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Welcome to GeoMx Academy Advanced Courses!

Here you can find a collection of the advanced courses we offer here in the GeoMx Academy. These advanced courses offer an immersive way to learn about the technology and how to best use it in your research. During the course you will interact directly with our application scientist instructors as well as other attendees. When you sign-up for a course, you’ll receive an email that confirms registration and provides the necessary ‘pre-work’ for you to review prior to the training session. You can expect the following with the advanced coursework offered here:

Step 1: Sign-up for your course of interest.

Step 2: Keep an eye out for your confirmation email containing course prep material.

Step 3: Review prep material before your course session (up to 45-60 minutes of material).

Step 4: Come to your GeoMx Academy Course ready to learn!

GeoMx Academy Advanced Courses

GeoMx & NGS 201a
GeoMx & NGS 201b
GeoMx & Data Analysis 202a
GeoMx & NGS 201a

GeoMx & NGS 201a: Cancer Transcriptome Atlas (3 hours)

This course is for users already trained on running GeoMx DSP for either protein or RNA nCounter readout and would like to run the CTA NGS readout application. You can expect to leave with all the knowledge necessary to run the CTA with NGS readout on your GeoMx® instrument. The course will cover:

  • NGS readout site preparation including required computer hardware and software infrastructure, equipment, materials and reagent
  • Slide preparation protocol and best practices
  • NGS-specific GeoMx instrument operation
  • NGS readout protocol walk through including PCR setup, QC, purifying and pooling the NGS library
  • Accessing required software downloads

NanoString will provide you with a copy of the presentation and recording from the session, as well as a certificate of completion. Please note, data processing and analysis will be covered in GeoMx & Data Analysis 202a: NGS Readout.

Upcoming NGS 201: CTA Sessions

  • February 4, 2021 | 9am PT/12pm ET
  • February 18, 2021 | 9am PT/12pm ET
  • March 4, 2021 | 9am PT/12pm ET

Register for this course here!

CTA training kit to run CTA independently after the training is not included in this course. You can request a CTA Training Kit here if needed.

GeoMx & NGS 201b

GeoMx & NGS 201b: Protein Assays (1 hour)

This course is for users already trained in the GeoMx & NGS 201a: CTA course and would like to run the Protein NGS read-out application. You can expect to leave with all the knowledge necessary to run the protein assay with NGS read-out on your GeoMx® instrument. The course will cover:

  • Protein-specific materials and reagents
  • Slide preparation protocol and best practices
  • Protein-specific data analysis
  • Accessing required software downloads

NanoString will provide you with a copy of the presentation and recording from the session, as well as a certificate of completion. Please note, data analysis and processing will be covered in GeoMx & Data Analysis 202a: NGS Readout course below.

Upcoming NGS 202: Protein Assay Courses

Coming soon!

Be notified when this course is available!

GeoMx & Data Analysis 202a

GeoMx & Data Analysis 202a: NGS Readout (1 hour)

This course is for users who are ready to analyze their CTA data. This includes users with data from a Technology Access Program (TAP) CTA study or those with access to their own instrument who have completed GeoMx & NGS 201a: Cancer Transcriptome Atlas (CTA) and are ready to analyze their data from the CTA training kit. This course is designed to highlight key features of the data analysis software specific to CTA datasets. You can expect to leave with all the knowledge necessary to run data analysis on a CTA dataset. The course will cover:

  • Importing data and setting up a data analysis study
  • Dataset QC
  • Normalization methods
  • Visualization plots
  • Available statistical analyses

NanoString will provide you with a copy of the presentation, a demo dataset for practice and recording from the session.

Upcoming Data Analysis: NGS Readout Sessions

  • February 5, 2021 | 9am PT/12pm ET
  • February 19, 2021 | 9am PT/12pm ET

Register for this course here!

GeoMx Academy Advanced Courses Coming Soon:

  • GeoMx ROI Selection 201d – Advanced Segmentation
  • GeoMx Sample Prep 201e – Morphology Marker Optimization
  • GeoMx Data Analysis 202b – nCounter Readout
  • GeoMx & nCounter 201c – Protein Assays
  • GeoMx & NGS 201c – Whole Transcriptome Atlas (WTA)

Want to learn more? 

View the online GeoMx DSP User Guide to view helpful support documents, guidelines, training videos and more!