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  • Microscopy Image Analysis Course

    19 - 20 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Microscopy Image Analysis Course https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/microscopy-image-analysis-course Educators: Karl Rohr, Thomas Wollmann, Manuel Gunkel (HD-HuB), Qi Gao, Leonid Kostrykin Date: 19.-20.9.2019 Location: Heidelberg University IPMB (Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology) Im Neuenheimer Feld 364 Contents: The course gives an introduction into the field of microscopy image analysis for cell biology and the use of software tools for automated processing of image data. Basic methods for computer-based analysis of microscopy images are introduced such as image preprocessing, segmentation, feature extraction, classification, colocalization, and tracking. Concepts of software platforms with focus on ImageJ and their use for analyzing cell microscopy image data are also taught. Workflow systems for automating image analysis pipelines are also considered (e.g., KNIME, Galaxy). The course consists of lectures and practical sessions. Participants should bring their laptops for the practical sessions. The target group are researchers with a background in biology or medicine that need to analyze their data and have little or no experience in automated image analysis. Learning goals: - Introduction into cell microscopy image analysis - Application of software tools for automated analysis of image data Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in using software tools for image analysis is helpful but not mandatory Keywords: Computer-based image analysis, image preprocessing, segmentation, feature extraction, classification, colocalization, tracking Tools: Image J Course fee: Participants will be charged with a course fee of 40 Euros (to cover the lunch and infrastructure related cost). The invoice details will be shared via email. Registration: Please register directly on the HD-HuB website: https://www.hd-hub.de/course-dates/3-all/47-microscopy-image-analysis-course In the "Comments" section of the registration form, please provide some information about yourself and your motivation to attend the training (e.g. Position, Field of study/Background, Topic of work, Knowledge of image analysis methods/tools). Registration closes on August 11, 2019. The capacity is limited to 20 participants and applicants will be selected after registration closed. You will be notified of the outcome by e-mail on August 23, 2019. 2019-09-19 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-20 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] [] [] []
  • International Summer School on Rare Disease Registries and FAIRification of Data

    23 - 27 September 2019

    Roma, Italy

    International Summer School on Rare Disease Registries and FAIRification of Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/international-summer-school-on-rare-disease-registries-and-fairification-of-data Registries are key resources in order to increase timely and accurate diagnosis, improve patients management, tailor treatments, facilitate clinical trials, support healthcare planning and speed up research. This course is composed of two training modules: The first module “Rare Disease Registries” starts on September 23 till September 25, 2019, during these three days participants will learn (a) what resources are needed for the establishment / maintenance of a high quality registry (b) the features of successful strategies to ensure (i) long-time sustainability of the registry, (ii) quality, (iii) legal and ethical issues in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and (iv) FAIR principles The second module “FAIRification of data”, starts on September 26 till September 27, 2019 during these two days participants, working with IT-trainers, will make use case data FAIR. The potential of a FAIR registry, as the basis for cross resource questions, will be demonstrated by executing a query across the use cases that become FAIR. In this part a time slot will be allocated to discuss FAIR data management and FAIR project planning. 2019-09-23 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-27 18:00:00 UTC European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP-RD), Istituto Superiore di Sanità of Italy Via Giano della Bella, 34, Roma, Italy Via Giano della Bella, 34 Roma Città Metropolitana di Roma Italy Rare diseases Istituto Superiore di Sanità claudio.carta@iss.it [] Cliniciansmedical specialistsregistry curatorsdatabase managershealthcare professionals rare disease patients representatives workshops_and_courses first_come_first_servedregistration_of_interest Rare DiseasesRegistryethical issues
  • 4th Disease Maps Community Meeting - DMCM2019

    2 - 4 October 2019

    Sevilla, Spain

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    4th Disease Maps Community Meeting - DMCM2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/4th-disease-maps-community-meeting-dmcm2019 The [4th Disease Maps Community Meeting] (http://disease-maps.org/DMCM2019) is hosted by the [Clinical Bioinformatics Area] (http://www.clinbioinfosspa.es/), FPS, Hospital Virgen del Rocio. **Invited Talks** * _Schizophrenia Map: Data to knowledge to data_ **Jessica Dale Tenenbaum**, Duke University at Durham, North Carolina, USA * _Logic modeling to integrate disease maps and various omics data_ **Julio Saez-Rodriguez**, RWTH-Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany * _Toward whole-cell computational models for precision medicine_ **Jonathan Karr**, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA * _Computational approaches to tackle chemoresistance in high-grade serous ovarian cancer_ **Sampsa Hautaniemi**, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland **Afternoon discussion sessions** Afternoon breakout discussion sessions are planned following the example of the 2nd Disease Maps Community Meeting in Luxembourg. We invite proposals: a title and a brief description of the topic (1 page maximum). 4-6 topics will be selected, introduced 2nd October and discussed 3rd and 4th October with summaries presented at the end to all the participants. **Abstract subimission and registration** http://disease-maps.org/DMCM2019 2019-10-02 09:30:00 UTC 2019-10-04 13:30:00 UTC Disease Maps Project Centro de Documentación Clínica Avanzada, s/n, Avda de Manuel Siurot, Sevilla, Spain Centro de Documentación Clínica Avanzada, s/n, Avda de Manuel Siurot Sevilla Spain 41013 Systems medicine Translational medicine Bioinformatics Fundación Progreso y Salud (FPS)Hospital Virgen del Rocio disease-maps-coord@googlegroups.com [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] BioinformaticsClinical BioinformaticsDiseasesDisease mapsTranslational Bioinformaticssystems medicine
  • Practical Data and Software Skills for Reproducible Research Workshops

