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  • CAS Personalized Molecular Oncology

    1 October 2018 - 31 July 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    CAS Personalized Molecular Oncology https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cas-personalized-molecular-oncology The CAS in Personalized Molecular Oncology aims at providing a comprehensive and integrative view of the field, by covering all the aspects involved along the pipeline: (i) tumor biology and genetics, (ii) molecular pathology, (iii) clinical bioinformatics, and (iv) clinical oncology. First of its kind in Switzerland, it will focus on the methodologies used to generate, analyze and interpret patients’ molecular profiles, also touching upon the associated technical, regulatory and ethical challenges. As an important outcome, it will establish a common language between the wide range of professionals involved in the personalized oncology process, from biologists, bioinformaticians, pathologists to clinicians, enabling an efficient and better informed use of e.g. genomic data for both routine clinical practice and clinical research. Moreover, it should empower professionals to develop a vision for their own institution, by critically evaluating the potential benefits and limitations of current and future developments in personalized oncology. The CAS is organized jointly by the University Hospital of Basel, the University Hospital of Lausanne, and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. 2018-10-01 09:00:00 UTC 2019-07-31 17:00:00 UTC SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Pathologie Universitätsspital Basel, 40, Schönbeinstrasse, Basel, Switzerland Pathologie Universitätsspital Basel, 40, Schönbeinstrasse Basel Switzerland University Hospital of BaselSIB Swiss Institute of BioinformaticsUniversity Hospital of Lausanne Dr. Aitana Lebrand Clinical Bioinformatics SIB | Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Ch. des Mines 9 CH-1202 Genève Tel. +41 (0)22 379 02 67 aitana.lebrand@sib.swiss [] Professionals involved in personalized molecular oncology, including laboratory managers, biologists, bioinformaticians, pathologists, geneticists, clinicians and pharmaceutical company employees. workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest Tumor biology and geneticsMolecular pathologyClinical BioinformaticsClinical oncology
  • ISMB/ECCB 2019

    21 - 25 July 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    ISMB/ECCB 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ismb-eccb-2019 ISMB/ECCB 2019 is the largest and most high profile annual meeting of scientists working in computational biology and provides an intense multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in computational tools for data driven biological research. ELIXIR will be present at this year's ISMB/ECCB 2019 conference with three dedicated Tech Tracks on Monday 22 July and a Special Session on Scalable Plant-Research in Cloud Environments on Wednesday 24 July. ELIXIR will also be have a booth (booth numbers 23 and 24) in the exhibition area with information about our services including Global Alliance, Galaxy, Plants, TeSS and Beacons.  Further details about the conference, including how to register, can be found on the ISMB/ECCB 2019 website. 2019-07-21 10:00:00 UTC 2019-07-25 17:00:00 UTC Congress Center Basel, Basel, Switzerland Congress Center Basel Basel Switzerland 4058 [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Analysis of single cell RNA-Seq data from 10x Genomics

    29 - 30 August 2019

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Analysis of single cell RNA-Seq data from 10x Genomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/analysis-of-single-cell-rna-seq-data-from-10x-genomics-5360606b-8116-48e6-929f-5e3b1bd1de5b In this course we will discuss some of the advantages and pitfalls of scRNA-Seq and go through the whole scRNA-seq analysis pipeline. We will teach you how to do proper quality control and filtering on gene level and cell level, how to do create tSNE plots, how to get potential markers for a subset of cells ...  2019-08-29 09:00:00 UTC 2019-08-30 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core iGent, Gent, Belgium iGent Gent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • FLAMES Summer School

    9 - 20 September 2019

    Gent, Belgium

    FLAMES Summer School https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/flames-summer-school FLAMES (Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics) organizes a two-week Summer School aiming at providing practical methodological and statistical training to young researchers (particularly PhD students) from all disciplines. After the success of the FLAMES Summer School in 2013 (at KULeuven), 2014 (at UGent), 2015 (at VUB), 2016 (at UHasselt) , 2017 (at UAntwerp) and 2018 (at KULeuven) we are going to offer and even broader variety of courses from top lecturers around the world. Whether you are a complete dummy, a starter with a limited knowledge, or a more experienced researcher with a broad basic knowledge in the world of methodology and statistics, the FLAMES summer school offers courses at your level, which emphasizes everyday research practice. The program consists of 23 courses (called modules) from which participants can choose. Each module seamlessly connects theory with hands-on exercises or lab sessions, focusing on various disciplines and software packages whenever possible. The basic courses are combined in 2 recommended tracks, that directly connect to the prior knowledge of the participant. This year the FLAMES Summer School will take place at Gent University, De Sterre. 2019-09-09 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-20 17:00:00 UTC Krijgslaan 281, Gent, Belgium Krijgslaan 281 Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium Ghent University summerschool@flames-statistics.com [] [] workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest []
  • [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference tutorial: Using the Ensembl REST APIs to programmatically access genomic data, 9 September 2019

