The Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (‘Instituto Nacional de Bioinformática’ in Spanish, or short INB), founded in 2003 following the decentralized model of nodes of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), is the bioinformatics technology platform of the Carlos III Health Institute (‘Instituto de Salud Carlos III‘ or ISCIII) since January 2018. The INB has increased the participant nodes to 19 research groups distributed across 13 institutions in Spain.
The two main overarching objectives are maintaining and increasing the alignment of the INB with ELIXIR (European Life Science Infrastructure for Biological Information) looking for deeper synergies, while increasing the translational capacity of the INB towards the Spanish National Health System (SNS).
The INB serves in the coordination, integration and development of Spanish bioinformatics resources in projects in the areas of genomics, proteomics and translational medicine. It has contributed to the creation of a consistent computational infrastructure in the area of bioinformatics, participated in national and international genome projects, and trained bioinformatics users and developers.
The INB is in a strategic position as an interface between developments at the national and international level by research centers, initiatives such as the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), and organizations such as ELIXIR, and bioinformatic groups directly related to clinical practice. Spain is member of ELIXIR since 2015, with the INB as the Spanish national node. Within ELIXIR, the INB is responsible for the bioinformatics infrastructure offered by Spain, and therefore, should guarantee its alignment to the strategic areas put forward by ELIXIR.
4th Disease Maps Community Meeting - DMCM2019
2 - 4 October 2019
Sevilla, Spain4th Disease Maps Community Meeting - DMCM2019 http://disease-maps.org/DMCM2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/4th-disease-maps-community-meeting-dmcm2019 The [4th Disease Maps Community Meeting] (http://disease-maps.org/DMCM2019) is hosted by the [Clinical Bioinformatics Area] (http://www.clinbioinfosspa.es/), FPS, Hospital Virgen del Rocio. **Invited Talks** * _Schizophrenia Map: Data to knowledge to data_ **Jessica Dale Tenenbaum**, Duke University at Durham, North Carolina, USA * _Logic modeling to integrate disease maps and various omics data_ **Julio Saez-Rodriguez**, RWTH-Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany * _Toward whole-cell computational models for precision medicine_ **Jonathan Karr**, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA * _Computational approaches to tackle chemoresistance in high-grade serous ovarian cancer_ **Sampsa Hautaniemi**, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland **Afternoon discussion sessions** Afternoon breakout discussion sessions are planned following the example of the 2nd Disease Maps Community Meeting in Luxembourg. We invite proposals: a title and a brief description of the topic (1 page maximum). 4-6 topics will be selected, introduced 2nd October and discussed 3rd and 4th October with summaries presented at the end to all the participants. **Abstract subimission and registration** http://disease-maps.org/DMCM2019 2019-10-02 09:30:00 UTC 2019-10-04 13:30:00 UTC Disease Maps Project Centro de Documentación Clínica Avanzada, s/n, Avda de Manuel Siurot, Sevilla, Spain Centro de Documentación Clínica Avanzada, s/n, Avda de Manuel Siurot Sevilla Spain 41013 Systems medicine Translational medicine Bioinformatics Fundación Progreso y Salud (FPS)Hospital Virgen del Rocio firstname.lastname@example.org   meetings_and_conferences  BioinformaticsClinical BioinformaticsDiseasesDisease mapsTranslational Bioinformaticssystems medicine
Instruct course on Image Processing for Electron Microscopy and hybrid modelling
8 - 11 July 2019
Madrid, SpainInstruct course on Image Processing for Electron Microscopy and hybrid modelling http://i2pc.es/instruct-course-on-image-processing-for-electron-microscopy-and-hybrid-modelling-madrid-july-8-11-2019/ https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/instruct-course-on-image-processing-for-electron-microscopy-and-hybrid-modelling Software platforms as Scipion facilitate the integration of packages from many different laboratories, and promote the cross-checking of the results by alternative methods. Additionally, it keeps track of all the operations, parameters and steps undertaken from the raw data to the final maps and models, promoting, in this way, the reproducibility of the results. Scipion was originally designed to support image processing operations in Single Particle Analysis. However, due to the widespread need to related quasi atomic Coulomb potential maps and model building, with an ever growing potential of simultaneously combining features of both, Sicipion is currently being extended into the atomic modelling domain. In this way it integrates software like Coot, Chimera, Refmac, and Phenix, and the number of integrated packages and procedures is quickly growing. In addition to simplifying the access to all these software packages in an integrated manner, Scipion adds a traceability and reproducibility layer so that any other researcher can understand the modelling workflow followed to reach a particular model. The course is interesting for users to know the image processing and the atomic modelling capabilities of Scipion. This course will bring a timely introduction to these possibilities to investigators at all levels (Ph.D. students, postdocs and senior researchers) 2019-07-08 14:00:00 UTC 2019-07-11 13:00:00 UTC Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, 3, Calle Darwin, Madrid, Spain Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, 3, Calle Darwin Madrid Madrid Spain Electron microscopy National Center for Biotechnology (CNB)   workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest hybrid modellingelectron microscopyScipionimage processingReproducibleResearch
