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  • 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
  • Translational Immunology

    26 - 27 March 2020

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Translational Immunology https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/translational-immunology The aim of this conference is to bridge the translational gap in immunopathology, bringing together clinicians, research scientists and industry partners to discuss prominent advances from the bench to the clinic. The different sessions will have a particular focus on precision medicine in general, starting from disease-oriented cases and lessons learned. Innovative and alternative therapeutic strategies in immune-mediated disorders will be presented, besides the regulatory challenges that companies and researchers are dealing with. Poster information Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation 2020-03-26 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-27 17:00:00 UTC VIB Universiteit Gent - Het Pand, 1, Onderbergen, Gent, Belgium Universiteit Gent - Het Pand, 1, Onderbergen Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 Translational medicine Immunology [] [] [] [] first_come_first_served Immunologytargeted therapeuticstherapeutic application
  • Mass spectrometry data processing

    2 - 3 June 2020

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Mass spectrometry data processing https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/mass-spectrometry-data-processing-f80a1c34-fcd4-40bf-83df-1ba4b05dd38e 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 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • 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 24 January 2019 Accepted presentations (incl. talks, demonstrations and posters) announced by this date 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 [] []
  • Using MOFA for integration of omics data

    15 June 2020

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Using MOFA for integration of omics data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/using-mofa-for-integration-of-omics-data-f849603e-3ab6-453b-b6d4-6d22f3666d6e 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? 2020-06-15 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-15 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

    Elixir node event
    A tour of machine learning: classification https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/a-tour-of-machine-learning-classification-67c1e87f-922a-469a-8aaa-f93f3b51b01b 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

    Elixir node event
    Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/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 - conferences@vib.be TakaraTwist Bioscience IndustryPhD studentsAcademics 400 meetings_and_conferences [] genome engineeringSynthetic biologycrisprdna synthetistechnologies
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