ELIXIR-ITA, in collaboration with the University of Bologna (IT) is pleased to inform you that the applications for the upcoming training course onProtein Networks and Systems Biology are open.

Full details at: http://bioinformaticstraining.pythonanywhere.com

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Rita Casadio (Università di Bologna, IT)
Prof. Gianni Cesareni (Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", IT)

Luana Licata (Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", IT)
Alberto Calderone (Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", IT)
Pier Luigi Martelli (Università di Bologna, IT)
Piero Fariselli (Università di Bologna, IT)
Allegra Via (Sapienza Università di Roma, IT)
Andreas Zanzoni (INSERM, Marseille, FR)

IMPORTANT DATES for this Course:
Deadline for applications: 30th November 2015
Start of candidate selection process: 15th November 2015
Course date: 14-18 December 2015
Venue: Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering IT Room (University of Bologna) - Via Ranzani 14/C, Bologna, IT
Fee: Free

Candidate selection will start on November the 15th and those with an adequate profile will be accepted immediately, especially if they come from other countries (to allow them to find reasonably cheap flight tickets). Priority will be given to candidates from ELIXIR-ITA member institutions (see the list at the bottom) and ELIXIR nodes.

Course description
The aim of this course is to familiarise the participants with the different approaches to the study of protein-protein interactions (PPIs), protein interaction networks and systems biology, providing hands-on training sessions as well. The course is structured in four sessions. The first one focuses on bioinformatics databases, tools, and web resources dedicated to PPIs. The second one provides a molecular point of view on protein-protein interactions (PPI), including how to exploit structural information in analyses and predictions. The third session is about graph theory, biological system modelling and tools to analyse PPI networks. Last session is about biomedical applications of PPI resources, methods and networks.

This course is aimed at students in master degree courses, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and PIs who are working or planning to work in the field of protein interactions, protein interaction networks and/or systems biology. It consists of invited lectures, theory and practicals. Lectures, provided by invited speakers and instructors, are open to everyone provided they reserve one sit in advance. Practicals are limited to 20 participants.

Thank you for your interest,

The course organisers

Alberto Calderone (University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT)
Giuseppe Profiti (University of Bologna, IT)
Allegra Via (Sapienza University of Rome, IT)

Event date: 
Monday, December 14, 2015 (All day) to Friday, December 18, 2015 (All day)