Dr Sonika Tyagi
Sonika is a Bioinformatician and currently manages Monash Bioinformatics Platform at the Monash University in Melbourne. After obtaining her PhD in Bioinformatics in 2007 Sonika has done postdoctoral work at UQ, QIMR and APCRC-Q in Brisbane. She later moved to Melbourne to join AGRF where she worked for six years before joining the Monash University. Sonika’s research interest are in genomics and transcriptomics and particularly in studying non-coding part of the genome. Sonika is also active in Bioinformatics training and is member of various national and international Bioinformatics education and training networks such as BPA-CSIRO, EMBL-EBI, ABACBS, EMBL-ABR and GOBLET.
Which parts of the genome are available for transcription at a given moment and what are current techniques to study them? In this talk I will give an overview of the various techniques to study epigenetic properties of the genome including structural modification of DNA and chromatin. I would introduce workflows to analyse ChIPseq and ATACseq data with emphasis on experimental design and quality control. I would also touch upon various free resources available to assist with the downstream analysis.