Topic outline

  • General

    Bioinformatics for MS analysis - 2012

    Geneva, 15-19 October 2012

    Organiser: EuPA Education Committee in collaboration with the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, the Swiss Proteomics Society and the ProteomeXchange consortium

    Course description:

    The course is part of a series designed to give researchers a thorough basis to understand the new trends in protein expression analysis. The aim is to give an overview on the available software and databases for proteomics and to enable scientists entering the field to evaluate how useful these new techniques are to their own research and how to apply them effectively. The program will span proteomics databases contents, tools for MS interpretation for identification and characterization, MS repositories, tools for MS quantitation and tools for MS validation.

    Course objectives:

    In accordance with the HUPO/EuPA guidelines, we aim to :

    • Provide an overview of current software and databases for proteomics
    • Illustrate how the above can be applied in modern proteomics studies
    • Help students to design their own experiments
    • Provide practical instruction in the use of the software and databases
    • Provide extensive tutorial/discussion sessions


    The course will take place in the CMU building (University of Geneva). The course starts at 9:00 on Monday 15 October 2012. The exercises will take place in a computer room with all the software pre-installed.


    The registration fee is 350 Euros (including one social diner, but not including food, accommodation and travel expenses, that should be organised by the participants). Note that a formal invoice will be sent to all participants; if the invoice address is different from your address, make sure you specify it in the "comments" field of the registration form.

    Minimum number of participants: 10 (otherwise the course will be cancelled)
    Maximum number of participants: 16


    • Participants should bring a pocket calculator.

    ECTS accreditation and certificate:

    Participants will receive a certificate of participation. They can hand in this certificate to their own Universities in order to validate credits.


    Patricia Palagi
    SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
    Tel.: (+41 22) 379 5831
    Fax: (+41 22) 379 5858