Course Networks tools in Biosciences, Barcelona, July 14-18

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Registration for the course "NETWORK TOOLS IN BIOSCIENCES" is now open!. Webpage: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/syst-bio/networks/ INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Diego Rasskin-Gutman (Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Spain) and Dr. Borja Esteve-Altava (Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Spain). DATES: July, 14-18, 2014. 34 teaching hours. PLACE: Facilities of the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació de Els Hostalets de Pierola, Els hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). Many features and processes of biological systems can be well represented by networks of interacting elements. In the last decades, network analysis has provided new insights into the organization and functioning of complex biological systems such as brain wiring, genetic regulation, or ecological dynamics. A basic knowledge on network modelling and network analysis will provide biologists a better understanding of cutting-edge research in their fields. This course will introduce participants into the analysis of complex biological systems using network models. Students will learn the basics of network analysis: gathering information, building network models, and interpret the outcomes of their analysis. This course combines theoretical introduction and computing practices using the free software environment R. Previous knowledge in R is not required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data for practicing. Emphasis is placed on offering participants a wide overview of network modelling in biology and the many available software tools to do it. Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and the Council of Hostalets de Pierola. Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate.
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