In this course, an introduction will be provided on genomics technologies, i.e. gene expression profiling by microarray technologies, focussing on its application in toxicology.

Date: Feb 23-27, 2015

Target audience: Graduates with a university degree in biomedical, natural, veterinary or agricultural sciences and who have a sufficient background in biology or chemistry

Program: During this course, participants will be familiarized with the theoretical and practical background of toxicogenomics. Through lectures in the mornings, knowledge will be provided about the basic principles of gene expression profiling by DNA microarrays, its technologies, the main approaches for statistical analyses and visualisation of microarray data, and its application in toxicology. In the afternoon, practical experience with the main data analyses approaches and applications will be provided by computer trainings and a discussion group meeting.
At the end of the week (Friday afternoon), the participants will give an oral presentation on theoretical assignments, which will subsequently be discussed.

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