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Live Online Course – 1st Edition

Introduction to Network Analysis and Modelling

June 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 10th, 2024

Live sessions will be recorded

Course Introduction to Network Analysis and Modeling

Networks are pervasive in various fields, from biology and ecology to sociology, computer science, and beyond. This course is designed for researchers and students from diverse disciplines who are interested in understanding and analysing complex systems using network theory.

The course will cover the following key topics:

  • Introduction to networks
  • Random Graphs and Null Models
  • Community Structure and Mixing Patterns
  • Ranking in Networks
  • Introduction to Dynamics on Networks and Dynamics of Networks

In the live sessions we will combine online lectures with hands-on computational exercises, in Python, to provide both theoretical understanding and practical skills in the analysis of complex networks.

Whether you are a biologist, sociologist, computer scientist, or researcher in any other field, this course will equip you with valuable tools and insights for studying and analysing complex systems through the lens of network theory. Join us as we explore the fascinating world of complex networks!

Introduction to networks:
Understand the basics of what networks are and their representation.

Random Graphs and Null Models:
Explore fundamental concepts in random graphs and null models to comprehend the structure of real-world networks.

Community Structure and Mixing Patterns:
Investigate how networks exhibit interaction structure and analyze mixing patterns within them.

Ranking in Networks:
Examine algorithms for ranking nodes within networks to identify their significance.

Introduction to Dynamics on Networks and Dynamics of Networks:
An overview of how dynamical processes work on networks and models of network growth.

Previous knowledge of Python is recommended. Participants that are not Python users, but are familiar with other coding languages will also be accepted on the course.

All participants will use their own computer. The use of webcam and headphones are strongly recommended, and access to a good internet connection is necessary.

Virginia Dominguez Garcia instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Virginia Dominguez-García

Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC

Dates & Schedule

Live online sessions on June 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 10th, 2024

14:00-18:00 (Madrid time zone)

Total course hours: 20

16 hours of live online lessons and 4 hours of participants working on their own



This course will be delivered live online

This course will be taught using a combination of live (synchronous) sessions on Zoom and tasks to be completed in between live sessions on the Slack platform.

Live sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to participants for a limited period of time. However, attendance to the live sessions is required.


Places are limited to 16 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end.

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno Transmitting Science coordinator

Dr. Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

Transmitting Science

Haris Saslis instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Haris Saslis

Transmitting Science

Fees & Discounts

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until April 30th, 2024):
  • 470 €
    (376 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after April 30th, 2024):
  • 555 €
    (444 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Prices include VAT.
    After registration you will receive confirmation of your acceptance on the course.
    Payment is not required during registration.

We offer discounts on the Course Fee.

Discounts are not cumulative. Participants receive the highest appropriate discount.

We also offer the possibility of paying in two instalments. Please contact us to request this.

Former participants of Transmitting Science courses receive a 5% discount on the Course Fee.

20% discount on the Course Fee is offered to members of certain organisations (Ambassador Institutions). If you wish to apply for this discount, please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later). If you would like your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador Institution, please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com

Unemployed scientists, as well as PhD students without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, can benefit from a 40% discount on the Course Fee. This applies only to participants based in Spain. If you wish to ask for this discount, please contact us. The discount may apply for a maximum of 2 places, which will be covered by strict registration order.


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