Alex Pico, PhD
This course will introduce the basic concepts of biological network analysis and provide practical instruction on commonly used tools and databases, with a focus on Cytoscape to analyze and visualize biological networks. It will comprise theoretical and practical sessions where course participants will learn how to perform computational analyses of biological networks and how to build tools within the Cytoscape ecosystem.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the major applications of network biology
- Understand Cytoscape ecosystem infrastructure
- Programmatically control and access Cytoscape services
- Integrate Cytoscape into your bioinformatics pipelines
- Know where to find relevant Cytoscape apps and tutorials
Prerequisites: A solid computer science and programming background; Course is geared toward computer science students. Bring your own laptop.
The Gladstone Data Science Training Program was started in 2018 to provide trainees with learning opportunities and hands-on workshops to improve their skills in bioinformatics and computational analysis. This program offers a series of workshops through the year to enable trainees to gain new skills and get support with their questions and data.