RNA Satellite Workshops

1 - RNA-seq Bioinformatics Workshop

10 Sep 2018, Monday

RNA-seq Bioinformatics Workshop 2018
Venue: NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6),
#04-01 SMART Classroom
14 Medical Drive, S117599

Scope and Topics:

This workshop designed for scientists who are interested in analysing RNAseq datasets produced by The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium (TCGA). It will consist of a theoretical introduction to RNA-seq, R language and of practical exercises.

Participants will gain practical experience and skills in:

  • Quick initiation to R programming
  • Load and explore RNA-Seq dataset with R
  • RNAseq functional analysis with R
  • Differential gene expression analysis using Deseq2/R

Program:

08:30 – 09:00 Arrival and Registration
09:00 – 10:30 Introduction to RNA-seq and pre-processing using Base Space
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Refreshments
11:00 – 13:00 Practical Course
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:30 Practical Course

International Speaker:

Daniel Gautheret

Professor at Paris South University, France
Head, Bioinformatics Facility, Gustave Roussy Cancer Center

Professor Daniel Gautheret is a Group leader at Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (Paris South University) and the Head of the bioinformatics facility at Gustave Roussy Cancer Center in Villejuif.
His team is involved in the development of numerous algorithms and software dedicated to RNA analysis, including RNAProf (Software for the analysis of differential processing events from RNA-seq data) and ERPIN (a RNA Motif search program).

Local Speaker:

Yue Ying TAN

Senior Bioinformatics Specialist (South Asia and Korea), Illumina.

Yue Ying has been with Illumina since August 2012 where she joined us from The Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore. During this time, she has accumulated a long laundry list of achievements in both pre- and post-sales support of bioinformatics within APAC, most notably the customer solutions excellence awards. Yue Ying is now a proof-of-concept data analysis veteran, having worked on successful pre-sales projects in bacteria whole genome sequencing, RNA-Seq, metagenomics, mitochondrial analysis and viral detection to name a few. Yue Ying also leads the interactions with our sales channel partners on all things bioinformatics and has been piloting several initiatives to upskill our customers in the region.

 

Registration fee chargeable Fee
Workshop $50

Price is subjected to 7% GST

Online registration is CLOSED.

2 - Industry Presentation: RNA-seq Library Preparation

11 Sep 2018, Tuesday – Morning Session

Industry Presentation: RNA-seq Library Preparation
Venue: NUS, #03-01S, MD6
14 Medical Drive, S117599

Scope and Topics:
This workshop designed for scientists who are interested in generating Illumina library for the study of long non-coding RNAs. Participants will have a hand-on practical in the lab in order to learn the best practice to produce this type of data.

Participants will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • RNA-Seq applications commonly used in the research community
  • Advanced RNA-seq techniques such as RNA-ImmunoPrecipitation (RIPs), miRNA
  • Profiling of single cells using Next Generation Sequencing
  • Experiment design, library preparation options, sequencing considerations & platform choices

Program:

08:30 – 09:00 Arrival and Registration
09:00 – 09:50 Advancing Your Research by Next Generation RNA-Sequencing
09:50 – 10:10 Morning Refreshments
10:10 – 11:00 Molecular Profiling of Single Cells Using Next Generation Sequencing
11:00 – 11:50 How to Plan Your Next Generation RNA-Sequencing?
11:50 – 13:00 Lunch

Local Speakers:

  Shen Mynn TAN

Sr. Specialist, Oncology & Genetic Diseases (South Asia), Illumina

Shen Mynn Tan is a Senior Specialist at Illumina South Asia, where he drives the adoption of Next-Generation Sequencing for both Oncology and Genetic Diseases markets. In addition to 4 years of regional commercial NGS experience, he has spent more than a decade at the bench during his postgrad and postdoc training stints at top research labs in Singapore and the United States. His broad scientific interests range from stem cells and oncology to miRNAs and RNA biology, and his passion is to propel the transition of NGS from bench to bedside.

Kian Chew LIM

Field Applications Scientist (South Asia), Illumina

Kian Chew has been with Illumina since 2012 as Field Application Scientist and has been working closely with NGS users on consultation and training. He also manages Illumina’s distribution partner application support in South East Asia including Thailand and Indonesia. Previously he was part of Genome Institute of Singapore, GTB group for 4 years focusing on NGS platform.

Jing En FOONG

Field Applications Scientist (South Asia), Illumina

Jing En FOONG is a Field Applications Scientist based in Illumina Singapore, providing support in South Asia region for Illumina’s high throughput sequencing and array systems. Her experience includes microbial research, product development and quality control, and next generation sequencing.

Online registration is CLOSED.

Please note that Registration for Morning Session is free & Registration for the Afternoon Hands-on Workshop is limited to 8 attendees with charges.

3 - RNA-seq Library Hands-on Workshop

11 Sep 2018, Tuesday – Afternoon Session

RNA-seq Library Hands-on Workshop 2018
Venue: NUS, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (MD6), Level 11
14 Medical Drive, S117599

Scope and Topics:
This practical workshop designed for scientists who are interested in generating Illumina non-coding RNA library.

Participants will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Non-coding RNA library preparation
  • RNA depletion & fragmentation
  • First and second strand cDNA synthesis
  • 3′ Ends adenylation, Adapter ligation & DNA Fragment Enrichment
  • Library QC

Program:

13:00 – 18:00             Practical Course

Registration fee chargeable Fee
Morning Industry Presentation FOC
Afternoon Hands-on Workshop $100

Price is subjected to 7% GST

Online registration is CLOSED.

Please note that Registration for Morning Session is free & Registration for the Afternoon Hands-on Workshop is limited to 8 attendees with charges.