Talk Title: Introduction to pathway and network analysis


This lecture will provide an introduction to biological networks, and cover a range of methods for performing pathway analysis on high-throughput molecular data, with discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of different methods.

Melissa Davis


Dr Melissa Davis, Laboratory Head, Bioinformatics, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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.

Dr Davis did her PhD at the University of Queensland, and postdoctoral training in the Computational Biology division at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience. 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. Through her four year NBCF Fellowship to study the systems biology of epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity in breast cancer she is part of the national EMPathy Breast Cancer Network, and collaborates with cancer biologists across Australia.

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