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Bioinformatics for transcriptomics

The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Language course is: English
Focus: Bioinformatics
Target audience education / assumed knowledge: Undergraduate degree - biology, Undergraduate degree - computing/math
Educational certification/accreditation status: The University of Manchester
Professional certification/accreditation status: None
Degree Offered: Credits towards Masters degree (3-6 mths)

Key characteristics of program:
The course is delivered using a virtual learning environment called Moodle. This allows you to navigate and search through course notes, protocols, practicals and references to useful texts and URLs. The course notes provide background information, as web pages. Teaching and learning are then focussed around tutor-supported individual and group exercises. In this course, participants discuss a tutorial problem for each section of the course, and then submit solutions for feedback from the course tutor.
Program Goals:
The new methods for transcriptomics are bringing new challenges in bioinformatics. This course covers microarray data analysis in depth, and also introduces the areas where new work is needed for next generation sequence (RNA-seq) analysis. The sections are :

* Microarrays and experimental design
* Data capture and preliminary checks
* Microarray data analysis
* Other methods for transcriptome data capture
* Gene Class Tests

The course could be taken as an individual short course, for professional development, or the credits could count towards one of our Masters programmes.

Additional Information
Year Program Established: 1998
Course/tuition costs: 1200 GBP
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No

Average number of applicants per year: 30
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 15
Average number of incoming students per year: 15
Average number of graduates per year: 15

Program URL: http://octette.cs.man.ac.uk/bioinformatics/modules/transcriptomics.html
Contact Person: Heather Vincent ( [javascript protected email address])

Last updated: Jul 21, 2013

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