Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, St. John's Campus & WebEx

ACC Workshop on RNAseq 2022

Atlantic Cancer Consortium (ACC) Workshop - Terry Fox Research Institute - May 16-19, 2022

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Deadline April 25th, 2022 April 28th, 2022









Aims and Contents

This event aims to provide an overview of several aspects of RNA sequencing from libraries preparation to data analysis, with a particular emphasis on providing access to this technology to beginners via the usage of local resources and online analysis tools.

This event will cover:
  • A Seminar open to all
  • Two Bioinformatics workshops for bulk and single-cell RNAseq analysis
  • A Hand-on RNAseq Library preparation training

Seminar Speakers

May 16th, Faculty of Medicine | Room 5M101, 300 Prince Philip Dr, St. John's, NL A1B 3V6

# # ENS

Laurent Jourdren

Bioinformatics Lead, GenomiqueENS – Plateforme génomique, ENS Paris

# # MUN

Tom Belbin

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

# # DAL

Dan Gaston

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University

# # EH

Darren O'Reilly

Director, Centre for Translational Genomics, Eastern Health

# # MUN

Lourdes Peña-Castillo

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, Memorial University

# # ONT

Ana Dysko

Cancer research lead Segment marketing manager at Oxford Nanopore Technology

# # 10XG

Egon J Ranghini

Science & Technology Advisor, 10X Genomics

# # Student

Zia Hasan

PhD Student, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

# # Student

Leah MacLean

PhD Student, Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University

# # MUN

Akinola A. Alafiatayon

PostDoc, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

# # MUN

Barathy Logendra

Research Assistant, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

Industrial Partners

10X Genomics expexts will be present onsite and available for consultation.

Patrick Lacasse

Sales Executive

Jasmine Nault

Sales Associate

Sessions & Fees

Here are our four sessions

Hybrid Seminar Day

May 16th, 2022 - All day

Open to All


  • One Day Conference
  • Local and International Speakers
  • Coffee-break & Networking
  • Technical Question
  • Industrial Partner Booth (10X Genomics)
  • Student sessions

Hybrid Bioinformatics Workshop (Bulk RNAseq)

May 17th, 2022 - All day | RNAseq Analysis using online ressources (Galaxy)

Limited to 30 participants

CA$ 50

  • One full Day training
  • Data QC
  • Read Alignment
  • Gene Expression Quantification
  • Gene Differential Analysis

Hybrid Workshop on Single-cell RNAseq (lecture and tutorial)

May 18th, 2022 Afternoon | Single-cell RNAseq Analysis using 10X Genomics Platform

Limited to 30 participants

CA$ 30

  • Half Day training
  • Experimental Design
  • Workflow and QC
  • Bioinformatics analysis

Hand-on Library preparation (Onsite)

May 18th & 19th, 2022 Mornings | Hand-on pratical on RNAseq Library Preparation using portable sequencers

Limited to 5 participants


  • Two half-Day session
  • Lab protocol
  • QC
  • Sequencing
  • Data visualization

Seminar day Agenda


Opening remarks

Margaret Steele

Dean of Medicine

Memorial University


ACC presentation

Sherri Christian

Associate Professor

ACC Pilot Project Program Lead

Technical Session | Moderator: Tom Belbin (MUN)


Introduction to RNAseq

& Clinical aspects


Dan Gaston

Assistant Professor

Dalhousie University

Coffee break


Single-cell RNAseq technologies

10X Genomics


Presentation of Eoulsan, an integrated RNAseq tool pipeline

Laurent Jourden

Bioinformatics Lead

École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France  

Lunch Break


Presentation of the Center for Translational Genomics

Darren O'Reilly


Centre for Translational Genomics

Eastern Health


Reaching new Levels of Biological Insights with Single Cell Multiomics

Egon J. J Ranghini

, Science & Technology Advisor

10X Genomics

Project Session | Moderator: Dan Gaston (Dalhousie)


Mapping cell heterogeneity in hippocampus using single cell RNAseq

Zia Hasan

PhD Student

Memorial University


ONT RNAseq solutions

Anna Dysko

Coffee break


Introduction to online RNAseq analysis (Galaxy)

Tom Belbin

Associate Professor

Memorial University


How to describe RNAs for better identification of their class

Lourdes Peña-Castillo

Associate Professor

Memorial University


Immunological profiling of bulk tumour datasets with CIBERSORT

Leah MacLean
PhD Student
Dalhousie University


Closing remarks

Gerald C. Johnston

Scientific Director

Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute