EMBL-EBI Workshop: Interactions and pathways for endocrine biology


  Tuesday 26 March 2019


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, , LA,  70130, United States

Application opens: 

Tuesday 01 January 2019

Application deadline: 

Monday 28 January 2019


First come, first served


Marina Pujol, Kirsta Suggs, Keely McNamara

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Course Overview

This course is aimed at giving life scientists and clinicians training on how to explore and use molecular interaction and pathway bioinformatics resources. The workshop opens with an introduction to resources and tools at EMBL-EBI and molecular interaction theory, before focussing on the IntAct and Reactome databases.

EMBL-EBI workshops employ a blend of short presentations and exercises to give trainees hands-on experience with its databases and tools and are run by experienced trainers.


This course is for researchers and clinicians at any career stage attending ENDO2019 who want to explore and use the EMBL-EBI IntAct and Reactome resources for their research, whether they are looking to build networks prior to omics data analysis, or to better understand the biology of their favourite gene(s) or protein(s).

No knowledge of programming is required, but an undergraduate level knowledge of biology and/or biochemistry would be an advantage.


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Learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the data found in molecular interaction database, and list available databases
  • Search and retrieve data from IntAct
  • Explore reactions and pathways in Reactome and perform basic pathway analysis of a large dataset
  • Find proteins or compounds represented in Reactome


Tuesday 26 March 2019
09:00-09:15 Introduction to EMBL-EBI Resources and Tools Pablo Porras
09:15-09:45 Introduction to molecular interactions  
09:45-10:45 Browsing Molecular Interaction data using IntAct Pablo Porras
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:45 Browsing biological pathways with Reactome Pablo Porras
12:45-13:00 Course wrap-up and feedback  

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Further Learning

Please check our Train Online course, "Proteomics: An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources" for a guide to proteomics resources, including those covered in this workshop.