This course type is computational

Proteomics Bioinformatics

06 - 11 December 2015Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Application Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    Run jointly with EMBL-EBI, this workshop provides hands-on training in
    the basics of mass spectrometry and proteomics bioinformatics, search
    engines and post-processing software, quantitative approaches, MS data
    repositories, the use of public databases for protein analysis,
    annotation of subsequent protein lists and incorporation of information
    from molecular interaction and pathway databases.

    The workshop is aimed at research scientists with a minimum of a degree
    in a biological discipline, including laboratory and clinical staff, as
    well as specialists in related fields. The practical elements of the
    course will take raw data from a proteomics experiment and analyse it.
    Participants will be able to go from MS spectra, to identifying peptides
    and finally to lists of protein identifiers that can be analysed further
    using a wide range of resources. The final aim is to provide attendees
    with the practical bioinformatics knowledge they need to go back to the
    lab and process their own data (including large datasets) when collected.

    The course will be taught by trainers from the European Bioinformatics
    Institute and will include seminars from distinguished guest speakers.

    Feedback from the 2014 workshop
    “This course gave me the basic knowledge that will help me to
    properly conduct our planned experiments.”
    “The course was really good at packing a lot of information into the 5
    days and covering enough to make it relevant for most people. That can’t
    be easy.”
    “Once again, thank you very much for the opportunity to partake in a
    course of this high standard. I have no doubt that it will help me
    immensely in my current and future career.”

  • Programme

    The programme will include lecture and practical, computational sessions
    covering the following topics:

    • Mass Spectroscopy Basics
    • MS Search Engines and post-processing software
    • Quantitative proteomics
    • Protein sequence databases and their use
    • Protein sequence data in UniProt
    • Proteomics data and services integration
    • Post-translational modifications
    • Standardisation of proteomics data
    • MS proteomics repositories and the ProteomeXchange consortium
    • PRIDE and PRIDE related tools
    • Proteogenomics
    • Protein interaction data through IntAct and the IMEX consortium
    • Functional analysis of proteins using Cytoscape
    • Placing proteins in pathways using Reactome
  • Instructors / Speakers

    Scientific Organising Committee
    Juan A. Vizcaíno (EMBL-EBI, UK)
    Lennart Martens (Ghent University and VIB, Belgium)

    Laura Emery (EMBL-EBI, UK)

    The course will be taught by trainers from the European Bioinformatics
    Institute

    Guest speakers
    Dr Jyoti Chaudhary Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,
    UK
    Dr René P. Zahedi Leibniz – Institut für Analytische
    Wissenschaften – ISAS – e.V.

  • How to Apply

    Prerequisites
    The workshop is aimed at research scientists with a minimum of a degree
    in a biological discipline, including laboratory and clinical staff, as
    well as specialists in related fields.

    Cost
    The
    course is subsidised by the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses
    and Scientific Conferences Programme. This is a residential
    course and
    there is a fee of £575 towards board and lodging for non-commercial
    applicants. Please contact us for the commercial fee.

    Applications
    Applications for this course can be completed online. If you have any
    problems with the online application process, please contact us.

    Please note: Applications
    must be supported by a
    recommendation from a scientific or clinical sponsor (e.g. supervisor or
    head of department). A request for a supporting
    statement will be sent
    to your nominated sponsor automatically during
    the application process.
    Applicants must ensure that their sponsor
    provides this supporting
    statement by the application deadline. Applications without a supporting
    statement cannot be considered.

    Deadlines
    Deadline for Applications: Closed

  • Bursaries

    Bursaries
    Advanced Courses are subsidised for non-commercial
    applicants from anywhere in the world. Additional, limited bursaries are
    available (up to 50% of the course fee) and are awarded on merit. If you
    would like to apply for a
    bursary, please complete the bursary section
    of the online application
    form.

    Please note that both the applicant
    and sponsor are required to provide
    a justification for the
    bursary as part of the application.

    Bursary terms and conditions

    UK Courses (held at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton,
    Cambridge)
    A
    limited number of bursaries are available for each course. These are
    awarded by the selection committee according to merit. The bursary
    covers a maximum of 50% of the course fee, though in exceptional
    circumstances an application for the total course fee may be considered.
    Where there are many bursary applications, the selection committee may
    issue smaller amounts. We cannot assist with travel costs to attend UK
    courses.

    Overseas Courses (held outside of the UK)
    A
    limited number of bursaries are available for each course. These are
    awarded on merit to cover travel, accommodation and sustenance. The
    maximum award for travel (economy class) will be £750.

    Bursaries can be applied for as part of the course application form.
    Applicants
    will be notified of a bursary award along with their place on
    the
    course, usually within one month of the application deadline. The
    decision of the selection committee is
    final.

  • Sponsors

    This workshop is supported by: