Bioconductor provides software to help analyze diverse high-throughput genomic data. Common workflows include:
Import fasta, fastq, BAM, gff, bed, wig, and other sequence formats. Trim, transform, align, and manipulate sequences. Perform quality assessment, ChIP-seq, differential expression, RNA-seq, and other workflows. Access the Sequence Read Archive.
RNAseq Differential Expression
Use the parathyroidSE ExperimentData package and vignette to learn how to count reads and perform other common operations required for differential expression analysis.
Import Affymetrix, Illumina, Nimblegen, Agilent, and other platforms. Perform quality assessment, normalization, differential expression, clustering, classification, gene set enrichment, genetical genomics and other workflows for expression, exon, copy number, SNP, methylation and other assays. Access GEO, ArrayExpress, Biomart, UCSC, and other community resources.
Read and write VCF files. Identify structural location of variants and compute amino acid coding changes for non-synonymous variants. Use SIFT and PolyPhen database packages to predict consequence of amino acid coding changes.
Accessing Annotation Data
Use microarray probe, gene, pathway, gene ontology, homology and other annotations. Access GO, KEGG, NCBI, Biomart, UCSC, vendor, and other sources.
Represent common sequence data types (e.g., from BAM, gff, bed, and wig files) as genomic ranges for simple and advanced range-based queries.
High Throughput Assays
Import, transform, edit, analyze and visualize flow cytometric, mass spec, HTqPCR, cell-based, and other assays.
Transcription Factor Binding
Finding Candidate Binding Sites for Known Transcription Factors via Sequence Matching.
Cloud-enabled cis-eQTL search and annotation
Bioconductor can be used to perform detailed analyses of relationships between DNA variants and mRNA abundance. Genotype (potentially imputed) and expression data are organized in packages prior to analysis, using very concise representations. SNP and probe filters can be specified at run time. Transcriptome-wide testing can be carried out using multiple levels of concurrency (chromosomes to nodes, genes to cores is a common approach). Default outputs of the cloud-oriented interface ciseqByCluster include FDR for all SNP-gene pairs in cis, along with locus-specific annotations of genetic and genomic contexts.
RNA-Seq workflow: gene-level exploratory analysis and differential expression This lab will walk you through an end-to-end RNA-Seq differential expression workflow, using DESeq2 along with other Bioconductor packages. We will start from the FASTQ files, show how these were aligned to the reference genome, prepare gene expression values as a count matrix by counting the sequenced fragments, perform exploratory data analysis (EDA), perform differential gene expression analysis with DESeq2, and visually explore the results.
Changing genomic coordinate systems with rtracklayer::liftOver The liftOver facilities developed in conjunction with the UCSC browser track infrastructure are available for transforming data in GRanges formats. This is illustrated here with an image of the NHGRI GWAS catalog that is, as of Oct. 31 2014, distributed with coordinates defined by NCBI build hg38.
See the HOWTO for information on contributing your own workflow.