Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Venue: Conference Room 3, Main Floor, Loeb Building
CIVIC Campus, Ottawa Hospital
725 Parkdale Avenue
City: Ottawa, Ontario
The Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI)
and The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG)
, in partnership with StemCore Laboratories
, hosted a one-day training session on bioinformatics tools for interpreting gene lists from 'omics' data (e.g. gene expression, protein expression, molecular interactions, large-scale genetic screens and other omics data). The session focused on annotating, providing functional information and analyzing pathways and networks from a gene list using GeneMANIA and Cytoscape - both of which are freely available tools on the web.
The session consisted of both presentations and hands-on lab time including:
An introduction to gene lists, network visualization and analysis using Cytoscape and also pathway analysis using enrichment analysis was covered by Dr. Gary Bader during the morning session.
Enrichment analysis concepts and gene function prediction using GeneMANIA was covered by Dr. Quaid Morris during the afternoon session.