8th course in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology for Molecular Biologists
(16th- 20th March 2008, Bertinoro di Romagna, Italy)
H. W. Mewes (Munich, Germany)
R. Küffner (Munich, Germany), D. Frishman (Munich, Germany), P. Pagel (Munich, Germany), A. Pfeuffer (Munich, Germany), G. Raetsch (Tübingen , Germany), M. Scherf (Munich, Germany), V. Stümpflen (Munich, Germany), F. Theis (Munich, Germany), R. Zimmer (Munich, Germany)
Bioinformatics as a young discipline has recently evolved to head for new challenges. While the classical methods and tools were primarily directed to deal with sequences, individual biological molecules and the support of various "omics" technologies, qualitative and quantitative models are becoming rapidly essential for the understanding of complex biological processes. Interpretation of large amounts of data mapped to modules and networks are main topics for the future research on the molecular level. Knowledge about the potential of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology methods becomes increasingly career-critical for young investigators. Molecular biologists need to understand what bioinformatics is capable to do and where the limits are, how to talk to the fellow bioinformatician and how to develop strategies for their own work.Therefore, the course offers a comprehensive view onto contemporary, frequently used approaches in bioinformatics for the interpretation of biological data. Lectures and workshops address key topics relevant for the lab scientist. These topics include genome and protein functional and structural interpretation, gene regulation, bioinformatics of genetics as well as data integration and biological information systems. In addition, analysis molecular networks, and the compilation of qualitative and quantitative models will be presented. The course comprises basic knowledge together with the state of the art. Topics are presented by faculty members with sound experience in the field. The audience addressed is Ph.D. students as well as post-docs.
For further details: serena [dot] paterlini [at] eurogene [dot] org