    2 - 4 October 2019

    Roma, Italy

    Practical Data and Software Skills for Reproducible Research Workshops https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/practical-data-and-software-skills-for-reproducible-research-workshops Two one-day introductory workshops on the skills and technologies you need for publishable and reproducible data-driven science. People can register for one or both workshops. Practical Data Skills Workshop: 2-3 October, 2019 Practical Software Skills Workshop: 3-4 October, 2019 Working with “Big data” is challenging for most researchers and the barriers to publication can be difficult. These workshops introduce free open-source approaches that reduce these challenges and help you deliver research that is more impactful, open, and reproducible. Training will focus on solutions developed by publicly funded cyberinfrastructure developed in the US (CyVerse) and Europe (CyVerse UK, ELIXIR, EOSC, and others). Lessons learned will prepare you with skills you can apply no matter which computing platforms you use. 2019-10-02 14:30:00 UTC 2019-10-04 14:30:00 UTC University of Arkansas in collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the National Research Council of Italy, Earlham Institute, Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), the Netherlands eScience Center and the University of Arizona University of Arkansas Rome Center: Palazzo Taverna, Via di Monte Giordano, 36 - 00186 Rome Italy., Roma, Italy University of Arkansas Rome Center: Palazzo Taverna, Via di Monte Giordano, 36 - 00186 Rome Italy. Roma Città Metropolitana di Roma Italy 00186 University of Arkansas Jason Williams (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY) Email: Williams@cshl.edu University of Arkansas Investigators and researchers working in all areas of the life sciences. workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served Open scienceReproducible ResearchData skillsSoftware skills
  • 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

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    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 [] []
  • Machine Learning in R

    6 - 7 November 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Machine Learning in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/machine-learning-in-r Date Nov 6 - Nov 7 2019 Location EMBL Heidelberg Tutors and helpers - Dr. Malvika Sharan - Prof Bernd Bischl - Martin Binder - Giuseppe Casalicchio Affiliation: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich Course Information This two-day course, on the implementation of Machine Learning in R, using mlr package will be delivered as practical sessions on programming and data analysis. The main goal of mlr is to provide a unified interface for machine learning tasks as classification, regression, cluster analysis and survival analysis in R. Sessions will be driven by many practical exercises and case studies. Before this workshop, participants are expected to review the official material introducing the principle of Machine Learning (see the prerequisite). Course Content This 2-day course will cover hands-on sessions using `mlr` and other relevant packages. Daily schedule - 09:30-12:30 3h morning, 90 min Theory + 90 min Practical - 12:30-13:30 1h Lunchbreak - 13:30-16:30 3h afternoon, 90 min Theory + 90 min Practical - 16:30-17:00 Time for general questions Day 1 Introduction to the concepts and Practical with mlr - Performance Evaluation and Resampling (Metrics, CV, ROC) - Introduction to Boosting Day 2 Introduction to the concepts and Practical with mlr - Tuning and Nested Cross-Validation - Regularization and Feature Selection Prerequisite The course is aimed at advanced R programmers, preferably with some knowledge of statistics and data modeling (See prerequisite materials from Day-1, 2, & 4). In this course, our learners will learn more about machine learning and its application and implementation through the hands-on sessions and use cases. Optional: Discussion-Based Session On The Principle of Machine Learning Anna Kreshuk (EMBL Group Leader) will lead a one-day discussion-based session on 14 October 2019 to address your questions on the prerequisite materials on the principle of Machine Learning. This will also allow you to connect with other participants of this workshop informally, and discuss the materials in smaller groups. Please register for this workshop separately: https://bio-it.embl.de/events/machine-learning-discussion-workshop-2019/. Registration Please register on this page: https://bio-it.embl.de/events/machine-learning-in-r-2019/ Please note that the maximum capacity of this course is 40 participants and registration is required to secure a place. If you have any questions, please contact Malvika Sharan. In your registration, please mention your EMBL group name, or institute's name (e.g. DKFZ, Uni-HD) if you are registering as an external participant. Costs 60,00 EUR Keywords: Machine Learning, R 2019-11-06 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-07 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • CABANA Workshop: Analysis of Crop Genomics Data

    2 - 6 December 2019

    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 This course will introduce crop biologists to methods and approaches for analysing crop genomics data. 2019-12-02 08:30:00 UTC 2019-12-06 12:45:00 UTC Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes Bogota Colombia 111711 [] Marco Cristancho [] [] [] [] HDRUK
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