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Upcoming events hosted by or involving Genetics Otago will be listed here. Please check back regularly for updates. A calendar of events that may be of interest to our members can be found at the bottom of this page and in the sidebar of other pages on this site, please note that this includes events hosted outside of Genetics Otago.


SPLiT-Seq Workshop

Are you thinking of using SPLiTseq or similar combinatorial techniques to do single-cell RNAseq? Please join us for a training session, led by Nathan Kenny and supported by Genetics Otago, Decode, and Parse Biosciences, in the Biochemistry Department. This course will take you through the theory of combinatorial indexing, how you can extract and analyse barcoded mRNA reads, and the basics of Seurat-centred workflows for interacting with your data. This workshop will be running on the afternoon of the 23rd and all day on the 24th of February and is suitable for both staff and students. The course is largely practical, so some command-line literacy is useful (although help will be provided), and a laptop will be needed to run the exercises “on the cloud”.

Parse Biosciences is also offering the chance to hear about their version of SPLiTseq, and Chris Wicky from Decode will join us at 3PM on the 24th to take us through the Parse kits and their computational pipeline. Parse is also offering the chance to apply for their Parse Core Grant programme – with a fixation and 100,000 cell kit up for grabs, along with training and technical support. If you would like to join for this but can’t make the entire training, registration here would be helpful for catering purposes.

Date: 23rd and 24th February 2023
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (23rd Jan) and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (24th Jan)
Location: Seminar Room 231, Biochemistry Building

Equipment Needed: Laptop with the ability to use a terminal/putty (some basic instructions on this can be provided if necessary).

Registration for this event is now open, via the button below. Responses can be edited up until the closing date using the link provided at the end of the registration process, you will need to save this link if you would like to return to your responses.

Register Here

The details of the programme are still to be confirmed. Chris Wicky (Decode Science) will give his presentation at 3pm on the 23rd.


If you have any questions please contact us.

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