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  • Tools for Systems biology modeling and data exchange: COPASI, CellNetAnalyzer, SABIO-RK, FAIRDOMHub/SEEK 2020

    27 - 29 April 2020

    Magdeburg, Germany

    Tools for Systems biology modeling and data exchange: COPASI, CellNetAnalyzer, SABIO-RK, FAIRDOMHub/SEEK 2020 Educators: Axel von Kamp, Steffen Klamt, Sven Thiele (MPI Magdeburg), Frank T. Bergmann, Ursula Kummer (University of Heidelberg), Wolfgang Müller, Maja Rey, Andreas Weidemann, Ulrike Wittig (HITS) (de.NBI-SysBio) Date: 27. - 29 April 2020 Location: MPI Magdeburg Sandtorstrasse 1 39106 Magdeburg Contents: Key concepts of stoichiometric and kinetic modeling of biochemical networks: - stoichiometric matrix and stoichiometric networks - steady state flux distributions - principles of constraint-based modeling - metabolic flux analysis and flux optimization (flux balance analysis) - metabolic pathway analysis with elementary flux modes - metabolic network design via minimal cut sets - simulation of dynamic (kinetic) models - sensitivity analysis - carrying out parameter estimation tasks - model exchange using SBML Data and model management: - manual/programmatic access to reaction kinetics data from SABIO-RK - storage and exchange of data and models using FAIRDOMHub/SEEK - modeling specific functionalities in FAIRDOMHub/SEEK Learning goals: During this 3-day course, attendees will learn basic techniques for modeling of biochemical networks including data access and storage due to the FAIR principles. The first day introduces kinetic modeling techniques which will be illustrated and exercised with COPASI. The second day continues with principles of stoichiometric and constraint-based modeling coupled with hands on exercises using CellNetAnalyzer. The third day SABIO-RK is used as a resource for kinetic data and FAIRDOMHub/SEEK is introduced as a data and model management platform fitted to the needs of systems biologists. The hands on exercises throughout the three days will ensure that attendees become familiar with the software tools and with analyzing, creating, editing, importing, simulating and storing biochemical networks. Prerequisites: Some knowledge of mathematical modeling will be advantageous. The participants should bring their own laptop with MATLAB installed (if you do not have MATLAB please let us know during registration). Download and preinstallation of COPASI and CellNetAnalyzer is recommended but not mandatory. Keywords: CellNetAnalyzer (CNA), COPASI, SBML, FAIR, modeling, kinetic data access, database, data and model management Tools: CellNetAnalyzer, COPASI, Matlab, SABIO-RK, FAIRDOMHub/SEEK 2020-04-27 09:00:00 UTC 2020-04-29 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany Magdeburg Magdeburg Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Mass spectrometry data processing

    2 - 3 June 2020

    Gent, Belgium

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    Mass spectrometry data processing Obtain a good understanding of the origins and properties of mass spec data Obtain an understanding of the processing of mass spec data, aimed at identifying and quantifying peptides and proteins Gain sufficient understanding of the software tools and database used, and of the issues and caveats involved, to critically analyse and assess results from mass spectrometry based proteomics experiments 2020-06-02 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-03 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core iGent, Gent, Belgium iGent Gent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Using MOFA for integration of omics data

    9 June 2020

    Gent, Belgium

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    Using MOFA for integration of omics data Participants can bring their own data to the course. What kind of preprocessing of the data is required for MOFA? How to train MOFA on a multi-omic data set? How to interpret the MOFA factors by their loadings, using gene set enrichment or sample ordination? How to use MOFA for downstream analyses including regression, classification or clustering? How to impute missing values with MOFA? How to select the number of factors and compare different MOFA fits? 2020-06-09 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-09 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core iGent, Gent, Belgium iGent Gent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • A tour of machine learning: classification

    31 August - 1 September 2020

    Gent, Belgium

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    A tour of machine learning: classification Machine learning has become ubiquitous in biotechnology (as in many other fields), fueled largely by the increasing availability and amount of data. Learning algorithms can figure out how to perform important tasks by generalizing examples. Typical applications are diagnoses/prognoses, gene/protein annotation, drug design, image recognition, text mining and many others. However, building successful machine learning models requires a substantial amount of “black art” that is hard to find in textbooks. This course is an interactive Jupyter Notebook (Python) that will teach you how to build successful machine learning models. No background in machine learning is assumed, just a keen interest. 2020-08-31 09:00:00 UTC 2020-09-01 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core iGent, Gent, Belgium iGent Gent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition)

    10 - 11 September 2020

    Gent, Belgium

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    Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition) Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology are revolutionizing Life Sciences. Driven by advances in the CRISPR-toolbox for rapid, cheap, multiplex modification of genomes and breakthroughs in DNA synthesis technologies, the pace of progress enabled by these tools in the last years has been breathtaking. The first three editions (September 2013, January 2016, January 2018) were a roaring success and we are pleased to announce the 4th edition of GESB in beautiful Ghent in September, 2020. Travel Grants We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending GESB20 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 4 June 2020. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of June. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not mean being registered for the conference. Scroll down to apply for your grant. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation Deadlines: • Early Bird: 30 July 2020 • Late Registration: 26 August 2020 • Abstract deadline: 2 July 2020 Speakers: • Edward Lemke - Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), DE, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), DE & EMBL, DE • Sarah Christine Heilshorn - Stanford University, US • Jane Langdale - University of Oxford, UK • George Guo-Qiang Chen - Tsinghua University, CN • Jason Gammack - Inscripta, US • Janice Chen - Mammoth Biosciences, US • Dan Voytas - University of Minnesota, US & Co-Founder & CSO, Calyxt, US • Alexis Komor - University of California, US • Fred Van Ex - Inari Agriculture, BE • Ross Sozzani - NC State Univeristy, US • Bruno Correia - EPFL, CH • Patrick Yizhi Cai - Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, UK • Tilmann Buerckstuemmer - Aelian Biotechnology, AT • Peter Smibert - New York Genome Center, Techn Innovation lab, US • Tara Deans - University of Utah, US • Jonathan Gootenberg - McGovern Institute, MIT, US • Steve Harvey - CEO Camena Biosciences, UK • Rob Marchmont - VP Sphere Fluidics, UK • Charlie Silver - CEO Mission Bio, US • Bryan Dickinson - The University of Chicago, US • Holger Puchta - Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DE • Ping-Wei Ho - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE • And more to come! 2020-09-10 08:00:00 UTC 2020-09-11 18:00:00 UTC VIB De Bijloke, Bijlokekaai 7, 7, Bijlokekaai, Gent, Belgium De Bijloke, Bijlokekaai 7, 7, Bijlokekaai Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] VIB Conferences team - +32(0)92446611 - TakaraTwist Bioscience IndustryPhD studentsAcademics 400 meetings_and_conferences [] genome engineeringSynthetic biologycrisprdna synthetistechnologies
  • CABANA: Bioinformatics for Plant Biology

    30 November - 4 December 2020

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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    CABANA: Bioinformatics for Plant Biology We are currently developing the course programme for 2020, and as further information about the course becomes available we will update this page. 2020-11-30 09:00:00 UTC 2020-12-04 17:00:00 UTC University of Costa Rica (UCR), San Jose, Costa Rica University of Costa Rica (UCR) San Jose Costa Rica CB10 1SD [] Marina Pujol [] [] [] [] HDRUK

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