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RNA-Seq Analysis with R Bioconductor Online

Workshop Overview

This workshop is intended for individuals who are already comfortable with R programming and who are interested in learning to use R for standard RNA-Seq analyses. We will take you through a complete RNA-Seq workflow using R Bioconductor packages.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Estimate gene expression levels based on raw RNA-Seq read data
  • Filter and normalize gene expression data
  • Perform unsupervised clustering of expression data
  • Perform differential expression analysis
  • Perform gene set enrichment analyses (GSEA)
  • Create common visualizations of results (heatmaps, etc.)


You must have some R programming experience and a basic understanding of the purpose of RNA-Seq analysis to benefit from this course. Feel free to contact the instructor (see below) if you have questions about these requirements.


Please have the latest versions of R and R Bioconductor installed on your laptop prior to the workshop. RStudio (the free version) is highly recommended as well, since we will be teaching in this environment.


Workshop materials are available online here.


Karla Lindquist, PhD, is the Scientific Lead for the UCSF Library's Data Science Initiative.

School of Medicine's Zoom Guide for Participants.

Related LibGuide: Bioinformatics and Statistics Resources by Karla Lindquist

Dates & Times:
3:00pm - 4:00pm, Tuesday, Aug 18 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm, Thursday, Aug 20 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm, Tuesday, Aug 25 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm, Thursday, Aug 27 2020
  Data Science Initiative > Bioinformatics and Statistics     Data Science Initiative     Data Science Initiative > Programming  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 0 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Karla Lindquist