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  • Essential Data Analysis Skills for Researchers

    20 - 21 January 2020

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Essential Data Analysis Skills for Researchers https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/essential-data-analysis-skills-for-researchers This workshop is designed to teach basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data, using a combination of tools with a main focus in R. The workshop is aimed at researchers in the life sciences at all career stages and is designed for learners with little to no prior knowledge of programming, shell scripting, or command line tools 2020-01-20 09:30:00 UTC 2020-01-21 17:00:00 UTC Bartolome House, Seminar Room EG03, Sheffield, United Kingdom Bartolome House, Seminar Room EG03 Sheffield United Kingdom S3 7ND [] bioinformatics-core@sheffield.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data Carpentry Workshop 2020

    29 - 31 January 2020

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Data Carpentry Workshop 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/educators-toby-hodges-florian-huber-thea-van-rossum-georg-zeller-hd-hub-fotis-e-psomopoulos-date-28-01-2019-30-01-2019-location-atc-computer-training-lab-contents-the-missing-step-between-data-collection-and-research-progress-is-a-lack-of-training-for-researchers-in-crucial-skills-for-effectively-managing-and-analysing-large-amounts-of-data-this-hands-on-workshop-teaches-researchers-the-fundamental-data-skills-they-need-to-conduct-their-work-and-provides-high-quality-domain-specific-training-covering-the-full-lifecycle-of-data-driven-research-the-domain-specific-approach-allows-participants-to-tailor-the-data-content-and-tools-to-reflect-the-specific-data-and-analysis-needs-of-different-areas-data-organisation-and-cleaning-introduction-to-r-data-analysis-and-visualisation-in-r-interacting-with-databases-from-r-data-analysis-with-applications-to-genomics-learning-goals-you-will-learn-how-to-organise-data-and-some-practices-for-more-effective-data-handling-to-effectively-clean-and-format-data-and-automatically-track-any-changes-to-use-r-to-handle-filter-and-summarise-tabular-data-to-use-the-split-apply-combine-concept-for-data-analysis-to-visualise-the-results-of-these-analyses-in-r-using-the-ggplot2-library-to-apply-all-of-the-concepts-in-an-exploratory-analysis-of-a-typical-biological-dataset-prerequisities-the-course-is-aimed-at-graduate-students-and-other-researchers-in-the-life-sciences-who-would-like-to-learn-good-practices-in-data-management-and-analysis-the-course-is-ideally-suited-to-students-without-prior-experience-in-computational-research-but-some-familiarity-with-working-with-tabular-data-on-a-computer-is-welcome-keywords-data-carpentry-r-tools-r Educators: Toby Hodges, Florian Huber, Thea Van Rossum, Georg Zeller, (HD-HuB) Fotis E. Psomopoulos Date: 28/01/2020 - 30/01/2020 Location: ATC Computer Training Lab Contents: The missing step between data collection and research progress is a lack of training for researchers in crucial skills for effectively managing and analysing large amounts of data. This hands on workshop teaches researchers the fundamental data skills they need to conduct their work, and provides high-quality, domain-specific training covering the full lifecycle of data-driven research. The domain-specific approach allows participants to tailor the data, content, and tools to reflect the specific data and analysis needs of different areas: - Data organisation and cleaning - Introduction to R - Data analysis and visualisation in R - Interacting with databases from R - Data analysis with applications to genomics Learning goals: You will learn... - how to organise data and some practices for more effective data handling - to effectively clean and format data and automatically track any changes - to use R to handle, filter, and summarise tabular data - to use the split-apply-combine concept for data analysis - to visualise the results of these analyses in R using the ggplot2 library - to apply all of the concepts in an exploratory analysis of a typical biological dataset Prerequisities: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers in the life sciences who would like to learn good practices in data management and analysis. The course is ideally suited to students without prior experience in computational research, but some familiarity with working with tabular data on a computer is welcome. Keywords: Data Carpentry, R Tools: R 2020-01-29 09:00:00 UTC 2020-01-31 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to the command line for Bioinformatics

    12 February 2020

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Introduction to the command line for Bioinformatics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-the-command-line-for-bioinformatics This course offers an introduction to working with Linux. We will describe the Linux environment so that participants can start to utilize command-line tools and feel comfortable using a text-based way of interacting with a computer. We will use a case study of dealing with next-generation sequencing data 2020-02-12 09:30:00 UTC 2020-02-12 17:00:00 UTC Bartolome House, Seminar Room EG03, Sheffield, United Kingdom Bartolome House, Seminar Room EG03 Sheffield United Kingdom S3 7ND [] bioinformatics-core@sheffield.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to RNA-seq analysis in R

