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Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (IPA) 5.0 Seminar and Training - October 24 & 25, 2007

As of September 15, 2008, Becker Library no longer supports IPA. MetaCore from GeneGo is available through the Library for data mining and pathway analysis. Please see the MetaCore registration page for more information.

Becker Medical Library is pleased to announce that professionals from Ingenuity Systems will be on campus October 24 and 25, 2007 to conduct comprehensive training on Ingenuity Pathways Analysis 5.0. A training seminar will be presented on Wednesday afternoon, October 24, 2007. There will be two hands-on workshops held on Thursday, October 25, 2007.

Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (IPA) is a web-based application that helps scientists perform research by providing context of biological pathways, cellular functions, metabolomics, toxicology, and biomarkers. Starting from a single gene, phenotype, disease or large dataset with IPA, you can:

  • Gain context and knowledge of a small number of genes/proteins and their interactions with other genes/proteins and chemical compounds based on current, cited scientific literature.
  • Better understand the results of large scale data analyses by clearly and reliably identifying the pathways, molecular mechanisms, and biological processes most relevant to experimental data.
  • Quickly identify and prioritize the most relevant and promising molecular biomarker candidates for a disease or treatment.
  • Analyzes experimental data in the context of toxicity functions to deliver a focused, summarized output of toxicology and safety data for compounds.
  • Extract rich pathway information from metabolomics data. Overcome the metabolomics data analysis challenge by gaining the critical biological context necessary to gain biological insight into cell physiology and metabolism from metabolite data.
  • Communicate results and share insights with project teams and collaborators.
Seminar Details:
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Moore Auditorium

Who should attend: We encourage all scientists to attend this free seminar on how to gain a better biological context of results and extend research using IPA. Advance registration is not required.

Hands-on Workshop Details:
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Bernard Becker Medical Library, Room 601B

Who should attend: Both new and advanced IPA users can advance their capability, insights, and confidence when using IPA to address specific research needs (e.g. disease, biomarkers, toxicology, drug targets). Only 20 computers are available in each of the computer lab sessions, so registration is mandatory for computer lab access. Participants must attend the Wednesday afternoon seminar session as a prerequisite to the Hands-on Workshop. You may sit in and listen to the instructor during the computer laboratory demonstration without a reservation.

    Hands-on Workshop Registration Form

    Hands-on Workshop Agenda (PDF)

IPA seminar and workshops sessions will be led by instructor Darryl Gietzen, Ph.D. of Ingenuity Systems. For more information about the Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (IPA) 5.0 Seminar and Training sessions, please contact Kristi L. Holmes, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Specialist, holmeskr@wustl.edu or 314-362-4737.

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