Interactive heat-maps to explore biological data

Heat-maps are graphical representations of data where values in a matrix are represented following a color scale. This way of representing data has proven to be a very intuitive and useful to visualize biological data. With large and complex data being generated in biology and specially in Cancer Genomics, static heat-maps are a limited option for data exploration. Instead we need to be able to analyze data in an interactive way in order to be able to extract knowledge from it.

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Barcelona Summer School of Genomics and Bioinformatics 2013

This year the Barcelona Summer School of Genomics and Bioinformatics is offering two courses, one on “Next Generation Sequencing for Medical Genomics”, coordinated by Ferran Casals from the University Pompeu Fabra and another on “Next Generation Sequencing for Medical Genomics” coordinated by Simon Heath from the CNAG.

We will be participating, as last year, in the course on Medical Genomics.

The courses will take place from September 16th to September 20th 2013, at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, next to the PRBB.

Pre-registration is now open at http://biologiaevolutiva.org/BSSGB2013/

The full description of the courses and the programs are available here http://www.ibe.upf-csic.es/ibe/_pdf/bcnSSGB_1.pdf