29-4 September/October 2022



Bulk RNASeq: from counts to differential expression

This 2-day course consists of e-learning on counting, showing tools to generate count files (e.g. FeatureCounts, HTSeq Count) and how these count files are used to identify differentially expressed genes. The course also offers two face-to-face sessions on differential expression analysis in R and all the questions that arise when analysing your own data.


Knowledge of NGS data formats and the first steps in the analysis workflow (fastqc -> bam files). If you are a newbie in the field, you have to follow the NGS introduction training first. 

Experience in R programming. If you never worked in R you should attend the R introduction ​training first.

Software demonstrated

  • Counting using Galaxy: STAR, htseq-counts, FeatureCounts
  • Identification of DE using Bioconductor: DESeq2 + other packages like tximeta (script for EdgeR is provided but not demonstrated)
  • Visualization of results using R: ggplot2, pheatmap,
  • Mapping of IDs to Gene symbols using Bioconductor: AnnotationDbi 


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