Transcriptomics workshop as a satellite to ComBio2015

Date(s) - 02/10/2015 - 03/10/2015
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

LIMS Computer Lab 308, La Trobe University


There will be a 2-day beginners-level workshop for analysis of transcriptomes held at La Trobe University as a satellite to the 2015 Melbourne ComBio conference on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October.


This workshop is designed to teach the fundamental skills to map or de novo assemble RNA-seq data and basic differential expression analysis. We will have an introduction to RNA-seq experimental design, and learn the basics of mapping to a reference genome and counting gene transcripts, de novo assembly for non-model organisms, and preliminary differential expression analysis. This workshop will run in a Unix environment. However, no prior Unix experience is required. Workshop participants are welcome to bring their own next-generation transcriptome data, which they may move onto later in the second day. The workshop will be led by Nathan Hall, a senior bioinformatician at La Trobe University and the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative.


The workshop is hands-on (every person has a terminal) and attendance at the workshop is limited to 25 places and it only costs $50 to register. We have also secured low-cost accommodation at La Trobe as the workshop ends just before the AFL grand final.


To find out more or to register your interest in attending, go to:


Program Committee


Nathan Hall

Andrew Robinson

Josh Mylne


Jim Whelan