EMBO Practical Course: Computational analysis of protein-protein
interactions for bench biologists
2nd – 8th September 2012, MDC Berlin, Germany
- How can bioinformatics help me predict/analyse my protein’s interactions?
- Which databases give information on existing experimental data on my protein’s interactions?
Focusing on these, and other related questions, this course aims to help bench scientists become more effective at exploiting the wide range of commonly-used bioinformatics tools that can be used to identify, understand, and predict protein-protein interactions (PPIs) by analysing their structure, sequences, and other features.
The target group for the course are experimental scientists needing to analyse PPI data in their work, and who have limited experience using bioinformatics tools and resources that can help enhance their understanding and analysis of this, and related, data.
The course covers analyses and tools that are applied **after** potential PPIs have been identified i.e. it does not cover analysis of the raw data from e.g. mass spectrometry using tools such as Mascot, PEAKS, SPIDER etc.
Course trainers include developers of many commonly-used tools including Cytoscape, CLUSTALX, Pfam, IUPRED, STRING, STITCH, REFLECT, ScanSite, ELM, and PhosphoELM. In addition, many other key resources will be covered, for example BLAST, JalView, SMART, PyMOL, PISA and UniProt. Most tools used during the course are web-based and can be used, free of charge, by academic scientists worldwide.
The registration deadline is Friday June 15th 2012.
There is a course fee of 200 euros for academics, 1000 euros for scientists from industry.
Places on the course are limited; applicants will be selected on the basis of the extent to which we expect their own work would benefit from attending the course. Thus, applicants are advised to highlight in their application both (i) clear examples of where they need to apply these methods in their current work and (ii) the extent of their previous experience using such approaches.
Please contact the organisers
(Miguel Andrade email@example.com; Aidan Budd firstname.lastname@example.org; Toby Gibson email@example.com; Denis Shields firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions on scientific aspects of the course, or Michaela Herzig (email@example.com) if you have questions concerning logistics/administration.