Video Tip of the Week: Integrative Multi-species Prediction (IMP) Network Analysis Resource

A while back Mary saw the following tweet go by & collected it as a possible topic for one of our weekly tips:

RT @moorejh: #bioinformatics #genomics RT @GreeneScientist Interactive and video tutorials for IMP are available from: http://t.co/zvlVmoph

This week I have claimed Mary’s “collected” tip idea & will be featuring one of their videos as this week’s quick tip.

The Integrative Multi-species Prediction (IMP) web server is a gene-gene network analysis resource. There are several such resources (Cytoscape, IntAct, MINT, STRING, VisANT, and one of my personal favorites GeneMania) that OpenHelix has tutorials on (see our Pathway catalog listing). The IMP developers provide a nice amount of help for their users – not only do they have multiple YouTube videos (as do we on the OpenHelix YouTube channel), but they also offer two interactive tutorials that allow users to be guided through an example usage of IMP.

For today’s tip I am featuring the third YouTube video that they list on their tutorial page, because I thought it had the best sound and image quality. The other videos are also informative & are worth a viewing – enjoy!

Reference:
Wong AK, Park CY, Greene CS, Bongo LA, Guan Y, & Troyanskaya OG (2012). IMP: a multi-species functional genomics portal for integration, visualization and prediction of protein functions and networks. Nucleic Acids Research, 40 DOI: 10.1093/nar/gks458