Extracting Normalized Expression from Trained Model on Variable Subset

Hello, apologies for a somewhat trivial question.

I am trying to extract the normalized expression matrix from my trained model, which was done so on a subset of variable genes. I want to plot a heatmap of the expression but not all of my curated markers appear in the variable genes list used to train the model. I was under the impression I could still extract normalized expression for any gene regardless of whether it was used to train the model. Is this correct or do I need to retrain the model including genes of interest to extract their denoised-normalized expression for visualization?

Thanks in advance!

Hi, scVI models can only generate gene expression for genes used during training, so yes you would have to retrain your model.

Okay yes I thought so, just wanted to confirm. Thanks for that!