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Fri 5 Jul 2024
09:30 - 17:00

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building

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Analysis of ChIP-seq Data with SeqMonk (IN-PERSON)

Fri 5 Jul 2024


Chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by sequencing (ChIP-seq) is a method used to identify binding sites for transcription factors, histone modifications and other DNA-binding proteins across the genome. In this course, we will cover the fundamentals of ChIP-seq data analysis, from raw data to downstream applications.

We will start with an introduction to ChIP-seq methods and cover the bioinformatic steps in processing ChIP-seq data. We will then introduce the use of the graphical program SeqMonk to explore and visualise your data. Finally, you will perform peak calling and perform differential enrichment analysis.

If you do not have a University of Cambridge Raven account please book or register your interest here.

Additional information
  • ♿ The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access.
  • Our courses are only free for registered University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged according to our charging policy.
  • Attendance will be taken on all courses and a charge is applied for non-attendance, including for University of Cambridge students. After you have booked a place, if you are unable to attend any of the live sessions, please email the Bioinfo Team.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.
  • Guidance on visiting Cambridge and finding accommodation is available here.
Target audience
  • This course is aimed at researchers with no prior experience in the analysis of ChIP-seq data, who would like to get started in processing their data and perform downstream analysis and visualisation of their results.

These are recommended, although not essential:


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Fri 5 Jul   09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building map Simon Andrews,  Hugo Tavares
Topics covered

Bioinformatics, Functional genomics, Data visualisation, ChIP-seq, Data handling, Data mining,


During this course you will learn about:

  • What is ChIP-seq and how it works
  • The characteristics of ChIP sequencing libraries and its specific data properties
  • How to process ChIP-seq data and perform quality control
  • How to visualise and explore your data
  • Peak calling theory and practice as well as differential binding analysis

After this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the different steps involved in performing ChIP-seq data analysis
  • Map your sequencing reads to a reference genome and perform post-mapping QC ready for downstream analysis
  • Use the SeqMonk software for ChIP-seq data visualisation and exploration
  • Perform de novo peak calling and recognise the distinction between narrow and broad peaks
  • Perform differential enrichment analysis

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Time Topics
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome
09:40 - 11:00 Introduction to ChIP-seq; Data processing and QC
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:30 Exercise: processing ChIP-seq data
11:30 - 12:00 Exploring and Understanding ChIP-Seq data
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Exercise: exploring ChIP-seq data
14:30 - 14:45 Break
14:45 - 15:45 Analysing ChIP-Seq Data: peak calling and differential binding
15:45 - 17:00 Exercise: Analysing ChIP-seq data
Registration Fees
  • Free for registered University of Cambridge students
  • £ 60/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, temporary visitors (students and researchers) and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • It remains the participant's responsibility to acquire prior approval from the relevant group leader, line manager or budget holder to attend the course. It is requested that people booking only do so with the agreement of the relevant party as costs will be charged back to your Lab Head or Group Supervisor.
  • £ 60/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 120/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here


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