September 15, 2020 Newsletter – RNA-Seq Analysis and Normalization, Upcoming Reddit AMA
In this edition of our newsletter, we are sharing our recent webinar on RNA-Seq and a blog post that goes with it, as well as introducing our upcoming Ask Me Anything and announcing the winners of our molecular biology software survey.
RNA-Seq Analysis and Normalization
RNA-Seq data analysis can prove to be a challenge for many researchers as the applications for this technology are quite broad. Last week, DNASTAR’s Manager of Sales and Client Support, Carl-Erik Tornqvist, PhD presented a webinar demonstrating how to use Lasergene Genomics to get the whole picture of your RNA-Seq data. Watch the webinar on our website to learn how to:
- Perform statistical analysis of differential gene expression using EdgeR or DESeq2.
- Investigate gene ontology data and connect it to your experimental results.
- Align RNA-Seq data to a reference genome in SeqMan NGen
And if you want to learn even more about RNA-Seq analysis and normalization, including how RNA-Seq data differs from genomic data, what data normalization is and how to choose the right method, check out Dr. Tornqvist’s recent blog post, RNA-Seq Assembly and Normalization Methods.
Next week: Ask a Structural Biologist Anything
Next Monday, September 21, DNASTAR will be participating in our very first Ask Me Anything, or AMA, on Reddit. An AMA is a crowdsourced interview where Reddit users can leave questions for the interviewee to answer and vote on other questions they would like to see answered. Questions will be answered by DNASTAR Principal Scientist Dr. Steve Darnell, PhD. If you have a bioinformatics, science or career question for Steve, drop him a line on Reddit on Monday morning at Steve-DNASTAR.
We want to thank everyone who took the time to complete our 2020 Molecular Biology Software Survey. The results have been shared with our product development teams, and we greatly appreciate all the feedback. Out of the over 300 responses, the winners of the three $100 gift cards are Mahmoud E., Desak D., and Agniswar S. Congratulations!