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    Jaakko Kangasjärvi
    P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
    00014 University of Helsinki
    Phone +358-(0)29-41 59444

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    Karen Sims-Huopaniemi
    Room 2013, Environment Building
    P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 2a)
    00014 University of Helsinki
    Phone +358-(0)50-448 2228

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Fascination of Plants Days


RNA-seq data analysis with Chipster 1ECT

29 October 2015, University of Helsinki Viikki Campus, Info computer classroom 138

This hands-on course introduces the participants to RNA-seq data analysis concepts and tools. It covers the whole workflow from quality control (FastQC and PRINSEQ) and alignment (TopHat) to quantification (HTSeq) and differential expression analysis (edgeR and DESeq), as well as genome browser visualization.

The free and user-friendly Chipster software ( is used in the exercises, so no previous knowledge of Unix or R is required, and the course is thus suitable for everybody.

Trainers are Eija Korpelainen and Maria Lehtivaara from CSC.

Registration via WebOodi (deadline 4th October).

The course is organised by CSC and the DPPS.