Date:  22nd - 23rd February 2018

Time: 9am - 5pm on Thurs; 9am to 3pm on Fri

Venue: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre (26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington WA 6151)

Cost: ABACBS member $74, non-member $105 (visit to become an ABACBS member)

Instructors: Matt Ritchie and Shian Su from The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (

Only 25 places available so be quick and register below and pay for the workshop no later than 15th February 2018.

Description of workshop: 

In this workshop, you will be learning how to analyse RNA-seq count data, using R. This will include reading the data into R, quality control and performing differential expression analysis and gene set testing, with a focus on the limma-voom analysis workflow. You will learn how to generate common plots for analysis and visualisation of gene expression data, such as boxplots and heatmaps. This workshop is aimed at biologists interested in learning how to perform differential expression analysis of RNA-seq data when reference genomes are available.

Course outline: 

Prerequisites: Some basic R knowledge is assumed. If you are not familiar with the R statistical programming language we strongly encourage you to work through an introductory R course before attempting these materials. We recommend the Software Carpentry R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis lessons up to and including vectorisation. ResBaz Perth is having an Introduction to R workshop on 23rd - 25th January (

Please bring your own laptop with pre-installed RStudio (

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

A tour of Pawsey Supercomputing Centre will take place during one of the lunch breaks. All attendees are welcome to "Pawsey Friday" with a seminar about wave power follow by sundowner and posters by Pawsey interns (starting at 3pm on Fri).

Any inquires please contact the organiser, Su Chen (

If you would like to become an ABACBS member visit and then sign in to get the discounted rate!