Date:Monday 6 - Friday 10 July 2020
Venue:European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
Application opens:Thursday 09 January 2020
Application deadline:Wednesday 08 April 2020
Participation:Open application with selection
Run jointly with the Wellcome Genome Campus, Connecting Science, this course will provide participants with an introduction to network analysis and an in-depth training in the main modelling approaches used in systems biology.
This course is aimed at advanced PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who are currently working with large-scale -omics datasets with the aim of discerning biological function and processes. Ideal applicants should already have some experience (ideally 1-2 years) working with systems biology or related large-scale multi-omics data analyses.
Applicants are expected to have a working knowledge of the Linux operating system and ability to use the command line. Experience of using a programming language (i.e. Python) is highly desirable, and while the course will make use of simple coding or streamlined approaches such as Python notebooks, higher levels of competency will allow participants to focus on the scientific methodologies rather than the practical aspects of coding and how they can be applied in their own research.
Numerous free online tutorial are available for the resources used in the course, including:
- Basic introduction to the Unix environment:
- Introduction and exercises for Linux:
- Python turorial:
- R tutorial:
A programme for the course will be available closer to the time the course opens for applications. The programme from the 2019 course can be viewed here.