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Applied Functional Genomics

I am very happy to confirm that you have been admitted to the Functional Genomics Theory course (5BI212) at Umeå University. My name is Nathaniel Street (please call me Nat) and I am the course leader. On this page you will find important information that will be useful, so please read it carefully. If you have any questions, you can use the contact form below or contact me at nathaniel.street@umu.se. We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy participating in the course.

How to start

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  • 3. Course registration

    Register for the course
    You need to register for the course, which will be done by my department. For this course, you sign up for registration during an introduction meeting on Wednesday April 28 2023 at 09:00 in S305-flex.

    Course site
    You can login to the Canvas with your UmU-id to access the course site.

    If you have not yet activated your UmU-id you can do so here.

    Details for logging in to Canvas are here.

  • 4. Course start


    Time: 09:00

    Location: S305-flex

    Schedule is published here no later than 30 days before the start of the course

    Course start with introduction meeting
    If you are unable to attend the introduction session please notify me beforehand! If you cannot attend the introduction and have not notified us, you will not be registered and risk losing your place (seat). Please send a message to Nathaniel Street before May 05 2023 to be sure that you will be registered for the course even if you are unable to be present for the course start.

    The course begins with registration and an introduction. We will cover the following topics:

    • How to perform sequencing data quality control
    • RNA-Seq analysis and co-expression network inference
    • Exploring gene function and integrating additional evidence types

About the course

  • Programme/course information

    About the Course
    The course involves group work and each member of the group is expected contribute equally. There are end of week assignments to be submitted in Canvas and group presentations on Friday 2 June 2023 in S305-flex. The presentations are assessed and therefore mandatory. There is no ’hall exam’.


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