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  • Advanced Statistics: Statistical Modeling

    19 - 22 August 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Advanced Statistics: Statistical Modeling https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advanced-statistics-statistical-modeling-5ff40dcd-dad2-46c2-a6d6-4a7c8b8d65a6 The course is now closed as it is full with a long waiting list. 2019-08-19 09:00:00 UTC 2019-08-22 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • 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 []
  • Clinical bioinformatics for microbial genomics and metagenomics - ESCMID, CHUV, SIB

    9 - 12 September 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Clinical bioinformatics for microbial genomics and metagenomics - ESCMID, CHUV, SIB https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/clinical-bioinformatics-for-microbial-genomics-and-metagenomics-escmid-chuv-sib There were many more applications for this course than expected. It is full with a waiting list. In the case you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact William Caddy william.caddy@escmid.org. 2019-09-09 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-12 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • Nextflow 2019

    17 - 20 September 2019

    Barcelona, Spain

    Elixir node event
    Nextflow 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/nextflow-2019 **Create. Deploy. Share.** Nextflow is a popular workflow management solution that allows scientists and engineers to create data-driven applications which can be effortlessly scaled across clusters and clouds. It simplifies the writing of complex distributed computational workflows in a portable and replicable manner. Nextflow allows the seamless parallelization and deployment of any existing application with minimal development and maintenance overhead, irrespective of the original programming language. Containerisation technologies and inbuilt executors for the most popular cluster systems (SLURM, PBS, UGE, LSF, etc) and cloud infrastructure (AWS Batch & Google Cloud Platform) ensures unrivalled deployment. The built-in support for code repositories provides code sharing for the collaborations that matter most and enable your applications to touch the world. But most of all, the active community of that has formed around Nextflow provides inspirational, best-in-class technical examples from global leaders in workflow deployment as well as lasting relationships in a growing community. __Nextflow Training - 17th and 18th September 2019__ The week kicks off with a two-day intensive workshop intended for Nextflow beginners and intermediate users. In these practical sessions, participants learn about Nextflow technology starting from basic through to advanced concepts, with the expectation they will acquire the proficiency to develop and deploy their own workflows. The workshop will be provided across 14 topics including processes, operators, executors, containers and best practices. A GitHub repository will be provided with all the necessary material and software as well as AWS cloud instances for running the deployments in the relevant practical sessions. The audience is expected to have at least some prior basic command line experience. __Nextflow Camp - 19th and 20th September 2019__ Nextflow Camp brings together the Nextflow community of developers and users to discuss the state of Nextflow technology, the latest developments and tackle the open questions in a collaborative manner. Each day is split between talks from Nextflow experts and tutorial breakout sessions where participants get a flavour for the possibilities for their own applications. We hope to see you in Barcelona in September! 2019-09-17 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-20 18:00:00 UTC Paolo Di Tommaso PRBB Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, 88, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, Barcelona, Spain PRBB Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, 88, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader Barcelona Barcelona Spain 08003 Centre for Genomic Regulation training@crg.eu AWS Bioinformaticians 50 meetings_and_conferencesworkshops_and_courses first_come_first_served NextflowWorkflowsContainersCloud ComputingHPC
  • Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

    23 September - 18 October 2019

    Edgbaston, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/metabolomics-understanding-metabolism-in-the-21st-century-8c9cebe4-268d-4e19-9073-3a9d99e51df5 This online course explores metabolomics, an emerging field that aims to measure the complement of metabolites (the metabolome) in living organisms. The metabolome represents the downstream effect of an organism's... 2019-09-23 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-18 23:59:00 UTC Online, Edgbaston, United Kingdom Online Edgbaston United Kingdom B15 2TT [] [] [] [] [] []
  • First Steps with UNIX in Life Sciences

    25 September 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    First Steps with UNIX in Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-unix-in-life-sciences-4430cc52-cd66-4a18-89c1-dc7e7fbe1bc1 Overview With a constant evolution of technologies, life scientists (such as laboratory biologists) are faced with an increasing need for bioinformatics skills to deal with high-throughput data storage, retrieval and analysis. 2019-09-25 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-25 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • First steps with R in Life Sciences

    8 - 9 October 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    First steps with R in Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-r-in-life-sciences-31722d33-fefc-4aaa-a004-cd69bbab054e Overview R is a complete, flexible and open source system for statistical analysis and graphics, which has become a tool of choice for biologists and biomedical scientists who need to analyse and visualise large amounts of data. 2019-10-08 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-09 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students 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 [] []
  • SPHN Data Privacy and IT Security Training

    25 October 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    SPHN Data Privacy and IT Security Training https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/sphn-data-privacy-and-it-security-training-45f9b664-6a6d-4fd1-bcad-c2201297c947 Overview Within the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) and related national initiatives researchers use patient data (i.e., confidential human data) in their research projects. 2019-10-25 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-25 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data Management Plan

