Project Description

Dr Melissa Davis


Laboratory Head, Division of Bioinformatics
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Network and data visualisation and analysis in Cytoscape

Bioinformatics methods, models and applications to disease

Thursday 7 July 2016

Dr Melissa Davis is a computational biologist and Laboratory Head in the Bioinformatics Division of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Her background is in genetics and computational cell biology with expertise in the analysis of genome-scale molecular networks and knowledge-based modelling.

Melissa did her PhD at UQ and postdocs at IMB. In 2014, she was awarded a National Breast Cancer Foundation Career Development Fellowship, and took up a position as Senior Research Fellow in Computational Systems Biology at the University of Melbourne in the Systems Biology Laboratory, before moving to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research as a Laboratory Head in 2016. Melissa specialises in the integration of genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data with knowledge-based network models to understand the regulatory logic of mammalian systems.

The representation of systems of molecular interactions as networks enables the application of graph-based visualisation and analysis methods. In this presentation, I will briefly review different methods for the visualisation and analysis of molecular networks, and then present in depth an introduction to the Cytoscape application. Cytoscape is freely available to the academic community, and is a powerful application for visualisation and analysis of biological networks.