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  • 5th Annual Danish Bioinformatics Conference

    22 - 23 August 2019

    Odense, Denmark

    5th Annual Danish Bioinformatics Conference   ELIXIR Denmark is sponsoring and organising the 5th Annual Danish Bioinformatics Conference, to be held on August 22-23, 2019, in Odense, Denmark. The two-day meeting provides attendees with opportunities to share and discuss their latest findings, and learn about the newest national and international developments within Selection in genomes, Personalised medicine and systems biology, Computational Mass spectronomy and proteomics, Single cell bioinformatics, Integration of  Omics data for molecular and personalized medicine, Population genomics, Machine and deep learning and RNA and genomics. The following speakers already confirmed their participation: Pam Wiener, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh (Selection in genomes) Henning Hermjakob, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK (Personlised medicine and systems biology) Parag Mallick, Stanford University, US (Computational Mass spectronomy and proteomics) Gokcen Eraslan, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, US (Single cell bioinformatics) Manja Marz, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, DE  (RNA and genomics) David Jones, University College London, UK (Machine and deep learning) ​For more information and registration please visit ELIXIR Denmark:  2019-08-22 09:00:00 UTC 2019-08-23 17:00:00 UTC Odense, Denmark Odense Denmark [] [] [] [] [] []
  • 2nd de.NBI Cloud User Meeting

    3 - 5 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    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 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 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 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 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 [] []
  • 4th Disease Maps Community Meeting - DMCM2019

    2 - 4 October 2019

    Sevilla, Spain

    Elixir node event
    4th Disease Maps Community Meeting - DMCM2019 The [4th Disease Maps Community Meeting] ( is hosted by the [Clinical Bioinformatics Area] (, 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** 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 [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] BioinformaticsClinical BioinformaticsDiseasesDisease mapsTranslational Bioinformaticssystems medicine
  • Software Carpentry Workshop

    16 - 18 October 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Software Carpentry Workshop 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 [] []
  • 12th ELIXIR Board meeting (Harpenden, UK)

    18 - 19 November 2019

    Harpenden, United Kingdom

    12th ELIXIR Board meeting (Harpenden, UK) The twelth ELIXIR Board meeting will take place from 18-19 November 2019 in Harpenden, UK. This meeting is open to the ELIXIR Board and Observers only. Agenda items and meeting documentation will be made available to Board members in due time. Please send any inquiries regarding the ELIXIR Board meeting to 2019-11-18 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-19 00:00:00 UTC Harpenden, Harpenden, United Kingdom Harpenden Harpenden Hertfordshire United Kingdom [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • NBIS course (prel.): Reproducible Research

    19 - 22 November 2019

    Göteborg, Sweden

    Elixir node event
    NBIS course (prel.): Reproducible Research More information will follow: questions? mail 2019-11-19 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-22 00:00:00 UTC Göteborg, Sweden Göteborg Sweden [] [] [] [] [] []
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