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Gene Expression Technologies

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Gene expression technologies are central to a wide range of biological research projects, from medical research, such as looking at effects of drug candidates at the molecular level or understanding the cellular changes during cancer development, through to ecological work, such as measuring the changes in complex microbial communities under different environmental stresses. This three-day course covers the dominant technologies that are used to measure gene expression: qPCR and RNASeq. For each technology, the principles of the technique are described followed by the details of the implementation.

The data produced by each methodology is described, and the steps required to go from raw data to reliable measures of differential gene expression are demonstrated. In addition, an outline of the preparation of samples is described, along with the quality control steps necessary to ensure that these technologies can produce reliable results.

Course Outline:

- Preparation of RNA Samples

- qPCR Methods and Data Analysis

- High Throughput Sequencing and RNASeq

- Data Analysis for RNAseq Data

Course Fees and Registration: 

Course fees can be found below. If you would like to attend this course please contact Sophie Stewart at For more details about the course, contact Peter Ashton by email or in person.

Registered PhD Fee:  £225 

Internal Academic Rate:  £300 

External Academic Rate:  £420  

Commercial Fee:  £600