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Biological data analysis using InterMine




InterMine is a freely available data warehouse and analysis software system that has been used to create a suite of databases for the analysis of large and complex biological data sets.

InterMine-based data analysis platforms are available for many organisms including mouse, rat, budding yeast, plants, nematodes, fly, zebrafish and more recently human.

The InterMine web interface offers sophisticated query and visualisation tools, as well as comprehensive web services for bioinformaticians. Genomic and proteomic data within InterMine databases includes pathways, gene expression, interactions, sequence variants, GWAS, regulatory data and protein expression.

We have recently re-designed the InterMine interface to provide a more intuitive user-experience. This workshop will provide an overview of key features of the new interface and how this can be used to interrogate genomic and proteomic data.



Rachel Lyne, University of Cambridge


Audience and Prerequisites

  • The course is aimed at bench biologists 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 course may also be of interest to bioinformaticians who wish to familiarise themselves with the InterMine suite of databases, although the webservices will not be covered in detail.
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals. 


Syllabus, Tools and Resources

During this course you will learn about:

  • Search interface and query builder
  • Automated analysis of sets, e.g gene sets, including enrichment statistics
  • Analysis workflows
  • Tools for cross-organism analysis between other InterMine databases
  • Introduction to webservices. These will not covered in detail as this requires some programming experience.


Learning Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • Use the InterMine interface
  • Pass the data between tools to create an analysis pipeline.



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