Introduction to Network Analysis

Date 29 - 31 October 2018
Speaker(s) Scooter Morris, Mark Ibberson, Leonore Wigger
Fees *academic: 180 CHF   -   for-profit: 900 CHF
Cancellation deadline 19 Oct 2018
City Lausanne
*academic fee includes non for-profit organisations as well as unemployed participants at the time of application.

The course is now full but there are places remaining for the workshop Data Visualisation with Cytoscape that takes place November 1st, taught by Scooter Morris.

This course is co-organised by the CUSO/StarOmics doctoral program. Priority is given to its members, but is open to everyone.


The course will introduce the basic concepts of biological network analysis and provide practical instruction on commonly used bioinformatics tools to analyse and visualize biological networks. The course will comprise theoretical and practical sessions where course participants will gain practical knowledge on how to perform different biological network analyses and how to visualize and interpret the results of such analyses. This 3-day course will be followed by a one-day workshop about advanced usage of Cytoscape by Dr. Scooter Morris (separate registration, the link will be provided soon).


This course is addressed to biologists and bioinformaticians with some experience in analysing biological data. Intermediate level.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

  • analyse and visualise biological data in networks with Cytoscape;
  • manipulate networks within the R environment;
  • perform and interpret results of weighted correlation network analysis in R.

Brief course program

Day 1: Data analysis & visualization in Cytoscape

Day 2 AM: Data analysis & visualization in Cytoscape

Day 2 PM: Weighted Gene Correlation Network Analysis (WGCNA)

Day 3: Weighted Gene Correlation Network Analysis (WGCNA)


Knowledge / competencies

Participants should have a basic working knowledge of R and be familiar with working with and manipulating biological data.


You are required to bring your own laptop, installed with the latest version of the R Studio and Cytoscape software.


The course is full.

Deadline for free-of-charge cancellation is set is set to 20/10/2018. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and Time

University of Lausanne (Metro M1 line, Sorge station).

The course will start at 9:00 and end around 17:00. Precise information will be provided to the participants on due time.

Additional information

Coordination: Grégoire Rossier

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