Re-imagining Connectivity in Biology and Medicine

Garuda Workshop


Re-imagining Connectivity in Biology and Medicine

Dates: 15 & 16 May 2017


Venue: Gini hall - Building CU002, Dept. of Statistical Sciences, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" , Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy.


Organizers: Bioinformatics course (Prof P. Tieri, F. Cincotti), Laurea Magistrale in Data Science, La Sapienza University of Rome & The Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan & CNR IAC Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, Rome, Italy.


With the explosion of data in different dimensions of drug discovery, biomedicine and healthcare, a key challenge is the ability to connect the disparate data sources, discover the right analytics tools for a specific analysis and navigate through inter-operable analytics to provide executable insights. Garuda is an open, community-driven, platform that provides a framework to discover, connect & navigate through different applications on devices as well as in the cloud.

Through this workshop, we will provide an overview of Garuda platform, the alliance eco-system and a brief demonstration of the platform in action together with its various components. The demonstration is specifically designed to cater to an array of audience from different backgrounds with a goal towards re-imagining connectivity and integrated analytics in biomedical research, healthcare and beyond.


Attendance is limited to 30 people. Registration is free but mandatory. Registration deadline: May 10th 2017 May 14th 2017. For futher info please contact Paolo Tieri (paolo DOT tieri AT cnr DOT it) or Vipul Gupta (vgupta AT sbi DOT jp).



Workshop Program


  • May 15 2017

Session 1 (9.30 am -12.30 pm): Garuda Platform introduction and demonstration of its basic architecture. 

  • Session 2 (2 pm - 5pm), hands-on 1: Biological Pathway Modeling and Simulation. Attendees will learn how-to construct, simulate and manipulate biological networks in Garuda.


  • May 16 2017
  • Session 1 (9.30 am -12.30 pm), hands-on 2: Microarray Data Analytics. Participants will download processed microarray expression data from TG-gate ( and perform enrichment analysis using gadgets such as Reactome, Biocompendium, ipath etc.
  • Session 2 (2 pm - 5pm): In the final session of this 2-day workshop, attendees will learn from Garuda Technical Lead on how to "Garudify" their tool/scripts and publish it as a "Gadget" on Garuda Gateway.