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  • Introduction to Python for Biologists

    2 - 6 March 2020

    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Python for Biologists https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-for-biologists-789ef24a-854b-40c2-86b6-398ac0ef9cbd 2020-03-02 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-06 17:00:00 UTC Matthew Gemmell University of Liverpool, Life Science Building, Crown Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom University of Liverpool, Life Science Building, Crown Street Liverpool Merseyside United Kingdom L69 7ZB University of Liverpool [] BeginnersBiologists 25 [] first_come_first_served Python for Biologists
  • Data Carpentry

    3 - 4 March 2020

    Norwich, United Kingdom

    Data Carpentry https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-carpentry-6bde217e-337f-4bea-96f7-e419c62f5fe9 Data Carpentry workshops are for any researcher who has data they want to analyse, and no prior computational experience is required. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data. 2020-03-03 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-04 17:00:00 UTC Earlham Institute Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane Norwich Norfolk United Kingdom NR4 7UZ Earlham Institute training@earlham.ac.uk [] post-docsPhD studentspostgrad workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served Data carpentryCommand lineData analysis
  • De Novo Assembly 2020

    12 March 2020

    Norwich, United Kingdom

    De Novo Assembly 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/de-novo-assembly-2020 The course will provide an introduction to de novo assembly, with a hands on introduction followed by in-depth analysis of the key steps in the process. It covers several aspects such as the initial setup of a de novo genome sequencing project, quality control and preprocessing of datasets, generation and evaluation of first pass assemblies and assembly improvement. 2020-03-12 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-12 17:00:00 UTC Earlham Institute Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane Norwich Norfolk United Kingdom NR4 7UZ Earlham Institute training@earlham.ac.uk [] PhD studentspost-docs workshops_and_courses [] De Novode-novo genome assembly
  • CABANA Workshop: Analysis of Crop Genomics Data

    16 - 20 March 2020

    Bogota, Colombia

    Elixir node event
    CABANA Workshop: Analysis of Crop Genomics Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cabana-workshop-analysis-of-crop-genomics-data-0d1c7271-613b-4672-bac5-19f641f9be70 This course will introduce crop biologists to methods and approaches for analysing crop genomics data. 2020-03-16 08:30:00 UTC 2020-03-20 12:30:00 UTC Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes Bogota Colombia 111711 [] Marco Cristancho [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Training on the data integration platforms tranSMART & cBioPortal

    26 - 27 March 2020

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Elixir node event
    Training on the data integration platforms tranSMART & cBioPortal https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/training-on-the-data-integration-platforms-transmart-cbioportal The data integration platforms tranSMART and cBioPortal are widely used by researchers and clinicians to integrate, analyse and visualise large amounts of data. In this CORBEL course, data stewards/data managers are offered the opportunity to learn how to upload data to these platforms and how to use the different user interfaces. They will gain insight into these platforms and the possibilities that they offer. 2020-03-26 08:30:00 UTC 2020-03-27 17:00:00 UTC Aristo Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands Aristo Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands 1043 EJ [] Michelle Mendonca [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • CORBEL workshop: Training on the data integration platforms tranSMART & cBioPortal

    26 - 27 March 2020

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Elixir node event
    CORBEL workshop: Training on the data integration platforms tranSMART & cBioPortal https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/corbel-workshop-training-on-the-data-integration-platforms-transmart-cbioportal The data integration platforms tranSMART and cBioPortal are widely used by researchers and clinicians to integrate, analyse and visualise large amounts of data. In this CORBEL course, data stewards/data managers are offered the opportunity to learn how to upload data to these platforms and how to use the different user interfaces. They will gain insight into these platforms and the possibilities that they offer. 2020-03-26 08:30:00 UTC 2020-03-27 17:00:00 UTC Aristo Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands Aristo Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands 1043 EJ [] Michelle Mendonca [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • R for data science

    31 March - 3 April 2020

    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    R for data science https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/r-for-data-science The course covered content for these learning objectives: To write your own custom functions To use for loops, apply functions and if statements To analyse large matrices of data in a semi-automated way To normalise data To quantify and correct batch effect To undertake the most common clustering algorithms including k-means and hierarchical To perform variable selection and present these results in different plots including heatmaps To do 2-way ANOVA To undertake multivariate modelling A brief introduction to machine learning. The course included brief theoretical introductions followed by hands on exercises based on real life research examples. 2020-03-31 09:00:00 UTC 2020-04-03 17:00:00 UTC Computational Biology Facility University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom University of Liverpool Liverpool Merseyside United Kingdom L69 3GH Statistics and probability Bioinformatics University of Liverpool Computational Biology Facility (cbf@liverpool.ac.uk) [] [] 20 workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest R ProgrammingStatistical-model Statistics Pre-processingTranscriptomicsMetabolomicsProteomics
  • R for beginners

