NGS analysis on the command line

Registration is open for the course, “NGS analysis on the command line,” scheduled for March 24-27, 2020. Postponed until September 2020.

Coorganizers: Valerie Cognat & Todd Blevins

This hands-on workshop teaches bioinformatics approaches for analyzing Illumina sequencing data. IBMP students, staff and researchers of all categories are welcome. Our goal is to introduce the basic skills you need to make the most of your next-generation sequencing (NGS) data.

Based on concrete, biological examples we will teach:

  • Basic info about Illumina/NGS sequencing
  • Introduction to the Unix command line and R
  • NGS data quality control
  • Mapping reads to reference genomes
  • small RNA-seq profiling
  • RNA-seq / differential gene expression analysis

Feedback from past attendees indicated that more training on Unix and R would be helpful, so this will be covered during the first 1.5 days (Tuesday + Wednesday), followed by NGS data analyses for 2 days (Thursday + Friday).

We can accommodate 12 participants this session. The workshop does not assume prior knowledge of bioinformatics, the Unix command line or genomic technologies.

IBMP symposium: non-coding RNA biology

Friday, January 17, 2020, from 9:30 to 16:15 at the IBMP.

Non-coding RNAs guide diverse molecular machineries that regulate development, control host-pathogen interactions, provide abiotic stress responses and safeguard genomes. During this symposium invited speakers Dr. Szymon Swiezewski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland) and Prof. Andrzej Wierzbicki (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA) will present StrasRNA Seminars on long non-coding RNA function in plants.

University of Strasbourg PhD students and recent graduates will present short talks on topics ranging from live imaging of RNA in mammalian cells to regulatory functions of untranslated regions within mRNAs, and the role of small RNAs in regulating bacterial, viral and host genome expression.

   The event will be hosted at the Institut de biologie moléculaire des plantes (IBMP) and attendance is free following registration. Sponsors include the RNA societyIBMP and Laboratoire d’Excellence NetRNA.