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UNIMIB Joint Informatics, Biology and Medicine Short Doctoral Course 2012
Dr. Daniele Merico, Molecular And Cellular Biology Informatics Core Manager, The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG), Toronto, Canada.
May 17 and May 18, 2012.
The course will be held in Aula U2/8a, Edificio U2, Piazzale della Scienza, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca.
This workshop is geared towards biologists working with Omics data (e.g. gene expression, protein expression, molecular interactions, large-scale genetic screens and other omics data) from human and model Eukaryotic organisms who are interested in interpreting large gene lists resulting from their experiments. Concepts will be applicable to omics data from non-eukaryotic organisms, but software and demonstrations will not cover them. Prerequisite: Your own laptop computer. Minimum requirements: 1024x768 screen resolution, 1.5GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, recent versions of Windows, Mac OS X or Linux (Most computers purchased in the past 3-4 years likely meet these requirements).
Many research programs often slow or stall after generating a gene list. The course covers the bioinformatics concepts and tools available for annotating and determining functional enrichment of a gene list and analyzing networks. The workshop is focused on the principles and concepts required for analyzing and conducting pathway analysis on a gene list from any organism, although focus will be on human and model Eukaryotic organisms. Specifically, we will focus on 1) getting more information about a gene list, 2) finding out how a set of genes is connected, 3) discovering what's enriched in a gene list (and using it for hypothesis generation) and 4) extending or refining a gene list. An analysis flow chart will be developed throughout the course.
Course Prerequisites, Material and Requirements
The course slides are on the BaderLab site.
Course Outline and Preliminary Timetable
Day 1, May 17th - Gene Lists
Day 2, May 18th - Networks
Registration and More Information
Registration now closed.
The course is organized by the BIMIB Group of the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication, in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences and the the PhD Program in Translational and Molecular Medicine (DIMET) of the Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca.
Please register by sending and email to joint-doctoral-course +at+ disco.unimib.it; the same address can be used to request other inquiries. There is no fee for registering.
The course has been made possible by the Regione Lombardia ASTIL program, project RetroNet, grant n. 12-4-5148000-40; U.A 053.