    31 October - 1 November 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Data Management Plan https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-management-plan-812edd6d-94f8-445e-9830-257ec0790d90 Overview Recent studies have shown that worldwide, between 51% and 89% of published life sciences research is not reproducible, with consequent losses estimated at around $100 billions/year in biomedical research (Chalmers et al., 2009; Freedman et 2019-10-31 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-01 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advances in Computational Biology Conference 2019

    28 - 29 November 2019

    Barcelona, Spain

    Elixir node event
    Advances in Computational Biology Conference 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advances-in-computational-biology-conference-2019 The first **Advances in Computational Biology conference – _Fostering collaboration among women scientists_** will bring together researchers working on systems biology, omics technologies, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing with applications to biology from both the public and private sectors. One of the main purposes of the conference is to **visualize and promote the research done by women scientists** and for this reason, all presenters will be women, although the conference is open to everyone. We want to create a space to foster collaborations between scientists, providing an excellent opportunity to share ideas and build research networks. Topics included: - **Learning from Biological Sequences**: population genomics, evolutionary genomics, systems biology, transcriptomics, sequence analysis - **When Computational Biology meets Medicine**: biomedical applications, mutational landscapes, clinical genomics - **Machines Speeding up Research**: high performance computing, machine learning in the life sciences, imaging data analysis, dynamic simulations and algorithm development Key dates: - Open registration: May 6th, 2019 - Abstract submission opens: May 6th, 2019 - **Abstract submission deadline: July 1st, 2019** - Early bird registration deadline: September 15th, 2019 - Registration deadline: November 1st, 2019 - AdvCompBio Conference: November 28th - 29th, 2019 The programme will include poster and oral presentations, as well as keynotes from leading scientists in the computational biology and high-performance computing fields. The keynote speakers of the conference are: **Christine Orengo**, group leader of Orengo Group at University College London, **Natasa Przulj**, group leader of the Life Sciences – Integrative Computational Network Biology at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and **Marie-Christine Sawley**, director of the Exascale Lab at Intel. The confirmed chairs of the conference are: **Alison Kennedy**, director of the STFC Hartree Centre, **Janet Kelso**, group leader of the Minerva Research Group for Bioinformatics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and **Nuria Lopez-Bigas**, leader of the Biomedical Genomics Research Group at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona. Furthermore, the participants will have the opportunity to interact personally with female leaders in the fields of IT, academic research and politics that support the conference. The conference is organised by the Bioinfo4Women programme from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) with the collaboration of IMIM-UPF Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB), the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). It is an affiliate conference of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). 2019-11-28 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-29 17:00:00 UTC La Pedrera, 92, Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain La Pedrera, 92, Passeig de Gràcia Barcelona Barcelona Spain Imaging Machine learning Computational biology Computer science Biomedical science Sequence analysis Transcriptomics Evolutionary biology Population genomics Omics Systems biology Bioinformatics [] [] ResearchersPhD studentsPostdoctoral studentsComputer scienceComputational biologistsbioinformaticians meetings_and_conferences [] HPCBioinformaticsComputational BiologyArtificial IntelligenceGenomicsTranscriptomicsSystems biologyPopulation GenomicsEvolutinary genomicsSequence Analysisbiomedical applicationsmutational landscapesclinical genomicsImagingdynamic simulationsalgorithmsmachine learning
  • First steps with Git for reproducible research (date to be confirmed)

    5 December 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    First steps with Git for reproducible research (date to be confirmed) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-git-for-reproducible-research More information soon 2019-12-05 09:00:00 UTC 2019-12-05 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Sciences: Vital-IT Infrastructure Training

    12 December 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Sciences: Vital-IT Infrastructure Training https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/high-performance-computing-hpc-in-life-sciences-vital-it-infrastructure-training-7a057fe4-5717-4c6a-a567-ba2cb95bb755 Overview Several scientific applications require computing and/or storage resources that go beyond the processing power of a single multi-core machine. 2019-12-12 09:00:00 UTC 2019-12-12 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Translational Medicine Explained course

    11 - 15 November 2019

    Barcelona, Spain

    Elixir node event
    Translational Medicine Explained course https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/translational-medicine-explained-course Interested in discovering the landscape of Translational Medicine? Want to learn about the job profiles of scientists in Industry? Then join the 2019 Winter school “Translational Medicine Explained (TMex)” which will be held in the beautiful Palau Macaya in Barcelona from… The post Translational Medicine Explained course appeared first on Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences. 2919-11-11 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-15 00:00:00 UTC Barcelona, Spain, Barcelona, Spain Barcelona, Spain Barcelona Spain [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
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