DevCom International Training Network

Welcome to the DevCom website. DevCom is a European training consortium that aims to bridge the gap of training, knowledge and skills between the disciplines of developmental and computational biology. The DevCom consortium has been established by a group of European research institutes and industrial partners.

The objectives of DevCom:

  1. State-of-the-art multidisciplinary training in both developmental biology and computational approaches that are essential for integrative quantitative biology.
  2. Improve the career perspectives of its researchers by having them develop broad and complementary skills, including management, communication, writing, dissemination, intellectual property, and entrepreneurship, and prepare them for leading roles in academia and industry.
  3. Elucidate embryonic gene regulatory-, and developmental networks associated with disease, by integrating molecular, developmental, statistical and computational approaches, and advancing a systems level understanding of vertebrate embryonic development.
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Latest news
Posted on: 24/06/2015

On May 30th 2015 Ines Desanlis and Grant Wheeler (UEA) together with other scientists outside the DevCom network have published a review entiteld "The ADAMTS (A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase with Thrombospondin motifs) family".

The paper review current knowledge on the ADAMTS (A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase with Thrombospondin motifs) family. ADAMTS enzymes are secreted, multi-domain matrix-associated zinc metalloendopeptidases that have diverse roles in tissue morphogenesis and patho-physiological remode...

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Next workshop!
Starts on: 01/10/2015

This is a two day course (0.6 ECTS).


Get hands-on coding experience
Learn techniques that support
  • writing software that works
  • doing so without wasting time, and
  • doing so repeatedly


Day 1

Welcome, motivation, technical setup, etc.
Programming fundamentals (effective code)
Lecture: On basic elements of the Python programming language: syntax, semantics, and effective use.
Live coding: solving a simple problem in bioinfo...

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