Gene Expression Analysis in the Age of Mass Sequencing: An Introduction

  • Christian PilarskyEmail author
  • Lahiri Kanth Nanduri
  • Janine Roy
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1381)


During the last years the technology used for gene expression analysis has changed dramatically. The old mainstay, DNA microarray, has served its due course and will soon be replaced by next-generation sequencing (NGS), the Swiss army knife of modern high-throughput nucleic acid-based analysis. Therefore preparation technologies have to adapt to suit the emerging NGS technology platform. Moreover, interpretation of the results is still time consuming and employs the use of high-end computers usually not found in molecular biology laboratories. Alternatively, cloud computing might solve this problem. Nevertheless, these new challenges have to be embraced for gene expression analysis in general.

Key words

Next-generation sequencing RNA-seq 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Pilarsky
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lahiri Kanth Nanduri
    • 1
  • Janine Roy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTU DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Biotechnology CenterTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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