Bioinformatics Workshop, University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2015


 Wednesday 29 Friday 31 July 2015


Genetics Dept, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo - University of São Paulo, Piracicaba,  - SP,  3091-3116, Brazil


By invitation

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Course Overview

This course will provide participants with an introduction to EMBL-EBI and its data tools and resources, covering the whole spectrum of biological / life sciences.  Hands on sessions will focus on providing skills in sequence searching and alignment and making use of resources focused on functional genomics, protein identification and protein interactions.


The course is aimed at research scientists who wish to use EMBL-EBI resources in their work. No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage.

Learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to:
  • Browse the data tools and resources at EMBL-EBI
  • Perform sequence searching and multiple alignments
  • Explore datasets within array express and search for expression information using Expression Atlas
  • Navigate the UniProtKB and InterPro databases to determine protein information.
  • Investigate molecular interactions using IntAct and explore reactions and pathways using Reactome


Time Subject Trainer
Day 1
09:30 Introduction to EMBL-EBI Sandra Orchard / Amy Tang
09:45 EBI Search & Europe PubMed Central Andrew Cowley
10:30 Break
11:00 Protein Function and Classification  Sandra Orchard
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Protein Function and Classification Tutorial Sandra Orchard
14:30 Break
15:00 Sequence Searching and Alignments Andrew Cowley
16:00 Break
16:15 Sequence Searching and Alignments Andrew Cowley
18:00 End of Day
Day 2
09:30 Sequence Searching and Alignments cotd Andrew Cowley
10:30 Break 
11:00 Sequence Searching and Alignments cotd Andrew Cowley
13:00 Lunch 
14:00 Array Express and Annotare Amy Tang
15:00 Break
15:30 Array Express and Annotare Amy Tang
17:30 End of Day
Day 3
9:30 Expression Atlas Amy Tang
10:30 Break
11:00 Expression Atlas Amy Tang
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Intact / Reactome Sandra Orchard
15:00 Break
15:30 Intact / Reactome Sandra Orchard
17:00 Wrap up and feedback All
17:30 Workshop close