How to get the most out of your microarray experiment – from design to biology


National course open for PhD students, postdocs, researchers and other employees within all Swedish universities.

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Important dates

Application open: January 23, 2017

Application deadline: February 10, 2017

Responsible teachers: Eva Freyhult, Jessica Lindvall, Mihaela Martis

Contact information for questions regarding the course: mihaela.martis@bils.se

Course content

Gene expression microarray analysis allows the investigation of genome-wide expression changes in health and disease and has become a major tool for discovery in medicine.  Since the design, analysis, and interpretation of microarray experiments require specialized knowledge, this webinar aims to:

Topics covered will include:

  • discuss general statistics issues
  • present the types of studies that can be conducted with microarray experiments
  • show potential pitfalls in the interpretation of microarray experiments
  • provide best-practice advice for experimental design, data processing, and data representation/visualisation
  • answer your questions live on air!

The following talks will be presented:

Study design:

  • General statistics (EVA FREYHULT, NBIS/Elixir Sweden)
  • Towards different biological conditions – what to think about (JESSICA LINDVALL, NBIS/Elixir Sweden)

Microarray analysis:

  • Microrarry tehnological platforms (MIHAELA MARTIS, NBIS/Elixir Sweden)
  • Quality control and DEG analysis (MIHAELA MARTIS, NBIS/Elixir Sweden)
  • Downstream analysis – How to see the biology in your lists (JESSICA LINDVALL, NBIS/Elixir Sweden)