Topic outline

  • General

    Introduction to the Analysis and Visualization of Biological Networks with Cytoscape

    Lausanne, 12-13 March 2012

    This course will provide an introduction to the analysis and visualization of biological networks as well as a tutorial on Cytoscape, one of the common tools used in biology for network analysis. The course will cover the following main subjects:

    • A Biological Network Taxonomy
    • Analytical Approaches
    • Visualization Approaches
    • Introduction to Cytoscape
    • Cytoscape use cases:
    • Expression data analysis
    • Clustering of protein-protein interaction networks
    • Introduction to plugin development


    John "Scooter" Morris, Ph.D. (UCSF)
    Alex Pico, Ph.D. (Gladstone Institutes)


    Participants should bring their own laptops with Java 6 loaded.
    Installers for Cytoscape and all necessary plugins and sample data sets will be provided.

    Practical organization - Location

    Sessions runs from 9:00 to 17:00 approximately, with a lunch break.
    This two-day course is held at the University of Lausanne, Genopode building.


    The course is complete!
    This workshop is also open to guests. Please note that there is no registration fee but also no refunding for participants' expenses.

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    This course is provided in coordination with:

    The IMEX consortium

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    IMEx is funded by the European Commission under PSIMEx
    contract number FP7-HEALTH-2007-223411


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    SyBIT - Biology IT
    (SyBIT Team Members)

    SytemX logo - The Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology