Tutorial 13

9/3 1:30 - 4:00, Hewlett 200

Visualizing and Analyzing *omics Data with VANTED in the Context of SBGN-conform Networks

Christian Klukas, Tobias Czauderna and Falk Schreiber

IPK Gatersleben.

Current research in biology generates data sets of increasing size that are very difficult to manage and analyze manually. Bioinformatics tools are necessary to facilitate statistical analysis and visualization of the data. While multiple tools exist for this purpose, they are often limited to specific kinds of data or allow only certain types of analyses. VANTED is an open source software system that allows mapping of multi-dimensional data sets onto relevant biological networks. It provides a variety of functions for network editing, data mapping and processing, statistical analysis, and visualization. In addition networks may be drawn according to the emerging Systems Biology Graphical Notation (SBGN) standard for diagrams of biochemical and cellular processes studied in systems biology. SBGN helps in communicating biological knowledge more efficient and accurate between different research communities.

VANTED is freely available for download at http://vanted.ipk-gatersleben.de.

Tutorial Outline (tutorial length is approximately 2 hours)

  1. Introduction to the VANTED system (60 minutes)
    • Installation and startup
    • Basic network editing
    • Loading of experiment data
    • Data mapping and visualization
  2. SBGN (30 minutes)
    • Introduction to SBGN
    • Editing and validating SBGN diagrams
  3. Developer information (30 minutes)
    • System architecture
    • Development of add-ons
Tutorial Material The participants of the tutorial are invited to bring their own laptops to get hands-on experience on using the system. The VANTED system requires an installed Java runtime environment (V1.6 for Windows and Linux users and V1.5 for Mac OS X users). Printed material will be provided.

Registration Registered attendees please register for this Tutorial.