Course Overview
This will be a short practical course on Bioinformatics for biologists, molecular biologists or young researchers working in the field of biomedical or biological sciences who are interested in learning, in a practical way, how to build and explore gene and protein networks and how to place in a relational context (i.e. in a network-based context) the lists of genes or proteins, often derived from genomic or proteomic analyses. The course will be held for two days in Cape Town (South Africa) at the University of Cape Town Medical School, hosted by the Computational Biology Group (CBIO). It will be given by Professor Dr. Javier De Las Rivas, from the University of Salamanca and the Spanish National Research Council (USAL/CSIC, Spain).
Intended Audience
Biologists, molecular biologists or young researchers working in the field of biomedical or biological sciences
Keywords: Protein analysis, Systems Biology, Gene Networks
Skill level of training: Beginner
Language: English
Credential awarded: No credential awarded
Type of training: Face-to-face
Venue of the course:
Dates for the course: Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th of November 2015
Course organisers: Dr. Javier De Las Rivas
Course Sponsors: H3ABioNet Local Classrooms
Course objectives

Classroom applications

Registration for classrooms opens: Thu, 01/01/1970
Registration for classrooms closes: Thu, 01/01/1970
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Notification date for successful classrooms: Thu, 01/01/1970
Maximum number of participants that may be accepted per classroom will be capped at

Participant applications

Registration for participants opens: Thu, 01/01/1970
Registration for participants closes: Thu, 01/01/1970
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Syllabus and Tools

The course will be divided in four sessions with the following topics:
(1) Bioinformatics tools for functional enrichment analysis;
(2) Construction of gene functional networks;
(3) Protein interaction networks;
(4) Construction and analysis of gene/protein networks.


The students attending do not need to know programming, but should be familiar with working on computers and keen to learn how to use Bioinformatics tools and concepts.

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Training material availability

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