This course is aimed at students in master degree courses, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who are working or planning to work in the field of protein interactions, protein interaction networks and/or systems biology. 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. Hands-on training sessions will be provided as well.
Lectures will give insight into protein interaction and biological network data and illustrate the different ways of analysing them. Different levels of analysis will be discussed, from single molecule interactions to whole networks to systems biology. Biomedical applications will also be presented.
Practicals will consist of computer exercises that will enable the participants to apply the resources and tools available for the study of protein interactions to the analysis of real data under the guidance of the lecturers and teaching assistants. Topics will include: Data analysis of protein interaction experiments,
bioinformatics resources and tools to study protein-protein interactions, protein interactions from a molecular, structural and network points of view, PPI data handling and visualisation, biomedical applications.