    13 February 2020

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Introduction to RNA-seq analysis in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-rna-seq-analysis-in-r-1fad26a6-c2d7-463b-b1fb-ca50cdb508d9 In this workshop, you will be learning how to analyse RNA-seq count data, using R. This will include reading the data into R, quality control and performing differential expression analysis and gene set testing, with a focus on the edgeR analysis workflow. You will learn how to generate common plots for analysis and visualisation of gene expression data, such as boxplots and heatmaps. You will also be learning how alignment and counting of raw RNA-seq data can be performed in R. This workshop is aimed at biologists interested in learning how to perform differential expression analysis of RNA-seq data when reference genomes are available.. 2020-02-13 09:30:00 UTC 2020-02-13 17:00:00 UTC The Diamond, Workroom 1, Sheffield, United Kingdom The Diamond, Workroom 1 Sheffield United Kingdom S3 7ND [] bioinformatics-core@sheffield.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Automated Workflow Composition in the Life Sciences

    9 - 13 March 2020

    Leiden, Netherlands

    Automated Workflow Composition in the Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/automated-workflow-composition-in-the-life-sciences In the age of computational science, researchers in the life sciences – just as in other domains – regularly face the need of composing several individual software tools into pipelines or workflows that perform the specific data analysis processes that they need in their research. For over 20 years now, dedicated scientific workflow management systems have been supporting scientists in this task, and they continue to gain popularity. In fact, recent years have seen significant progress in the functional annotation of bioinformatics software tools, as well as their virtualization, containerization and assembly into workflows for automatically executing the processes. At least since the rise of the Semantic Web in the early 2000s, also the idea of semantics-based automated composition of workflows has been around to simplify the work with scientific workflows further and free life science researchers from having to deal with the technicalities of software composition. This would not only save valuable research time, but also reduce errors, allow benchmarking of data analysis pipelines and enable new scientific findings by discovering workflows that researchers would not have thought of themselves. However, despite its obvious potential and appeal, the need for optimizing data analysis workflows, and despite different research groups working on the topic, automated workflow composition has not yet arrived in the daily practice of life science researchers. The reasons for this are manifold. Some are more practical (for example the lack of automatic composition tools in the commonly used software frameworks), others are of more fundamental nature (such as questions on specification languages, composition algorithms, formal semantics and workflows representations). On one important aspect, namely the semantic annotation of tools on a large scale, the life science community has made significant progress in the last years: The EDAM ontology provides a controlled vocabulary of bioinformatics operations, data types and formats, and the bio.tools registry has become a large collection of bioinformatics tools that are semantically annotated with terms from the EDAM ontology. As demonstrated in a recent Bioinformatics publication (https://academic.oup.com/bioinformatics/article/35/4/656/5060940), this forms a solid basis for performing automated workflow composition in the life sciences domain. Nevertheless, it is still a long way to its use in daily scientific practice. This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners who have been working on different aspects related to automated workflow composition in the life sciences. These include life science researchers, tool providers, infrastructure developers, ontologists, algorithmics researchers and many more. They do not normally come together as a group at the regular scientific events, so a Lorentz workshop devoted to this topic provides a unique opportunity to join forces and together significantly advance the field. 2020-03-09 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-13 17:00:00 UTC Jon Ison, Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Magnus Palmblad and Veit Schwämmle Lorentz Center Oort, Leiden, Netherlands Lorentz Center Oort Leiden Netherlands 2333 Omics Workflows Leiden University reinards@lorentzcenter.nl ELIXIRLorentz CenterLUMC software developers, bioinformaticiansbiocurators 50 workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Genomic Variant Interpretation

    6 - 7 April 2020

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Genomic Variant Interpretation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-genomic-variant-interpretation This course covers state-of-the-art and best-practice tools for the analysis of genomes. We describe, and give hands-on experience of, the entire analysis workflow from raw data generated by a sequencing machine to deriving variant calls (e.g. Single Nucleotide Variants) that are ready for downstream analysis, interpretation and prioritisation. We will describe the steps involved to go from sequencing library to a prioritised, clinically-relevant list of DNA variants. Practical sessions will use the user-friendly Galaxy interface (https://usegalaxy.org/) to demonstrate tasks such as alignment, quality control, variant-calling and annotation. 2020-04-06 08:30:00 UTC 2020-04-07 16:00:00 UTC Bartolome House, Seminar Room EG03, Sheffield, United Kingdom Bartolome House, Seminar Room EG03 Sheffield United Kingdom S3 7ND [] bioinformatics-core@sheffield.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to identifying and characterising somatic variants

