Interactions & Pathways - IntAct


  Friday 3 February 2017


University of Cambridge - Downing Site, Cambridge,  CB2 3AR, United Kingdom

Application opens: 

Friday December 16 2016

Application deadline: 

Friday January 27 2017


First come, first served

Registration fee: 

£50 University of Cambridge staff and other academicparticipants / £100 Industry participants

Registration closed

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Course Overview

This workshop will introduce open-source tools for creating, representing and analysing molecular interaction data. Practical sessions will explore the EMBL-EBI IntAct database and use Cytoscape visualise protein interactions.


  • This workshop is aimed at researchers who are either generating or integrating molecular interaction data in their research. This could be protein-protein interaction as well as protein-RNA, protein-DNA and protein-small molecular interactions.
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here

Modules and resources

After this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the types of data, and data formats, found in molecular interaction databases
  • Analyse molecular interaction data
  • Apply tools for basic molecular interaction network analysis 

Learning outcomes

During this course you will learn about:

  • Open-source tools for searching, creating, representing and analysing molecular interaction data
  • Data formats and standards for molecular interaction data
  • The EMBL-EBI’s IntAct database and Complex Portal
  • Briefly exploring Cytoscape, a powerful application for analysing molecular interaction networks. 


Time Topic Trainer
Day 1 - Friday 3 February
14:00 Introduction to molecular interactions, data formats and standards  Birgit Meldal
  Welcome and introduction  Birgit Meldal
  Hands-on Tutorial: IntAct  Birgit Meldal
15:30 Tea/coffee break 
16:00 Introduction to PSIQUIC  Birgit Meldal 
  Introduction to the Complex Portal Birgit Meldal 
  Hands-on Tutorial: Complex Portal Birgit Meldal 
17:15 Wrap-up and feedback 
17:30 End of workshop