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  • 2nd de.NBI Cloud User Meeting

    3 - 5 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    2nd de.NBI Cloud User Meeting https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/2nd-de-nbi-cloud-user-meeting Educators: de.NBI Cloud Group Date: 03.09 to 05.09 Location: Heidelberg What is it about? The 2nd de.NBI Cloud User Meeting is an upcoming 3-day event (03.09.2018-05.09.2018) in Heidelberg for people interested in Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing or Big Data. Due to the diversity of approaches that arise in this exciting and rapidly evolving cloud computing technology niche, this meeting should help to exchange ideas and approaches in the growing de.NBI Cloud community. We aim to advantage our attendees, from beginner to expert, with comprehensive understanding of the very broad application and benefit of the de.NBI Cloud. This event is your chance of meeting users, developers and administrators using the de.NBI Cloud. We feature topics from introduction or use case talks to introduce different technologies (OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes, Nextflow, ….) to tutorials and workshops that will help understand how to actually apply the technology in your research. Confirmed Speakers Matthias König – Humboldt-University Berlin Alan Beccati – Max Planck In­sti­tute for Mar­ine Mi­cro­bi­o­logy Alexander Peltzer – Quantitative Biology Center (QBIC) Johannes Werner – Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Jens Preussner – Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research Marius Dieckmann – Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Justus University Giessen Björn Grüning – Bioinformatics Group Freiburg University Helena Rasche – Bioinformatics Group Freiburg University Jan Krüger – Computational Metagenomics, Bielefeld University Who should attend this meeting? We welcome people from all background, no matter if you are new to the de.NBI Cloud or considering to submit a project application, to learn and network in our growing community. What to bring? Laptop Preliminary Agenda: 03.09. (13:00 – 18:00): Presentation of use cases 04.09. (09:00 – 17:00): Workshop 05.09. (09:00 – 13:00): Workshop Registration Deadline 23.08.2019 Further Information and registration at https://cloud.denbi.de/2nd-de-nbi-cloud-user-meeting/ 2019-09-03 13:00:00 UTC 2019-09-05 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Combining Workflows, Tools and Data Management - GCB 2019

    16 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Combining Workflows, Tools and Data Management - GCB 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/combining-workflows-tools-and-data-management-gcb-2019 TBA 2019-09-16 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-16 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • SeqAn3 – a modern C++ library for efficient sequence analysis - GCB 2019

    16 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    SeqAn3 – a modern C++ library for efficient sequence analysis - GCB 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/seqan3-a-modern-c-library-for-efficient-sequence-analysis-gcb-2019 TBA 2019-09-16 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-16 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Getting started with the de.NBI Cloud - GCB 2019

    16 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Getting started with the de.NBI Cloud - GCB 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/getting-started-with-the-de-nbi-cloud-gcb-2019 Educators: Alexander Sczyrba, Peter Belmann, Sebastian Jünemann, Jan Krüger, Alex Walender (BiGi) Location: Heidelberg GCB Date: 16th September Content: The need for high-throughput data analysis has grown tremendously since the introduction of next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms. The massive amount of data produced creates a new class of resource barriers to be overcome including limited bandwidth, storage volume and compute power. Small research labs can hardly cope with the data generated. A solution to the mere resource problem are cloud computing environments as virtually unlimited and flexible resources. The de.NBI Cloud is a full academic cloud federation, providing compute and storage re-sources free of charge for academic users. It provides a powerful IT infrastructure in combination with flexible bioinformatics workflows and analysis tools to the life science community in Germany. The de.NBI Cloud offers reliable IT security concepts and user access rules to en-sure secure data access and storage. It closes the gap of missing computational resources for life science researchers in Germany. The de.NBI Cloud project started in 2016 as collaboration between the universities of Bielefeld, Freiburg, Gießen, Heidelberg and Tübingen. The close cooperation with the ELIXIR cloud ensures the connectivity and sustainability in the international context. The de.NBI Cloud operates the major service levels: • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) suited for experienced power users that want full control over the compute environment; plain access to virtualized infrastructure • Platform as a Service (PaaS) suited for experienced users who utilize fully configured infrastructure for the deployment of custom workflows • Software as a Service (SaaS) suited for users without cloud experience who can use virtual machines (VMs) of pre-configured, state-of-the-art analysis tools and pipelines Cloud computing requires initial efforts and skills to port existing workflows to these new mod-els. The same holds true for emerging programming models. Cloud environments can be difficult to use by scientists with little system administration and programming skills. Challenges exist in managing cloud environments as there is a lack of tools which simplify accessing and using these environments and helping bootstrap users by providing basic software stacks. Keywords: OpenStack, Cloud Computing, virtual machines (VMs) Tools: OpenStack, BiBiGrid Prerequisites: The participants should bring their own laptop computers. The goal of the tutorial is to provide a fundamental introduction to the underlying OpenStack infrastructure. Target audience are bioinformaticians or experienced computational data analysts who would like to utilize scalable and flexible cloud resources for their research. Participants will learn how to setup a cloud project and work with virtual instances, and how to efficiently utilize cloud computing resources. We will also address networking and security issues, demonstrate how to deploy bioinformatics tools in the cloud, and how to set up a customized compute cluster in a cloud environment using BiBiGrid. All topics will be covered by short talks and practical hands-on sessions. 2019-09-16 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-16 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Joint SIB / NBIS Autumn School Single Cell Analysis

