Practical Course on Gene/Protein Functional Networks and Interactomes

    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).

    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.

    Dates:    Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th of November 2015 
    Place:     Cape Town, South Africa 
    Venue:   Health Teaching Labs 1-2, Basement of Anatomy Building, UCT Medical School, Anzio Rd, Observatory
    Time:     9:30 to 16:30

    Lecturer: Dr. Javier De Las Rivas
    Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics Group
    Cancer Research Center (CiC-IBMCC, CSIC/USAL)
    University of Salamanca, Spain
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