An introduction to microarray analysis

23-25 March 2010

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  • Be able to plan a microarray experiment
  • Know the typical problems encountered during the analysis of microarray data
  • Be able to perform a simple microarray analysis


The course will cover the following topics:

  • introduction to microarrays, low-level analysis (quality control, normalization);
  • experimental design of a microarray experiment;
  • detection of differential expression;
  • some functional analyses.

The course will cover only the bioinformatic/statistics aspects of a microarray experiment, and will not discuss the actual experiment.

general information

Dates: 23-25 March 2010

Schedule: 8.55 - 17.00

Location: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, building C (Animalerie), room C001

Credit points: 1.5 credit points (Research tools)

Evaluation: Active participation is required and a practical evaluation (case study or exercises) has to be passed at the end of the course

Information: Please contact Frédéric Schütz (Frederic.Schutz (at) isb-sib.ch) or the doctoral program coordinator Christiane Bobillier

Travel expenses: participants of the doctoral program are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) with the reimbursement form  to Dr. Christiane Bobillier.  No reimbursement for bus, taxi or car travel expenses will be paid.


This course is opened to all Ph.D. students with priority to doctoral program participants until 21 December 2009..
Minimum number of participants: 8, maximum: 16.

This course is free, but the effective cost is approx. CHF 300.00 per person. Therefore a waiting list will be prepared to ensure that there are no empty seats.

Registration through the web only: closed
Non doctoral program participants are automatically placed on the waiting list. Confirmation of attendance will be sent end of April 2010. 

NEW cancellation policy (CHF 200)