Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Approaches for the Analysis of Complex Biological Networks, Short Course
6 Days Bachelor
1 : Jul - 2018
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About Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Approaches for the Analysis of Complex Biological Networks, Short Course
The exponential increase in high-throughput 'omics data sets are rapidly changing standard paradigms that have dominated research in the past. Understanding gene interaction networks under different genetic and environmental influences will soon be a sine qua non for new strategies for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of human diseases. Over the last two decades, sophisticated experimental systemsmost notably mouse modelshave been exploited to study gene functions, network structure, and gene-by-environment interactions. Murine genetic reference populations, such as the Collaborative Cross and the BXD family, incorporate large numbers of genomic variants and have reached a level of genetic variation that exceeds that of the entire human population. These and other resources are being use as experimental systems for sophisticated mathematical, statistical, and computational modeling of human health and disease. The six-day school will provide both a forum for new ideas and serve as a practical workshop. Students will interact closely with senior bioinformaticians, systems biologists, geneticists, statisticians, and engineers.