DNA Microarray Analysis - #27612

5 points course, January 2013

DTU's Studies Handbook about #27612
Course Programme (January 2013)

Next course will be held January 2013. The course runs every day for a three weeks period (7th - 25th of January 2013, room 162 in building 210), finishing with the exam on the 25th of January. The course consists of lectures, exercises and project work. Prerequisites are basic knowledge of molecular biology (#27000 or similar) and introductory math (#01005 or similar). The course will be conducted in English and does include some programing in R. For more information, please contact H. Bjørn Nielsen, or alternatively click on the links above.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
  • Account for the individual steps in a general microarray analysis.
  • Explain the overall theoretical principles behind the individual steps in the analysis.
  • Account for the preconditions and assumptions in the individual steps of the analysis.
  • Independently apply a basal microarray analysis.
  • Formulate problem formulations that may be answered by microarray analysis.
  • Answer the problem formulated by the students.
  • Collaborate in a group about the project work.
  • Read in and manipulate simple data structures in the statistical computing environment R.

Textbook: Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data, 2nd Edition
The book is not necessary for following the course, but may support understanding.

If you need to brush up on your biology
Here is a very nice lecture series (for download to you ipod or computer) by Dr Norman Cohen from Open University named DNA, RNA and protein formation

If you want to participate in the course, please sign up through the Studies Division - "studiekontoret" - at DTU. If you are not enrolled at the Technical University of Denmark, sign up as a guest student (see link below).
Registration starts medio November (15th of Nov), and ends officially primo December (1st of Dec.), but as long as there is room for more students, you can continue to register until primo January. Further questions regarding registration may be addresed to Pia Christoffersen
  • General information for guest students
    Information for non danish students are found under: "Tuition Fees for Non Danish Citizens"

  • We recomend that you use your own portable computer (Mac, Linux or Windows PC) for the course exercises. To do so, you need to install the latest version of R and Cytoscape.

  • The course exercises are intended to run on local computers, however in case you need to log-in to the CBS supercomputer you may need theese instruments. An ssh client program (guide) for MS Windows, allowing you to remote login to the CBS computers. Macintosh and Linux have ssh built-in. Also, a pedestrian guide to UNIX is available on-line.