University of Cambridge is hosting an InterMine workshop 27 October 2017.
The course is aimed at bench biologists and bioinformaticians who need to analyse their own data against large biological datasets, or who need to search against several biological datasets to gain knowledge of a gene/gene set, biological process or function. The exercises will mainly use the fly, human and mouse databases, but the course is applicable to anyone working with data for which an InterMine database is available.
The workshop is composed of two parts:
Part 1 (2.5 – 3 hours) will introduce participants to all aspects of the user interface, starting with some simple exercises and building up to more complex analysis encompassing several analysis tools and comparative analysis across organisms. No previous experience is necessary for this part of the workshop.
The following features of the InterMine web interface will be covered:
- Search interfaces and advanced query builder
- Automated analysis of sets, e.g gene sets, including enrichment statistics
- Analysis workflows
- Tools for cross-organism analysis between InterMine databases.
- Web services
Part 2 (1 hour) will focus on the InterMine API and introduce running InterMine searches through Python and Perl scripts. While complete beginners are welcome, some basic knowledge of Perl, and/or Python would be an advantage. The InterMineR package will also be introduced. Those not interested in this part of the workshop are welcome to leave or there will be a more advanced exercise using the web interface available as an alternative.
See here for details: https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/events/intermine-training