IPA at VBI: Summer Symposium Includes Network Inference

We’re delighted to report that QIAGEN’s Ingenuity Pathway Analysis will be under the spotlight at a symposium hosted by the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.

The event will take place from June 9th through 13th and is sponsored by the Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens (MIEP). The Modeling Mucosal Immunity (MMI) Summer School Program and Symposium will bring together top Virginia Tech faculty and other experts to help experimental immunologists further their knowledge of computational modeling tools that can be useful in evaluating immune system response. The symposium is also open to graduate students in computational biology and bioinformatics.

In addition to IPA, tools covered in the meeting will include CellDesigner, COPASI, ENISI, Cytobank, and Galaxy. QIAGEN’s own Dr. Katherine Wendelsdorf will offer presentations on using IPA for network inference and analysis. Dr. Wendelsdorf is a scientist with a background in modeling; she has focused on analyzing large sets of gene expression data to identify various response states seen in immune cells. She will speak in two back-to-back sessions in the afternoon on Wednesday, June 11th.

Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, Professor of Immunology at VBI and Director of MIEP, said in a statement: “The MMI Summer School and Symposium will provide a window into such promising computational modeling approaches. Participants will learn how they can use these tools for their own experiments and bring their studies to the next level.”

Registration for the symposium is open through June 2.