    1 - 3 April 2020

    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    R for beginners https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/r-for-beginners R is a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. This course covers: Day 1: Foundations of R: get familiar with R, R studio, operators, variables, functions, directories and the script editor Day 2: Visualisation in basic R (boxplots, scatterplots, line graphs and histograms) and ggplot2 (same types of plots and also manipulation of data for use within this package as well as simple linear regression) Day 3: Introduction to statistical analyses in R: univariate statistics (choosing the right test, checking data assumptions, calculating and extracting the values to report in publications) and Principal Component Analysis (calculation and visualisation with ggplot2) Extra materials: Introduction to the Tidyverse, Introduction to for loops All materials have been built using relevant life sciences/clinical examples. The course has been designed to introduce R from the very basics. Therefore applicants do not need any prior experience to attend, just the desire to learn R. Real life examples with bioinformatic applications are included. 2020-04-01 09:00:00 UTC 2020-04-03 17:00:00 UTC Computational Biology Facility University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom University of Liverpool Liverpool Merseyside United Kingdom L69 3GH Computational biology Statistics and probability University of Liverpool Computational Biology Facility (cbf@liverpool.ac.uk) [] [] workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served R-programmingbiostatistics Statistics R programminglife sciences, bioinformaticsClinical Bioinformatics
  • Metagenomics Workshop

    15 - 17 April 2020

    Liverpool

    Metagenomics Workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/metagenomics-workshop 2020-04-15 09:00:00 UTC 2020-04-17 16:00:00 UTC Matthew Gemmell Sherrington Building, Ashton Street, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Sherrington Building, Ashton Street, University of Liverpool Liverpool United Kingdom L69 3GE [] [] [] 50 workshops_and_courses [] Metagenomics
  • Single-Cell RNAseq Training Course 2020

    20 - 25 April 2020

    Norwich, United Kingdom

    Single-Cell RNAseq Training Course 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/single-cell-rnaseq-training-course-2020-1444ff72-59f8-4c26-bc86-813bc4ee8efd The course will provide an introduction to Single-Cell Genomics for bench-based researchers with no required prior experience of computational data analysis. It covers several aspects such as the experimental design, cell sorting and processing for production of high-quality samples for sequencing, generation of sequencing data, assessing the quality of sequence data, data visualisation, differential expression analyses and identifying Copy Number Variations at the single-cell level. Options when applying are: Single-Cell RNAseq Course (Mon-Fri: lab and bioinformatics @800) Single-Cell RNAseq Bioinformatics only (Weds-Fri @£300) 2020-04-20 09:00:00 UTC 2020-04-25 00:00:00 UTC Earlham Institute Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane Norwich Norfolk United Kingdom NR4 7UZ [] training @ earlham . ac . uk [] PhD studentspost-docsBench biologists workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest []
  • Genome Annotation Workshop 2020

    13 May 2020

    Norwich, United Kingdom

    Genome Annotation Workshop 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/genome-annotation-workshop-2020 With the fast-moving pace of sequencing technology and the plethora of options available to you, it can be difficult to know which is the optimal platform for your biological question and therefore how to design your experiment for maximum return from your samples. Once you’ve got the data, how do you know if what you’ve got is good enough quality? We’ll take you through the latest developments in sequencing technology, identify common challenges in producing good RNA for sequencing, help you to understand what you can expect from your data and what you can do with it. 2020-05-13 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-13 17:00:00 UTC Earlham Institute Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane Norwich Norfolk United Kingdom NR4 7UZ Earlham Institute training@earlham.ac.uk [] Advanced PhD studentspost-docs [] first_come_first_served genome annotationNext Generation Sequencing technologies
  • ELIXIR All Hands 2020

