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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

The training course “From gene expression to networks”: a real success!

Thanks to the support of the LabEx SPS but also of the Life Science Department of Université Paris-Saclay (via the CompBio project) and of the MIA department of INRA (via the methodological network NETBIO), a training course entitled “From gene expression to networks” was proposed from May to December 2017 to all academics interested in this topic. This course, organized in 6 independent modules, addressed the different stages of the bioinformatic and statistical analyzes applied to transcriptomics. For each module, specialists shared their expertise and teaching skills with the attendees. In the morning, concepts and methods were described during talks. In the afternoon, a group of up to 25 people could go further into these methods through practicals.

This school was truly successful with 78 people attending the morning talks, including 55 members of the SPS LabEx in addition to 14 other members of the Université Paris-Saclay. The 6 sessions of hands-on training gathered 31 people including 17 members of the SPS LabEx and 5 other members of the Université Paris-Saclay. They could talk about sequencing technologies and bio-informatic analyzes or be introduced to statistical analyzes with R.

Having one module per month was really appreciated and the attendees mentioned the quality of the talks as well as the efforts of the speakers to present clearly various complex concepts.

After this school mainly dedicated to the members of the Université Paris-Saclay, the organizers will offer similar training in France and abroad in 2018.