Introduction to Network Analysis in Life Sciences - Transmitting Science

Important dates:

  • Early bird registration31 March 2017

4th Edition


September 18th-22nd, 2017, Barcelona (Spain)

One scholarship available for this edition (more info below)

Many features and processes of biological systems can be well represented by networks of interacting elements. In the last decades, network analysis has provided new insights into the organization and functioning of complex biological systems such as brain wiring, genetic regulation, or ecological dynamics. A basic knowledge on network modelling and network analysis will provide biologists a better understanding of cutting-edge research in their fields.

This course will introduce participants into the analysis of complex biological systems using network models. Students will learn the basics of network analysis: gathering information, building network models, and interpret the outcomes of their analysis. This course combines theoretical introduction and computing practices using the free software environment R.

Previous knowledge in R is not required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data for practicing. Emphasis is placed on offering participants a wide overview of network modelling in biology and the many available software tools to do it.


Requirements: Graduate or postgraduate degree in Biomedical, Life or Earth Sciences; and basic knowledge of Statistics. All participants must bring their own personal laptop.


Scholarship: Thanks to the donations of former participants, this year there is one scholarship for PhD students (the scholarship is in the form of tuition fee waivers only, it does not cover travelling and lodging). If you want to apply please fill up this form. You are expected to send us: 1- Full name and country, 2- Short project related with the course (maximum 2500 characters), 3- Letter of your advisor stating if you have any grant to develop your PhD. Deadline: March 31st. You should register for the course before applying.


  • Dr. Borja Esteve-Altava The Royal Veterinary College United KingdomFind out more
  • Dr. Diego Rasskin-Gutman Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology SpainFind out more

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