Courses in Practical DNA Microarray Analysis 2005
2005 Nov 28 - Dec 01 in Berlin
Registration is closed.
To get on the waiting-list, please send a short note that explains your existing skills and experience with (a) microarrays, (b) statistics, and (c) computer programming and your motivation for taking this course to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, please tell us your NGFN Förderkennziffer (FKZ), if available.
If you bring your own laptop, be sure to have installed the following packages:
Ideally, you are interested in mathematical and statistical problems and are familiar with at least one programming language. This course focusses on the practical side of gene expression data analysis. However, data analysis without understanding the statistical background is in general impossible. We strongly recommend you to refresh your mathematical and programming skills before attending the course.
Please use the links to software and literature to prepare yourself before the course begins.
R and Bioconductor
In the afternoon exercises you will learn how to analyze data using the statistical computing environment R [http://www.r-project.org] and BioConductor [http://www.bioconductor.org], an open source software for bioinformatics. R sources and package sources can be downloaded from The Comprehensive R Archive Network at http://cran.r-project.org.
This is a course in microarray analysis -- not an introduction to R. Please read the Introduction to R before the course begins.
R-packages you will need:
Bring your own data
You are encouraged to bring some of your own data to the course (e.g. genepix files or CEL/CDF). We will use this during the exercises. If you expect to have own data only later in the year, it may in fact be advantageous also to register for one of the later courses.
Thank you for registering! This course is fully booked and closed for registration. If you will not be able to attend, please contact Florian Markowetz as soon as possible so that we can notify the people on the waiting list.
You have to organize accomodation on your own. We recommend rooms at the Harnack-House, Ihnestrasse 16-20, Berlin-Dahlem. From there it's a five minutes walk to the MPI-MG. Please mention the title of the workshop with your registration. Contact information at http://www.harnackhaus-berlin.mpg.de. Also not too far from the institute is Hotel Ravenna in Berlin-Steglitz. Contact: http://www.ravenna-hotel.de.
How to find us
We meet at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, Ihnestr 73, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem, main building (Turm 2) third floor, big seminar room, on Mon Nov 28 at 9 am. The MPI-MG is next to the underground station Thielplatz (U1). Click here for detailed visitor informations.
Please contact Florian Markowetz: email@example.com.