DNA microarrays, also known as DNA or gene chips, have revolutionized the field of molecular biology. They provide the ability to quickly and efficiently analyze complex biological processes. As a result, they play a leading role in the discovery of new biopharmaceuticals. Topics include: overview of DNA microarrays--types and features, array design and setting up microarray experiments, data extraction from DNA chips, preprocessing and normalization of microarray data, statistical analysis, interpretation and data mining techniques for microarray data using popular software, challenges and future technologies (next generation sequencing).
This course covers the principles and applications of the latest DNA microarray technologies, including the analysis of microarray data. It is intended for biotechnology and pharmaceutical professionals, statisticians, computer scientists and others who are interested in understanding this important technology.