Summer School 2019 - Functional Genomics

CRUK Bioinformatics Summer School 2019: Functional Genomics

CRUK Cambdridge Centre.
15th - 19th July 2019: Craik-Marshall Room, Downing Site, University of Cambridge


Functional genomics looks at the dynamic aspects of how the genome functions within cells, particularly in the form of gene expression (transcription) and gene regulation. This workshop surveys current methods for functional genomics using high-throughput technologies.

High-throughput technologies such as next generation sequencing (NGS) can routinely produce massive amounts of data. However, such datasets pose new challenges in the way the data have to be analyzed, annotated and interpreted which are not trivial and are daunting to the wet-lab biologist. This course covers state-of-the-art and best-practice tools for bulk RNA-seq and ChIP-seq data analysis, and will also introduce approaches in prognostic gene signatures.


Enthusiastic and motivated wet-lab biologists who want to gain more of an understanding of NGS data and eventually progress to analysing their own data


The course will include a great deal of hands-on work in R and at the command line. In order for you to make the most of the course we strongly recommend that you take an introductory course, or have sufficient experience in the following areas:

More specific requirements and references can be found here

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During this course you will learn about:-


After the course you should be able to:-

Day 0 (July 14th )

**SOCIAL 18:00 - .. Informal get-together at The Grain and Hop Store (close to accommodation in Downing College). Meet fellow attendees and some of your trainers.
Join us for a drink and dinner (self-paying), and to meet your colleagues for the next few days

**Note that the Training Room in Craik-Marshall building (1st Floor) will be open from 9am. School etherpad (E-whiteboard) is here **

Day 1 (July 15th)

Breakfast at Downing College is at 8.45-9.15am.

C-M Training room.

Day 2 (July 16th)

SOCIAL: Punting trip - leave from Mill Lane punting site at 18:00 (~10 min walk from Craik-Marshall) Google Map. Scudamore’s Web-site & Mill lane map.

Day 3 (July 17th)

**SOCIAL: Summer School evening meal & Reception at the nearby Downing College at 18:30 to 22:30.. If you do not wish to attend this meal (free to attendees) then please let us know ASAP. Smart casual dress. Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ (Site map in link below). The college should put up signage to help you find the venue.
The reception is at 6.30pm and dinner at 7.30pm Plus a post-Dinner talk: “Perspectives in AI for Cancer Bioinformatics by Rory Stark”. **
Drinks Reception 18:30- 19:30 Grace Howard Room, Dinner 19:30 -22:30 Grace Howard Room

Day 4 (July 18th)

Day 5 (July 19th)