    9 September 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference tutorial: Using the Ensembl REST APIs to programmatically access genomic data, 9 September 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bc-2-basel-computational-biology-conference-tutorial-using-the-ensembl-rest-apis-to-programmatically-access-genomic-data-9-september-2019 Work with Ensembl to master the Ensembl REST API and flexibly access genome-wide data, such as genes, variants, regulatory features, homologues and alignments. 2019-09-09 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-09 16:00:00 UTC University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel Basel Switzerland 4001 [] Astrid Gall [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • Introduction to RNA-Seq: From quality control to pathway analysis

    21 - 22 October 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to RNA-Seq: From quality control to pathway analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-rna-seq-9b1ad1ee-b319-4f6e-bdeb-6b6a297145b2 Overview This two-day course will present the theory and bioinformatics tools required to analyze RNA-seq gene expression data, from the raw data to the biological interpretation. 2019-10-21 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-22 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Basel, Switzerland SIB Basel Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Best practices in programming 2019

    5 - 6 November 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Best practices in programming 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/best-practices-in-programming-2019 This workshop is organised by the SIB PhD Training Network. Priority is given to its members, but is open to everyone. 2019-11-05 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-06 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Basel, Switzerland SIB Basel Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Ligand-protein docking, and computer-aided drug design

    12 - 14 November 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Ligand-protein docking, and computer-aided drug design https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ligand-protein-docking-and-computer-aided-drug-design-b5c29e56-da43-431c-9283-e0ac2a452322 Overview This workshop aims to present basics on molecular visualization, ligand-protein docking and several computer-aided drug design tools developed at SIB. Numerous case examples are taken from different therapeutic fields. 2019-11-12 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-14 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Basel, Switzerland SIB Basel Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to high-performance computing (sciCORE cluster)

    13 November 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to high-performance computing (sciCORE cluster) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-high-performance-computing-scicore-cluster-515184e9-a4a9-4bca-9273-7caa8f32769a Overview This full-day course has a practical focus, where participants will learn how to use the Linux command line and interact with the sciCORE cluster. All new users of sciCORE are strongly encouraged to follow this course. 2019-11-13 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-13 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Basel, Switzerland SIB Basel Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • NBIS course (prel.): Reproducible Research

    19 - 22 November 2019

    Göteborg, Sweden

    Elixir node event
    NBIS course (prel.): Reproducible Research https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/nbis-course-prel-reproducible-research More information will follow: https://www.scilifelab.se/education/courses%26training questions? mail education@nbis.se 2019-11-19 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-22 00:00:00 UTC Göteborg, Sweden Göteborg Sweden [] jessica.lindvall@scilifelab.se [] [] [] [] []
  • First Steps in Parallelization with OpenMP

    20 November 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    First Steps in Parallelization with OpenMP https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-in-parallelization-with-openmp-e0c0050d-f04e-42b5-a4ae-f1823d2f6f3c Overview We currently live in the era of multicore computers, where almost every computing machine has many CPUs. In order to benefit from this computational power we need to devise programs explicitly written for parallel machines. 2019-11-20 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-20 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Basel, Switzerland SIB Basel Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Python for Life Scientists - along PharmaPy conference

    21 November 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Python for Life Scientists - along PharmaPy conference https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/python-for-life-scientists-4b472965-66f4-419e-a282-bc20f5664411 More information soon We were obliged to cancel the 3-day course in Python, initially planned for 18-20 November 2019, and we apologize for this inconvenience. 2019-11-21 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-21 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Basel, Switzerland SIB Basel Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Statistics for Life Scientists - cancelled

    2 - 4 December 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Statistics for Life Scientists - cancelled https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistics-for-life-scientists-e25eb89a-c498-4fa4-8a59-fda57cfb60d8 Course Cancelled We were obliged to cancel this 3-day course entitled Statistics to Life Scientists, initially planned for 2-4 December 2019, and we apologize for this inconvenience. We are currently looking for an alternative solution. 2019-12-02 09:00:00 UTC 2019-12-04 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Basel, Switzerland SIB Basel Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Intermediate R

    9 - 11 December 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Intermediate R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/intermediate-r-ec2abb58-3433-4f1a-9ba4-b04b28549eeb Overview This 3-day intermediate course will move beyond simple scripts/recipes towards a more systematic understanding of R and its data structures. 2019-12-09 09:00:00 UTC 2019-12-11 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Basel, Switzerland SIB Basel Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
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