Category: 2017 WS Online Lectures

Planning single cell experiments and sample suitability – Sam Lukowski

High-throughput single-cell RNAseq is an incredibly powerful tool for assessing cellular heterogeneity, investigating cell lineage specification, and for identifying rare transcripts and cell subtypes. If you are thinking of performing single cell RNAseq assays, the source of your samples and … Read more

De novo genome assembly – Torsten Seemann

How do we generate the genome sequence of our favourite organism? In this talk I will introduce the problem of de novo genome assembly; describe the strategies and caveats of the way the problem is tackled; and outline ways to … Read more

An Introduction to synthetic biology – Keith Shearwin

Synthetic biology endeavours to apply engineering principles to the design and construction of new biological parts, circuits and devices. These principles include modularity and standardization of basic biological building blocks, and rational circuit design based on consistent mathematical approaches. While … Read more

Metabolic cybernetics – David James

Complex diseases are due to an interplay between multiple parameters such as the genome, the transcriptome, the proteome and the environment. To begin to understand this, requires advances in accurate data acquisition, better ways of integrating data from different labs/centres … Read more

Cell state and cell fate – mapping cellular identity with big data – Christine Wells


Creating memorable data visualisations using the R programming language – Christopher Brown

Visualisations are a crucial aid for interpreting data and also for communicating research, yet too little attention is paid to teaching the skills required to create great visuals. A great visual will enhance the impact of your research, by helping … Read more

Network and data visualisation and analysis in Cytoscape – Melissa Davis

The representation of systems of molecular interactions as networks enables the application of graph-based visualisation and analysis methods. In this presentation, I will briefly review different methods for the visualisation and analysis of molecular networks, and then present in depth … Read more

Building and using detection models for ecological surveys – Cindy Hauser

Ecologists routinely conduct surveys to identify the presence, absence or abundance of a species they’re interested in. However there’s always a risk that they fail to detect what’s there: surveys can rarely cover the entire territory of interest; a bird … Read more

Using dynamic models to aid the conservation of harvested populations – Matthew Holden

In this talk, we discuss dynamic modelling to improve the conservation of exploited species. Using simple coupled nonlinear differential equations, we will explore how the price of plant and animal products can reveal the fate of harvested populations under different … Read more

Modelling and managing complex ecosystems – Michael Bode

The world’s ecosystems have been driven to the point of collapse by human activities. Conservation biologists often aim to reverse this decline by undertaking expensive interventions: eradicating invasive species, re-introducing native species that have been locally extirpated, or re-starting old … Read more