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Small molecules, gene products and their interaction - registration open!

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01 Jul 2013 - 05 Jul 2013 
EBI: Core resources for advanced analysis around: genes and genomes, proteins, small molecules, interactions, pathways. UM: Pathways and network analysis using WikiPathways, PathVisio and Cytoscape. DiXa: Introduction to data gathering and reanalysis.
Celia van Gelder, NBIC; Chris Evelo, Maastricht University; Egon Willighagen, Maastricht University; Tom Hancocks, EMBL-EBI, Vera Matser, EMBL-EBI & DiXa
Celia van Gelder


This five day course introduces various databases and data analysis tools to get grips on the big data in the life sciences.
The course consists of two parts, which can be followed together or seperately.

Part 1 (day 1-3) introduces the advanced uses of the gene and genomes databases, small molecule resources, the protein sequence databases, and interaction and pathway databases at EBI (a.o. UniPROT, ENSEMBL, CHEMBL, IntAct and Reactome). This first part is provided by EBI as an EBI roadshow.
The second part (day 4-5) focuses on real data analysis using pathway and network approaches with links to the databases covered in first part. Tools that will be used include WikiPathways, PathVisio and Cytoscape. Covered aspects include pathway creation, data preparation for analysis, pathway analysis. network analysis and network extension using target information. This second part is provided by the department of Bioinformatics-BiGCaT at Maastricht University in collaboration with the DiXa FP7 project on systems biology approaches in toxicogenomics. The DiXa project will provide examples about (re)use and (re)analysis of large genomics datasets.

The programme of the course can be downloaded with the link at the bottom of this page.


  • Denise Carvalho-Silva
  • Louisa Bellis
  • Sandra Orchard
  • Chris Evelo
  • Martina Kutmon
  • Christoper Hardt
  • Egon Willighagen
  • Anwesha Dutta
  • Stathis Kanterakis


The Application form can be filled in here.
Registration Closing Date: June 27, 2013.
After registration you will receive further information about hotel accommodation possibilities.

Financial support

NBIC is offering financial support (50% reduction of course fee) for a
limited number of seats for this course. Please contact Celia van Gelder
( for more details.


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