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Fifth Course on Functional Analysis of Gene Expression Experiments

The CNIO Bioinformatics Unit is organising a Fifth Course on Functional Analysis of Gene Expression Experiments, to be held on Tuesday, October 11th 2011.  The course is limited to 15 persons. Please contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) in advance if you wish to attend the course.

alt Understanding the information that yields from massive gene expression studies is a time-consuming task. Automated analysis methods facilitate the use of auxiliary information and can help in the understanding of the underlying biological processes.

In this course we will review the main approaches for the analysis of large-scale studies in the context of lists of candidate genes and associated biological hypothesis. The hands-on exercises will include the identification of biological processes related with the experimental results, and the determination of the predominant functional themes common to previously selected groups of genes. We will also explore tools for the extraction of the connections between genes, small molecules and diseases, and for the automatic exploration of the scientific publications with relevant associations to the experimental results.

To make more interesting the hands-on sessions we invite you to bring your own data. The bioinformatics tools to be used in the course are all currently available at CNIO.


  • Gonzalo Gómez, Bioinformatics Unit (CNIO)
  • Daniel Rico, Bioinformatics Unit (CNIO)

Course Agenda

(Legado Clotilde Jiménez room, 3rd floor)

  • 9:00   Introduction
  • 9:15   Gene list functional enrichment (David & Fatigo) [Slides]
  • 10:45 Coffee break
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Exploring gene interactions (STRING, GeneMania & iHOP) [Slides]
  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:30 Ingenuity Pathway Analysis [IPA 9.0]

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