EMBL-EBI Workshop: Interactions and pathways for endocrine biology


  Friday 27 March 2020


Moscone Center - Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, , CA,  CA 94103, United States

Application opens: 

Thursday 13 February 2020

Application deadline: 

Thursday 13 February 2020


First come, first served


Kirsta Suggs, Derrin Crawte

Registration fee: 

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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 ENDO2020 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


Friday 27 March 2020
12:00-12:15 Introduction to EMBL-EBI Resources and Tools Pablo Porras
12:15-13:00 Introduction to molecular interactions  
13:00-13:45 Browsing Molecular Interaction data using IntAct Pablo Porras
13:45-14:00 Coffee break
14:00-15:30 Browsing Molecular Interaction data using IntAct (cont'd) Pablo Porras
15:30-17:45 Browsing biological pathways with Reactome Pablo Porras
17:45-18:00 Course wrap-up and feedback