HGSS x MiCM Transcriptomics Bootcamp

Date: December 1st

Time: Reception starts at 8:00 am 

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 521 (The Jonathan C. Meakins Amphitheatre).

Registration fee: $11 CAD + taxes

Refreshments and boxed lunch will be provided for all registered atendees. 

Registration is now closed

The MiCM will be collaborating with the Human Genetics Student Society to host a full-day in-person event to boost your bioinformatic skills and improve your understanding of transcriptomic data analysis. We will kickstart the day with a discussion panel between the workshop instructors to answer some of the most pressing questions in the field.

The event will close with a Keynote talk from Prof. Hamed Najafabadi from the CSG Lab titled 

"Using transcriptomics to understand the gene regulatory basis of human diseases"

Based on their level of experience in bioinformatics, atendees can choose one of two workshop tracks:

  • Beginner stream that will introduce attendees to the basics of bulk and single cell RNA-seq data analysis. 
  • Advanced stream with workshops on long read RNA-seq data analysis and advanced topics in single cell transcriptomics. Atendees will have the opportunity to tests the acquired skills on their own dataset during the final  "bring your own data" session. 

The keynote talk will be open to all McGill students at no cost

Look at the official event poster for more details! 


08:00-08:30 Reception
08:30-9:00 Opening discussion panel with instructors
9:00-9:20 Coffee break
9:20-12:00 Workshop block 1 (See stream-specific schedule below)
12:00-12:45 Lunch break
12:45-16:00 Workshop block 2 (See stream-specific schedule below)
16:00-16:25 Break 
16:25-16:30 Keynote speaker introduction
16:30-17:30 Keynote talk: Using transcriptomics to understand the gene regulatory basis of human diseases
17:30-17:45 Concluding remarks


Beginner Stream Workshop Schedule

09:20-12:00 Intro to RNA seq data formats, preprocessing and quantification Audrey Baguette
12:45-13:45 Differential Expression analysis Audrey Baguette
14:00-16:00 Intro to single-cell technologies Yasmin Jolasun


Advanced Stream Workshop Schedule

09:20-12:00 long-read RNA seq data analysis Michael Apostolides
12:45-15:00 single-cell RNA seq data clustering and trajectory inference Yumin Zheng
15:00-16:00 "Bring Your Own Data" Lab 

Michael Apostolides and

Yumin Zheng



Organizer Info


Co-Curricular Record

Your participation in these workshops will be recognized on your co-curricular record CCR (you must attend the full workshop to get recognition).

Co-curricular Record Approved

Any questions?

Feel free to contact workshop-micm [at] mcgill.ca or hgss.pgss [at] mail.mcgill.ca 

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