International Symposium: Rare diseases and big data, from research to clinical practise
26 - 27 October 2017
Barcelona, SpainInternational Symposium: Rare diseases and big data, from research to clinical practise http://bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/events/35/international-symposium-rare-diseases-and-big-data-from-research-to-clinical-practise https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/international-symposium-rare-diseases-and-big-data-from-research-to-clinical-practise A rare disease is any disease that affects a small percentage of the population, however a high percentage of population can be involved, in fact the World Health Organization (WHO) consider 7000 rare diseases, affecting 7% of the population. Three million people with rare disease are estimated in Spain. The principal challenges regarding rare diseases nowadays include: The difficulty in clinical and molecular diagnosis. A specific clinical multidisciplinary management due to heterogeneity of the diseases. Persistent comorbidities, physical and cognitive after cure of the disease. Effective and safe therapies that can cure the disease and delay comorbidities, improving long-term prognosis. The volume data on rare diseases has grown steadily in recent years, for this reason it needs a specific technology to handle them. This symposium will focus on diagnostic and therapeutic advances in relation to rare diseases and big data and will allow interaction between national and international experts on the subject. The proposed topics, as well as invited speakers, are relevant internationally and are aimed at improving the final prognosis and quality of life of patients with rare diseases through the technology offered by big data. One of the aims of the symposium is also creating a working group that will aim to find new drugs for rare diseases. The symposium will cover the state of the art in the clinical management of these diseases, as well as current research and future perspectives, including pathogenesis, epidemiology, therapeutic novelties, long-term prognosis with residual morbidity, quality of life and drug-economic aspects in the management of these diseases. Its main objective will be to transmit to society the advantages and opportunities offered by big data technology to advance the diagnosis and design of new drugs that benefit the patient. The access to the symposium will be free and there will also be present patients' associations, students, general population, research centers, nurses, and universities, making it more interactive and educational. International Symposium: Rare diseases and big data, from research to clinical practise Free registration: fill out the registration form before 26 October 2017 Dates: 26-27 October 2017 Venue: CosmoCaixa Sala Àgora (C/ Isaac Newton 26, Barcelona, Spain) Organizers: Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB) and Fundación Ramon Areces With the collaboration of: "la Caixa" Foundation and CIBERER 2017-10-26 09:00:00 UTC 2017-10-27 18:00:00 UTC Bioinformatics Barcelona Carrer d'Isaac Newton, 26, 26, Carrer d'Isaac Newton, Barcelona, Spain Carrer d'Isaac Newton, 26, 26, Carrer d'Isaac Newton Barcelona Barcelona Spain Rare diseases     first_come_first_served 
17 - 20 September 2019
Barcelona, SpainNextflow 2019 https://www.crg.eu/en/event/coursescrg-nextflow-2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/nextflow-2019 **Create. Deploy. Share.** Nextflow is a popular workflow management solution that allows scientists and engineers to create data-driven applications which can be effortlessly scaled across clusters and clouds. It simplifies the writing of complex distributed computational workflows in a portable and replicable manner. Nextflow allows the seamless parallelization and deployment of any existing application with minimal development and maintenance overhead, irrespective of the original programming language. Containerisation technologies and inbuilt executors for the most popular cluster systems (SLURM, PBS, UGE, LSF, etc) and cloud infrastructure (AWS Batch & Google Cloud Platform) ensures unrivalled deployment. The built-in support for code repositories provides code sharing for the collaborations that matter most and enable your applications to touch the world. But most of all, the active community of that has formed around Nextflow provides inspirational, best-in-class technical examples from global leaders in workflow deployment as well as lasting relationships in a growing community. __Nextflow Training - 17th and 18th September 2019__ The week kicks off with a two-day intensive workshop intended for Nextflow beginners and intermediate users. In these practical sessions, participants learn about Nextflow technology starting from basic through to advanced concepts, with the expectation they will acquire the proficiency to develop and deploy their own workflows. The workshop will be provided across 14 topics including processes, operators, executors, containers and best practices. A GitHub repository will be provided with all the necessary material and software as well as AWS cloud instances for running the deployments in the relevant practical sessions. The audience is expected to have at least some prior basic command line experience. __Nextflow Camp - 19th and 20th September 2019__ Nextflow Camp brings together the Nextflow community of developers and users to discuss the state of Nextflow technology, the latest developments and tackle the open questions in a collaborative manner. Each day is split between talks from Nextflow experts and tutorial breakout sessions where participants get a flavour for the possibilities for their own applications. We hope to see you in Barcelona in September! 2019-09-17 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-20 18:00:00 UTC Paolo Di Tommaso PRBB Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, 88, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, Barcelona, Spain PRBB Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, 88, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader Barcelona Barcelona Spain 08003 Centre for Genomic Regulation firstname.lastname@example.org AWS Bioinformaticians 50 meetings_and_conferencesworkshops_and_courses first_come_first_served NextflowWorkflowsContainersCloud ComputingHPC
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
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