Genomic Analysis in Neuroscience Course, May 20-24, 2024

30 de marzo de 2024

Introduction to Genomic Analysis in Neuroscience

Course Overview
This course will focus on analyzing genomic data in neuroscience. It will also highlight the application of genomic analyses and single-cell technologies. Lectures and interactive sessions will cover bioinformatics concepts, while hands-on sessions will guide participants in applying statistical methods to genomic data analysis.

This course will cover following topics:

  • RNA-seq
  • ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq
  • Single-cell RNA-seq
  • Single-cell transcriptome and chromatin accessibility
  • Spatial transcriptomics

The course is suitable for PhD students interested in utilizing high throughput sequencing and single-cell technologies in neuroscience research, with prerequisites including familiarity with HTS technology, basic R/Bioconductor skills, and Unix/Linux operating system experience. If you lack familiarity with these, then please complete the specified free tutorials before attending the course.

- Basic introduction to the Unix environment:

- Basic R concept tutorials:

Course Director:
Jose P Lopez-Atalaya
Instituto de Neurociencias, Universidad Miguel Hernández - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IN, UMH-CSIC). Sant Joan d'Alacant, Spain.

Jose P Lopez-Atalaya (IN, UMH-CSIC)
Mª Cruz Morenilla Palao (IN, UMH-CSIC)
Javier Morante Oria (IN, UMH-CSIC)

Keynote Speakers
Gabriel Santpere Baró: Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB), Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), DCEXS, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Anna Pascual-Reguant: National Center for Genomic Analysis (CNAG), 08028 Barcelona, Spain.

Juan Manuel Barba Reyes (Univ. Cádiz)
Marina Guillot Fernández (IN, UMH-CSIC)
Angel Marquez Galera (IN, UMH-CSIC)
Nitin Narwade (IN, UMH-CSIC)
Sergio Niñerola (IN, UMH-CSIC)
Lorenzo Puche Aroca (IN, UMH-CSIC)

Dates and schedule
The course will take place from May 20 – 24, 2024.

See detailed program in attached file (on the right).

Instituto de Neurociencias, Universidad Miguel Hernández - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Avenida Santiago Ramon Y Cajal, S/N, 03550, Sant Joan d'Alacant, Alicante, Spain.

The course is limited to 25 participants.

Local students: Register before April 15, 2024, by writing a mail to (with your supervisor in copy) and stating "IGAN2024" as subject.

International students: Please apply for a FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend on the FENSwebsite. FENS will provide travel grants for 4 students. Please note that the eligible students should be only those located/studying in Europe (but not residing or studying in Spain).