NCGR Fall 2020 Virtual Bioinformatics workshop on Differential Gene Expression (DE)

November 16, 2020 – November 20, 2020 all-day


11/16/20 – 11/20/20 (1 week M-F)


Online by the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR), Santa Fe, NM


This program is geared towards training biologists (undergraduates, graduates and researchers) with minimal or no bioinformatics experience. Space is limited so apply early!.


To teach students the skill-set to independently analyze RNA-Seq data using the command line interface, analytical workflows and current DE tools. As part of the course, we cover UNIX fundamentals, lab protocols, data QC, alignments, read count generation, featureCounts and pathway analysis.


Topic overview

DE entails examining the fraction of the genome that is responsible for making products that drive organismal function. Gene expression is influenced by various extrinsic physiological and environmental as well as several intrinsic properties of the organism. Whole transcriptome profiles are becoming increasingly popular and generate large volumes of data. Knowing how to handle, analyze, and make biological inferences on Big Data is a powerful skill-set for both students and researchers.


Workshop Rates

New Mexico Students & New Mexico Academic Researchers Free
All other students $1,250
IDeA Researchers $1,500
Academic, Military, Government $2,000
Commercial $2,500


Application: Fill out this online application here: Bioinformatics Training Application



Unix, DE and other study guides will be provided upon acceptance.


What to expect upon acceptance

Email confirming acceptance into the internship program and further details.



The workshop will be conducted virtually using primarily Zoom as our conferencing platform.  We will also use a variety of other software and tools, and you will log onto NCGR’s Linux analysis server for the command line tools. 



Please contact Project Assistant, Ethan Price, with any additional questions you may have at and we look forward to your participation!


Sponsored by New Mexico IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (NM-INBRE).

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