    21 April - 21 May 2020

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Introduction to identifying and characterising somatic variants https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-identifying-and-characterising-somatic-variants-907ec326-e958-4c2e-a935-4780254ae845 This course covers state-of-the-art and best-practice tools for the analysis of genomes. We describe, and give hands-on experience of, the entire analysis workflow from raw data generated by a sequencing machine to deriving variant calls (e.g. Single Nucleotide Variants) that are ready for downstream analysis, interpretation and prioritisation. We will describe the steps involved to go from sequencing library to a prioritised, clinically-relevant list of DNA variants. Practical sessions will use the user-friendly Galaxy interface (https://usegalaxy.org/) to demonstrate tasks such as alignment, quality control, variant-calling and annotation. 2020-04-21 08:30:00 UTC 2020-05-21 16:00:00 UTC The Diamond, Workroom 1, Sheffield, United Kingdom The Diamond, Workroom 1 Sheffield United Kingdom S1 3JD [] bioinformatics-core@sheffield.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Workshop Metagenomics

    1 May 2020

    Leiden, Netherlands

    Elixir node event
    Workshop Metagenomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/workshop-metagenomics-50fa03ae-bc84-447a-92fe-b353cea33030 In deze cursus wordt een algemene achtergrond van metagenomics gegeven. Hands-on data-analyse is een belangrijk onderdeel: tijdens computer practica kan je 16S- en metagenoom datasets analyseren. De workflow van monstervoorbereiding, DNA-isolatie, selectie van platform, read mapping, annotatie en metagenoomassemblage wordt behandeld.… The post Workshop Metagenomics appeared first on Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences. 2020-05-01 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-01 00:00:00 UTC Leiden, Netherlands, Leiden, Netherlands Leiden, Netherlands Leiden Netherlands [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Analyse Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data

    8 June 2020

    Leiden, Netherlands

    Elixir node event
    Analyse Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/analyse-next-generation-sequencing-ngs-data Deze tweedaagse workshop geeft toepasbare up to date informatie over NGS. Verschillende platforms, de werking van sequencers en nucleïnezuur isolatie komen uitvoerig aan bod. De analyse van NGS data bij DNA en RNA sequencing wordt geïntroduceerd. Verschillende toepassingen zoals genoom… The post Analyse Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data appeared first on Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences. 2020-06-08 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-08 00:00:00 UTC Leiden, Netherlands, Leiden, Netherlands Leiden, Netherlands Leiden Netherlands [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RNA-seq Analysis for Beginners

    3 July 2020

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    RNA-seq Analysis for Beginners https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rna-seq-analysis-for-beginners-13c9f173-2fdd-4ea6-9005-58aa798bf289 High-throughput RNA-sequencing is now the standard technique for quantifying transcript abundance in a biological sample of interest. In this course we will describe the processes that take place once you submit a library for RNA sequencing, and what data you should expect to receive from the Bioinformatics Core. We will describe the steps involved to go from sequencing library to a list of genes that show statistically significant differences between your biological conditions of interest. Practical sessions will use the user-friendly Galaxy interface (https://usegalaxy.org/) to demonstrate tasks such as alignment, quality control and assessing differential expression. We will also showcase some web sites you can use for enrichment and pathways analysis. 2020-07-03 08:30:00 UTC 2020-07-03 16:00:00 UTC The Diamond, Workroom 1, Sheffield, United Kingdom The Diamond, Workroom 1 Sheffield United Kingdom S3 7RD [] bioinformatics-core@sheffield.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to RNA-seq analysis in R

    13 - 14 July 2020

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Introduction to RNA-seq analysis in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-rna-seq-analysis-in-r-34ffdcbc-a5b7-49ac-afb9-7d338a38ea26 In this workshop, you will be learning how to analyse RNA-seq count data, using R. This will include reading the data into R, quality control and performing differential expression analysis and gene set testing, with a focus on the edgeR analysis workflow. You will learn how to generate common plots for analysis and visualisation of gene expression data, such as boxplots and heatmaps. You will also be learning how alignment and counting of raw RNA-seq data can be performed in R. This workshop is aimed at biologists interested in learning how to perform differential expression analysis of RNA-seq data when reference genomes are available.. 2020-07-13 08:30:00 UTC 2020-07-14 16:00:00 UTC The Diamond, Workroom 1, Sheffield, United Kingdom The Diamond, Workroom 1 Sheffield United Kingdom S3 7RD [] bioinformatics-core@sheffield.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
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