    13 - 19 October 2019

    Leysin

    Elixir node event
    Joint SIB / NBIS Autumn School Single Cell Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/nbis-sib-collaborative-course-single-cell-transcriptomics #training #url: https://www.sib.swiss/training/course/2019-10_single-cell contact: education@nbis.se This course is organised by NBIS/SciLifeLab and the SIB PhD Training Network. Priority is given to their members, but is open to everyone. Overview Single-cell analysis of the various -omics makes possible to discover mechanisms, strains, expressions that would not be noticed when studying bulk cell populations. New developments lead more and more research groups to use this technology and this Autumn School will provide an overview of the various methods and fields of application through lectures and hands-on exercises. Generally, the afternoons will be dedicated to practical exercises where you will be able to apply the theoretical concepts learned during the morning session. Sometimes there will be a mix of both. One afternoon will be devoted to a social activity. See the preliminary program below for more details... Audience This course is addressed to PhD students, postdocs and scientists starting to work with single cell technologies and analysis. Learning objectives The first objective of this school is to provide participants with a broad knowledge of single cell analysis that would enable them to understand its application in general. This would be achieved via the multiple lectures provided by our lecturers throughout the week. The second objective is to enable participants to apply single cell analysis in their own research. This would be achieved by all the exercises that would follow the theoretical lectures. The third objective is networking with the lecturers and also the other participants that will most likely share similar interests. Prerequisites Knowledge / competencies Students should have intermediate to advanced R skills (able to read, understand and write R scripts), know how to use common R/Bioconductor packages, be familiar with the typical steps involved in a bulk RNA-seq (both experimental and data analysis parts). Technical Students should be able to bring their own laptop with R and RStudio installed. A list of required R-packages will be sent before the course and these should be installed prior to the course start. Program Sunday ≈17-18h: arrival of the participants, check-in Welcome and dinner Monday: Transcriptomics Introductory lecture: Vincent Gardeux, Laboratory of Systems and Genetics, EPFL / SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland. Quantification, QC & Normalization: Davide Risso, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy. Dimensionality reduction: Paulo Czarnewski, NBIS, Uppsala University, SciLifeLab, Uppsala, Sweden. Tuesday: Transcriptomics Batch correction: Panagiotis Papasaikas, Computational Biology Group, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research / SIB, Basel. Switzerland. Clustering - methods overview: Charlotte Soneson, Computational Biology Group, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research / SIB, Basel, Switzerland. Cell fate mapping and trajectories: Robrecht Cannoodt, VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Gent, Belgium. Wednesday: Transcriptomics Differential expression: Charlotte Soneson, Computational Biology, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research / SIB, Basel, Switzerland. Afternoon: Team activity Evening: Keynote lecture: Alejandro Sifrim, Laboratory of Reproductive Genomics, KU Leuwen, Belgium. Thursday: Proteomics Transcriptome + proteome: Johan Reimegård, Uppsala University, SciLifeLab, Uppsala, Sweden. Differential abundance and differential state analysis of single cell cytometry data: Mark Robinson & Helena Crowell, Statistical Genomics, University of Zurich / SIB, Zurich, Switzerland. Friday: Other omics and integration Spatial mapping of scRNAseq: Lars Borm, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Lineage tracing and scRNA: Maria Florescu, Hubrecht Institute, Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research, Utrecht, Netherlands. Data integration methods: Sebastien Smallwood, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland. End of the event around 14h30. Application Before applying, be sure your profile matches the prerequisites and do not forget to take this survey. If you do not take the survey, your application will not be taken into consideration. Please use the same email address for the application and the survey. Registration fees are the following: 250 Swiss Francs for members of the SIB PhD Training Network and for PhD students enrolled at a Swedish University, 600 Swiss Francs for other academics, 1200 Swiss Francs for for-profit institutions. This includes full course fees, full board accommodation at the hotel and coffee breaks. Deadline for application and free-of-charge cancellation is set is set to 16 September 2019. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions. You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation. Click to apply Venue and Time Location: Hotel Central Residence & Spa, Leysin, Switzerland. Arrival: Sunday before 18h Departure: Friday around 14h30 Additional information Coordination: Björn Nystedt (NBIS/SciLifeLab), Grégoire Rossier (SIB). Scientific Committe: Åsa Björklund (NBIS/SciLifeLab), Michael Stadler & Charlotte Soneson (SIB and FMI Basel), Vincent Gardeux (EPFL). For more information, please contact Grégoire Rossier. 2019-10-13 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-19 00:00:00 UTC Leysin Leysin [] jessica.lindvall@scilifelab.se [] [] [] [] []
  • BioSB course: Algorithms for Genomics