    8 - 11 June 2020

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    ELIXIR All Hands 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-all-hands-2020 The ELIXIR All Hands 2020 will be held in the Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam. Timeline 21 October - 15 November 2019 Call for workshops and Call for presentations December 2019 Selection of presentations and workshops 7 February 2020 Accepted presentations (incl. talks, demonstrations and posters) announced by this date 24 February 2020 Registration opens for 300 delegates on a first come, first served basis Accommodation For 2020 All Hands meeting, ELIXIR will not have a block reservation for accommodation, but each participant will need to book their own accommodation. The venue is located in central Amsterdam with plenty of options, but keep in mind that June is a busy month in the city and therefore it is recommended to reserve accommodation early. Walking distance hotels from venue Eye Film Museum: Sir Adam Hotel Park Plaza Victoria Ibis Styles Hotel Ibis Amsterdam Central Station Multatuli Hotel Call for workshops is now closed The abstracts received by the deadline of 15 November are being evaluated by the All Hands Programme Committee, considering the overlap with other potential topics of the All Hands meeting, relevance to the ELIXIR Programme, and the potentially interesting outcomes of relevance to ELIXIR.  Call for presentations is now closed ELIXIR All Hands attendees are strongly encouraged to give some form of presentation at the meeting. There are four types of presentation this year: Short talk in plenary Demonstration talk in plenary Mini-symposia talk Poster Review of submissions The abstracts received via EasyChair by the deadline of 15 November are being evaluated by the All Hands Programme Committee. The review criteria for each presentation category are described below. The accepted presentations (incl. talks, demonstrations and posters) will be announced by 24 January 2019. Types of Presentation 1. Short talk in Plenary As in 2019, we plan to run a Plenary session giving attendees the option to give a short talk, focussed on recent developments in an ongoing or recently finished ELIXIR Commissioned Service project (e.g. Implementation Study). Presentations will be selected by the ELIXIR All Hands Programme Committee based on scientific relevance and interest. If not selected for a short talk, the abstract will be considered for a poster. The short talks will run in the morning of Wednesday 10 June. 2. Demonstration talk in Plenary As in 2019, we plan to run a Plenary session giving attendees the option to give a demonstration of an interesting service, tool, or capability. Abstracts for Demonstration talks will be selected by the Programme Committee based on benefits to overall ELIXIR infrastructure and interest. If not selected for a demonstrator, the abstract will be considered for a poster. The Demonstrator session will run in the afternoon of Tuesday 9 June. 3. Mini-symposia talk New for the ELIXIR All Hands meeting, in 2020 we will be running six mini-symposia. These will be in cinema style rooms, and will last for either 1.5 or 3 hours. Presentations will be selected by the mini-symposia organisers (see below, i.e. not the All Hands Programme Committee). Talks in a mini-symposium may be of varying length, duration to be determined by the organisers of the mini-symposium and successful submitters may be asked to shorten or lengthen their presentation. Unsuccessful submissions may be asked to bring a poster. All mini-symposia will run in the morning of Tuesday 9 June. Symposia topic Leads Duration Session description (short) Federated Human Data Thomas Keane (EBI) Ilkka Lappalainen (FI) Jordi Rambla (ES) Gary Saunders (Hub) 3 hours Our vision for ELIXIR Federated Human Data is to create a federated ecosystem of interoperable services that enables population scale genomic and biomolecular data to be accessible across international borders accelerating research and improving the health of individuals resident across Europe. In this session we would like to discuss the delivery of FAIR compliant metadata standards, interfaces, and implementations to support the federated ELIXIR network of human data resources. The overall goal is to provide secure, standardized, documented and interoperable services under the framework of the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA). Plants Kristina Gruden (Sl) John Hancock (Hub) Astrid Junker (DE) Cyril Pommier (FR) 3 hours The Plant Sciences Community aims to establish a technical infrastructure and associated social practices to allow plant genotype-phenotype analysis through integration of multiomics datasets, based on the widest available public datasets. We invite presentations that are aligned with this vision and that showcase the progress made over the past few years. Impact & Innovation Corinne Martin (Hub) Kathi Lauer (Hub) Erin Haskell (Hub) 1.5 hours Come and share your stories of impact! In this mini-symposium, we aim to showcase examples of where ELIXIR has had an impact, i.e. where ELIXIR enabled/supported/funded a change for the better, which might not have happened otherwise. Perhaps your ELIXIR resource has been used to change a patient’s life? Or to increase someone’s employability? Or to generate employment in an SME? Maybe ELIXIR funded a piece of work that significantly improved research efficiency and/or data availability to new users? The audience will vote for the best (non-technical!) presentation, both in terms of contents and delivery, with exciting prizes to be won and the opportunity to be featured on the ELIXIR website. We welcome entries from all career stages, from individuals as well as teams. Proteins Norman Davey (UK) Zsuzsanna Dosztanyi (HU) Silvio Tosatto (IT) 3D-Bioinfo reps Susanna Repo (Hub) 1.5 hours This session brings together ELIXIR Communities focussed on 3D protein structures (3Dbioinfo) and Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDP). We invite presentations that showcase ELIXIR progress in both these Communities, and in particular where it can be shown there may be opportunities to align and cooperate. FAIRification for Knowledge Management Sirarat Sarntivijai (Hub) Erik Hjerde (NO) 1.5 hours In this session, we will focus on the importance of FAIR knowledge management driven by both high-level policies, and operational implementations. What are the incentives for FAIR-enough implementations? What are the success stories and lessons learnt in the practice of standards and guidelines recommendations provided to the industry/regulatory stakeholders (e.g., EMA, FDA, EFPIA), international scientific communities (e.g., HCA, GA4GH, EC-FAIRsFAIR, FAIRplus), and the ELIXIR Communities use-case interactions. Biodiversity Wilfried Haerty (UK)          Jerry Lanfear (Hub) Amandine Nunes-Jorge (DE) 1.5 hours As huge data from the large Biodiversity sequencing projects (Tree of Life, Barcode of Life, i5K, etc.) are being generated, life scientists are faced with similarly huge informatics challenges. Thus, we invite talks that illustrate how ELIXIR could provide services that would support these scientists in accessing and making sense of the ever increasing volume of biodiversity-related data. 4. Poster As in previous years, we will have poster presentations at the ELIXIR All Hands meeting. Abstracts for poster presentation will be selected by the ELIXIR All Hands Programme Committee: Preference will be given to posters where the topic is not covered by oral presentation(s) elsewhere at the meeting. Preference will be given to posters that focus on topics related to Platform, Community, Commissioned Service, or Node Service activities. The poster session will run in the early evening of Tuesday 9 June. 2020-06-08 12:00:00 UTC 2020-06-11 10:30:00 UTC Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam Netherlands 1031 KT [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
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