International course on Network Analysis, October 24-28, Barcelona (check grants below)

Registration is open for the course “Introduction to Network Analysis in Life Sciences – 3rd edition”. Webpage:

GRANTS: Thanks to the donations of former participants, this year there is a place for free at the course for PhD students. If you want to apply please send an e-mail to including: 1- Full name and country, 2- Short project (maximum 300 words), 3- Letter of your advisor stating if you have any grant to develop your PhD. Deadline: March 31st. Please include the name of the course in the subject line.

INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Diego Rasskin-Gutman (Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Spain) and Dr. Borja Esteve-Altava (Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Spain).

DATES: October 24th – 28th, 2016.

PLACE: Instalaciones de Sabadell del Institut Català de Paleontologia M. C. Sabadell, Barcelona (España).


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 modeling 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 modeling in biology and the many available software tools to do it.

Organized by: Transmitting Science and the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont.