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Tutorial Details: Microarray Technology and Software Tools

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 402 Walter
Instructor(s): Wayne Xu, MSI

Microarray is a powerful technology for biological exploration that enables researchers to simultaneously measure the level of activity of thousands of genes. It is becoming a routine experimental technique in life science research.

This tutorial provides an overview of this technology. Topics include different microarray platforms, array design, data acquisition, data normalization, data analysis, and gene list interpretation. We will also introduce and compare several microarray software tools available at MSI.

Prerequisites: Basic biology