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Open Targets informatics tools

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0.5 hour

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August 2021


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This quick tour provides a brief introduction to Open Targets, an industry-academia collaboration, and the informatics tools it maintains.

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Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for lab-based and computational research scientists, graduate students, and post-doctoral research fellows working in early stage drug discovery.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Explain the vision of the Open Targets consortium
  • Describe how the Open Targets Platform can help you prioritise targets associated with particular diseases or phenotypes, explore diseases associated with specific targets, and how these are linked to known drugs
  • Describe how the Open Targets Genetics Portal allows you to investigate evidence on genes, genetic variants, and GWAS studies, and identify prioritised candidate causal variants at trait-associated loci
  • Determine where to find out more about Open Targets and its informatics ecosystem

What resources do I need?

There are no specific resources required to complete this course.

DOI: 10.6019/TOL.OpenTargets-t.2021.00001.1

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