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Fri 3 Feb 2017
14:00 - 17:30

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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EMBL-EBI: Interactions & Pathways - IntAct & Complex Portal

Fri 3 Feb 2017


This workshop will give an introduction to the protein interaction database IntAct and the Complex Portal service. You will also briefly learn how to visualise protein interactions using the Cytoscape application.

Also note: This event is part of a series of short introductions focusing on EMBL-EBI resources. If you want to learn more about these separate training events, see the Related Courses section below.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Target audience
  • This workshop is aimed at researchers who are either generating or integrating molecular interaction data in their research. This could be protein-protein interaction as well as protein-RNA, protein-DNA and protein-small molecular interactions.
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Please be aware that these courses are only free for University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged a registration fee in some form. Registration fees and further details regarding the charging policy are available here
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here

No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 3 Feb 2017   14:00 - 17:30 14:00 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building map Birgit Meldal
Topics covered

Bioinformatics, Database search, Data retrieval


After this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the types of data, and data formats, found in molecular interaction databases
  • Analyse molecular interaction data
  • Apply tools for basic molecular interaction network analysis

During this course you will learn about:

  • Open-source tools for searching, creating, representing and analysing molecular interaction data
  • Data formats and standards for molecular interaction data
  • The EMBL-EBI’s IntAct database and Complex Portal
  • Briefly exploring Cytoscape, a powerful application for analysing molecular interaction networks.

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals


Time Topics Speaker(s)
14:00 Introduction to molecular interactions, data formats and standards Birgit Meldal
Introduction to IntAct
Hands-on Tutorial: IntAct
15:30 Tea/Coffee break
16:00 Introduction to PSIQUIC Birgit Meldal
Introduction to the Complex Portal
Hands-on Tutorial: Complex Portal
17:15 Wrap-up and feedback
17:30 End of workshop

Registration Fees
  • Free for University of Cambridge students
  • £ 50/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • It remains the participant's responsibility to acquire prior approval from the relevant group leader, line manager or budget holder to attend the course. It is requested that people booking only do so with the agreement of the relevant party as costs will be charged back to your Lab Head or Group Supervisor.
  • £ 50/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 100/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here

If you have your own data set you are welcome to bring it along and use it during the practical part of the workshop.


One half day session


Two times a year

Related courses
Specialised Research Topics

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