This course type is computational

Proteomics Bioinformatics

15 - 20 July 2018Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Deadline for Applications Closed
  • Application Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    Run jointly with EMBL-EBI, this popular course 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 course 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 and
    quantify 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.

    Feedback from the 2017 course
    “The course is quite impressive, I will highly recommend this course.”

    “The course was excellent and I have learned a lot and happy to
    “I am very satisfied with this course, thank you for all of your
    “Thank you for an excellent experience!”
    “Many thanks! I really enjoyed the course, a great team job :)”
    “Now I know so much more about proteomics than a week ago. And I know how
    to build on this knowledge. The social aspect was also brilliant. Thanks
    a lot for a fantastic week.”

  • Programme

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

    • Mass Spectrometry Basics
    • Proteomics Bioinformatics Basics
    • Quantitative proteomics
    • Protein sequence data in UniProt
    • Standardisation of proteomics data
    • MS proteomics repositories, including PRIDE and PRIDE-related tools and ProteomeXchange
    • Introduction to Proteogenomics
    • Protein interaction data through IntAct and resources from the IMEX consortium (e.g. IntAct)
    • Functional analysis of proteins using Cytoscape

    Learning Outcomes
    After completing the course, participants will be able to:

    • Use and understand bioinformatics tools to analyse shotgun proteomics data, involving identification and quantification approaches
    • Browse, search, submit and retrieve proteomics data from widely used public repositories
    • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of several experimental and bioinformatics analysis approaches
    • Use tools to perform functional annotation of lists of proteins
  • Instructors / Speakers

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

    The course will be taught by trainers from the European Bioinformatics

    Guest speakers
    Pedro Beltrao EMBL-EBI, UK
    Jyoti Choudhary Institute of Cancer Research, UK

  • How to Apply

    Applicants should be research scientists with a minimum of a degree in a
    biological discipline, including laboratory and clinical staff, as well
    as specialists in related fields.

    can be submitted online
    . Places are limited and will be awarded on
    merit. If you have any problems with the online application process,
    please contact

    Please note: Applications
    must be supported by a
    recommendation from a scientific or clinical
    sponsor (e.g. supervisor,
    line manager, 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

    Deadline for Applications:

    Travel visas
    Please contact the
    event organiser if you require a letter to support a travel visa
    application to the UK. Note that letters will only be provided to confirmed attendees.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
    visa to enter the UK.
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
    or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:
    UK Border Agency website and information for general visitors and business

  • Cost / Bursaries

    The course is subsidised by the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses
    and Scientific Conferences Programme. This is a residential course and
    the fee is £695, including all accommodation and meals.
    This subsidised fee is available to all non-commercial applicants. Please
    contact us
    for the commercial fee.

    Advanced Courses are subsidised for non-commercial applicants from
    anywhere in the world. Additional, limited bursaries are
    available (up
    to a 50% reduction 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

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

    Additional funding opportunities
    our Funding webpage
    for additional funding opportunities currently

    Bursary terms and conditions

    UK Courses (held at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton,
    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