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Bioinformatics: Using R to find Genes for Disease

Bioinformatics: Using R to find Genes for Disease


Genspace NYC
132 32nd St
Suite 108
Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 5:00am


How do we find genes that have a true statistical signficance and a biological relevance? This two day course will highlight methods of finding genes involved in a disease using statistical methods, visualizations, and biological networks. We will highlight how to use the free statistical package R on the first day and then work through a biological data set on the second day. The age of genomics has given us powerful new tools for finding the source of genomic dysfuntion of many diseases. However, having more information has also brought new challenges. Oftentimes, we suffer the curse of dimensionality. This curse occurs because there are so many genes, but not as many samples of a given diseased population. In this workshop, you will learn how to use R, a programming language and free software environment, to apply statistical analyses to biological data sets, unlocking new ways of understanding the role of genes in disease. No previous experience with these topics is necessary- beginners are welcome! Please wear closed toed shoes for the lab safety protocol.

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