Advances in Computational Biology Conference 2019
28 - 29 November 2019
Barcelona, SpainAdvances in Computational Biology Conference 2019 https://www.iscb.org/advcompbio2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advances-in-computational-biology-conference-2019 The first **Advances in Computational Biology conference – _Fostering collaboration among women scientists_** will bring together researchers working on systems biology, omics technologies, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing with applications to biology from both the public and private sectors. One of the main purposes of the conference is to **visualize and promote the research done by women scientists** and for this reason, all presenters will be women, although the conference is open to everyone. We want to create a space to foster collaborations between scientists, providing an excellent opportunity to share ideas and build research networks. Topics included: - **Learning from Biological Sequences**: population genomics, evolutionary genomics, systems biology, transcriptomics, sequence analysis - **When Computational Biology meets Medicine**: biomedical applications, mutational landscapes, clinical genomics - **Machines Speeding up Research**: high performance computing, machine learning in the life sciences, imaging data analysis, dynamic simulations and algorithm development Key dates: - Open registration: May 6th, 2019 - Abstract submission opens: May 6th, 2019 - **Abstract submission deadline: July 1st, 2019** - Early bird registration deadline: September 15th, 2019 - Registration deadline: November 1st, 2019 - AdvCompBio Conference: November 28th - 29th, 2019 The programme will include poster and oral presentations, as well as keynotes from leading scientists in the computational biology and high-performance computing fields. The keynote speakers of the conference are: **Christine Orengo**, group leader of Orengo Group at University College London, **Natasa Przulj**, group leader of the Life Sciences – Integrative Computational Network Biology at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and **Marie-Christine Sawley**, director of the Exascale Lab at Intel. The confirmed chairs of the conference are: **Alison Kennedy**, director of the STFC Hartree Centre, **Janet Kelso**, group leader of the Minerva Research Group for Bioinformatics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and **Nuria Lopez-Bigas**, leader of the Biomedical Genomics Research Group at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona. Furthermore, the participants will have the opportunity to interact personally with female leaders in the fields of IT, academic research and politics that support the conference. The conference is organised by the Bioinfo4Women programme from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) with the collaboration of IMIM-UPF Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB), the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). It is an affiliate conference of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). 2019-11-28 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-29 17:00:00 UTC La Pedrera, 92, Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain La Pedrera, 92, Passeig de Gràcia Barcelona Barcelona Spain Imaging Machine learning Computational biology Computer science Biomedical science Sequence analysis Transcriptomics Evolutionary biology Population genomics Omics Systems biology Bioinformatics   ResearchersPhD studentsPostdoctoral studentsComputer scienceComputational biologistsbioinformaticians meetings_and_conferences  HPCBioinformaticsComputational BiologyArtificial IntelligenceGenomicsTranscriptomicsSystems biologyPopulation GenomicsEvolutinary genomicsSequence Analysisbiomedical applicationsmutational landscapesclinical genomicsImagingdynamic simulationsalgorithmsmachine learning
4th European Conference on Translational Bioinformatics - ECTB2019
11 - 12 November 2019
Granada, Spain4th European Conference on Translational Bioinformatics - ECTB2019 http://ectb2019.ugr.es https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/4th-european-conference-on-translational-bioinformatics-ectb2019 We are pleased to present the 4th European Conference on Translational Bioinformatics: Biomedical Big Data Supporting Precision Medicine (#ECTB2019). The fourth ECTB edition follows the successful precedent of previous editions organized in 2016 at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2017 at the European Bioinformatics Institute, UK and in 2018 at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). ECTB2019 will bring together researchers, clinicians, developers, and companies interested in exchanging experiences on the translation of research and innovative developments into healthcare tools and services based on genomics and bioinformatics applications. The conference is organised in collaboration with the University of Granada, Fundación Progreso y Salud (FPS) and the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES). 2019-11-11 10:15:00 UTC 2019-11-12 16:00:00 UTC University of Granada, Fundación Progreso y Salud (FPS) and the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES) Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Granada, 11, Avenida de la Investigación, Granada, Spain Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Granada, 11, Avenida de la Investigación Granada Spain Biomedical science Genomics Bioinformatics Translational medicine University of Granada  ResearchersCliniciansDevelopersCompanies meetings_and_conferences  Translational researchTranslational Bioinformaticsbiomedical applicationsBig DataPrecision MedicineGenomicsBioinformaticsClinical BioinformaticstoolsservicesHealthcareApplications