fri 13 June 2008
TIME: 9am - 5.30pm
VENUE: Level 4 LS Lab 8, Block MD7, Department of Biochemistry,
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
COST:
  • FREE TO ALL AMBIS MEMBERS (Association of Medical and Bio Informatics Singapore)
    If you wish to join, please see AMBIS Membership page
  • FOR NON-MEMBERS:
    $30 for students (to cover refreshments)
    $60 for non-students
    (includes 1 year membership to AMBIS
    and 1 year membership to APBioNet
    plus AMBIS certificate of participation signed AMBIS President)
    HANDS-ON:
    Please bring your laptop with you with power cable. Minimum requirements 1 Gbyte RAM PC with DVD reader. LiveCD will be issued. Alternatively, you can install on your Windows operating system VMPlayer and download a vmk file which will we customise for you.
    Training material:
    They will be placed online in advance. If you need hardcopy, please inform us.

    INTRODUCTION:

    The R/BioConductor Workshop
    The post-genomic era heralds much awaited great discoveries in the field of science and medical research. With newer and faster high-throughput technologies on the market, we are succumbed to insurmountable volumes of data. The key to these new discoveries lie in the methods available to mine and interrogate the data, providing biologists with new hypothesis for a better understanding of nature. In this short workshop, we introduce R, an open-source software based on the S/S+ language (developed by statisticians). We would also introduce Bioconductor, a multi-package open-source software that utilizes the R core. With these two complementary software, genomic analysis of high-throughput data is easy and possible. The workshop would run through the basics of the R language and common analysis used with Bioconductor. Areas of genomic analysis that would be covered are gene expression analysis, Copy Number and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms(SNP) analysis. The nature of this workshop would suit individuals who having an affinity to algorithm development and customized genomic analysis, using command line approaches. Some knowledge in computers and genomics would help greatly, but passion and enthusiasm are the more vital components that are required to gain most from this workshop.

    WHO SHOULD COME


    PANEL DISCUSSION SESSION

    Topics will be discussed.

    COURSE FACULTY

    1. Julian Lee, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    2. Mark De Silva, Bioinformatics Centre, NUS, Singapore
    3. Lim Kuan Siong, Bioinformatics Centre, NUS, Singapore

    ORGANISING COMMITTEE

    1. Tan Tin Wee, Biochem Dept,National University of Singapore
    2. Hu Yongli, Biochem Dept,National University of Singapore


    Contact

    Ms Hu Yong Li
    Department of Biochemistry
    National University of Singapore
    Singapore
    Tel: (65) 65163566
    Fax: (65) 67777936
    Email:
    yongli --at-- bic.nus.edu.sg


  • Last Updated: 17 May 2008
    First Created: 6 May 2008 Tan Tin Wee