    14 - 18 October 2019

    Delft, Netherlands

    Elixir node event
    BioSB course: Algorithms for Genomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/biosb-course-algorithms-for-genomics Comparative genomics aims to compare large sets of genomes in order to understand and explain differences in traits of an organism. Contemporary methods are powered by fundamental algorithms and data structures, which are efficient and scale to large data sets.… The post BioSB course: Algorithms for Genomics appeared first on Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences. 2019-10-14 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-18 00:00:00 UTC Delft, Netherlands, Delft, Netherlands Delft, Netherlands Delft Netherlands [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Software Carpentry Workshop

    16 - 18 October 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Software Carpentry Workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/software-carpentry-workshop-ab3af408-aa91-49ed-bab2-5db1f2e6d15d Educators: Malvika Sharan, Georg Zeller, Mike Smith, Thomas Schwarzl, Frank Thommen (HD-HuB), Holger Dinkel Date: 16-10-2019 - 18-10-2019 09:00-18:00 Location: ATC Computer Training Lab, EMBL Heidelberg Contents: Computation is an integral part of today's research as data has grown too large or too complex to be analysed by hand. An ever-growing fraction of science is performed computationally and many wet-lab biologists spend part of their time on the computer. Many scientists struggle with this aspect of research as they have not been properly trained in the necessary set of skills. The result is that too much time is spent using inefficient tools when progress could be faster. This course provides training in several key tools, with a focus on good development practices that encourage efficient and reproducible research computing. Topics covered include: Introduction to Python scripting Introduction to the Unix shell and usage of cluster resources Version control with Git and Github Analysis pipeline management Scientific Python & working with biological data Literate programming with Jupyter notebooks Learning goals: This course aims to teach software writing skills and best practices to researchers in biology who wish to analyse data, and to introduce a toolset that can help them in their work. The goal is to enable them to be more productive and to make their science better and more reproducible. Prerequisites: This is a course for researchers in the life sciences who are using computers for their analyses, even if not full time. The target student will be familiar with some command line/programmatic computer usage, will want to become more confident using these tools efficiently and reproducibly. A target student will have written a for loop in some language before, but will not know what git is (or at least not be very comfortable using git). Keywords: Programming; Command Line; Version Control; Bioinformatics; Data Analysis; Cluster Computing Tools: Python; Bash; Unix/Linux; Git; GitHub; SnakeMake; Biopython; Pandas; Numpy; SciPy; Matplotlib 2019-10-16 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-18 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI / ELIXIR Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • ELIXIR Norway All Hands Meeting

    23 - 24 October 2019

    Oslo, Norway

    ELIXIR Norway All Hands Meeting https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-norway-all-hands-meeting-2019 Yearly gathering of all hands involved in ELIXIR Norway, including our stakeholder panel. Immediately followed by a meeting with the SAC. 2019-10-23 12:00:00 UTC 2019-10-24 13:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Norway Thon Hotel Opera, 4, Dronning Eufemias gate, Oslo, Norway Thon Hotel Opera, 4, Dronning Eufemias gate Oslo Norway [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
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