Introduction to RNA-Seq Pipelines and Computational Analysis – 2020 Workshop

The Genomics Core Leuven organizes on September 29th, 2020 a mini workshop around RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) to introduce scientists, young researchers and doctoral students the rudiments of RNA-Seq technology that will allow to perform analysis on the Flemish Super Computer (VSC). No previous knowledge of sequencing, RNA-Seq or Linux is necessary.


9:00–9:30 Welcome and Introduction to Sequencing Technology
Wouter Bossuyt – Manager Genomics Core Leuven

9:30–10:30 From Sample Preparation to Sequencing: Experimental Design, Library Preparation and cDNA Sequencing
Annelien Verfaillie – NGS Exper Genomics Core Leuven

10:30–10:45 Virtual Coffee break

10:45–11:30 From Raw Read Data to Differential Gene Expression Analysis
Alvaro Cortés – NGS Bioinformatics Genomics Core Leuven

11:30–12:30 Computational Analysis of RNA-Seq Data at the Flemish Super Computer
Alexander Vapirev, Jan Ooghe – VSC Leuven. Alvaro Cortés – NGS Bioinformatics Genomics Core Leuven

12:30-13:15 Identification of mRNA Expression Patterns in the Human Blood Thanatotranscriptome
Laura G. Antiga – Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain


Program on PDF

Although this is an online workshop, 15 places will be offered on site*. Registration is required for all participants. The workshop is free of charge. Registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance. For inquiries, please send an email to [email protected]

Event Timing: 9:00-13:15, September 29th, 2020
Event Address: 04.543 – Auditorium Pentalfa, O&N I, Herestraat 49 , 3000 Leuven
Contact: [email protected]


(*) Subject to health regulations.


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