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  • Metagenomic Bioinformatics Analysis

    18 - 19 February 2020

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Metagenomic Bioinformatics Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/metagenomic-bioinformatics-analysis Educators: Laura Carroll, Nicolai Karcher, Alessio Milanese, Jakob Wirbel, Georg Zeller (HD-HuB) Date: 18/02/2020 - 19/02/2020 09:00 - 17:00 Location: ATC Computer Training Lab, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Contents: Shotgun metagenomic sequencing approaches are being increasingly employed to characterize the human microbiome. Such complex metagenomics data sets are a rich source for generating functional hypotheses about the roles that gut microbiota play in human health and disease. In this bioinformatics course, participants will be exposed to computational and statistical approaches for the analysis of shotgun metagenomic data. Through a combination of theory-centric lectures and hands-on, practical exercises, the course will cover topics such as taxonomic profiling (i.e., determining “who’s there” in a microbial community), functional analysis (i.e., broadly assessing the functional and metabolic potential of a microbial community, and also mining for specific gene families such as toxins), and comparative metagenomics (i.e., identifying taxa or microbial functions associated with a disease of interest). Learning goals: - Pre-processing and quality control of Illumina metagenomic data - Taxonomic profiling - Exploratory analyses and visualization methods for metagenomic data - Functional metagenomic profiling (using both general purpose databases and targeted approaches) - Comparative analysis of metagenomic data Prerequisites: - Familiarity with the Linux command line interface (e.g., running programs from the command line, creating and moving between directories, accessing a remote host via SSH) - Basic knowledge of the R programming language (e.g., loading data into R, manipulating data frames, creating basic plots) Keywords: Metagenomics 2020-02-18 09:00:00 UTC 2020-02-19 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • First steps with Git for reproducible research

    27 February 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    First steps with Git for reproducible research https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-git-for-reproducible-research-date-to-be-confirmed Overview The course is now full with a waiting list. However, you can still apply so that we keep your name in case of cancellations and/or if we organize other sessions later this year. Thank you for your understanding. 2020-02-27 09:00:00 UTC 2020-02-27 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Protein sequence databases and sequence annotation

    3 March 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Protein sequence databases and sequence annotation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/protein-sequence-databases-and-sequence-annotation-9c461b78-1753-471b-9ce6-5609ad05f550 Overview Using high-throughput technologies, you can identify long lists of candidate genes that differ between two experimental conditions. 2020-03-03 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-03 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Enrichment Analysis - CANCELLED

    5 March 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Enrichment Analysis - CANCELLED https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/enrichment-analysis-7d93b0c3-8f3b-474c-b601-c2c49248f1b5 Overview Several statistical methods are available to determine whether a set of genes shows statistically significant differences between two classes (two biological states, two phenotype states, two experimental conditions, etc). 2020-03-05 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-05 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advanced Technical Presentation 1: Core Techniques

    9 March 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Advanced Technical Presentation 1: Core Techniques https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advanced-technical-presentation-1-core-techniques-0ce3fba8-5124-48aa-91a7-1ca0e393ab56 Overview Presenting technical information to an audience is one of the hardest tasks any scientist can face — in particular because presenting effectively is not a natural talent for most people. 2020-03-09 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-09 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advanced Technical Presentation 2: Design and Delivery Skills

    10 March 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Advanced Technical Presentation 2: Design and Delivery Skills https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advanced-technical-presentation-2-design-and-delivery-skills-74bb77e2-c81c-4e39-bc4d-7322411c7fef Overview The Advanced Technical Presentation: Core Techniques class taught at SIB on Monday 9 March 2020 covers the fundamentals of giving great presentations. 2020-03-10 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-10 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advanced Technical Presentation 3: Persuasive Speaking

    11 March 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Advanced Technical Presentation 3: Persuasive Speaking https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advanced-technical-presentation-3-persuasive-speaking-131f2242-147a-439a-934f-9a551a178811 Overview You have 10 minutes to speak. You have 5 people listening to you. You have 1 chance to sell them your idea. And you're probably going to blow it. Not because your idea isn't innovative. Not because your plan isn't well thought out. 2020-03-11 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-11 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • API Design for Programmers

    12 March 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    API Design for Programmers https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/api-design-for-programmers Overview Good API design is essential to good software development because, from the point-of-view of the users of your modules, the API is the software. 2020-03-12 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-12 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • On the Shoulders of Giants: 400 Years of Raku

    12 March 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    On the Shoulders of Giants: 400 Years of Raku https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/on-the-shoulders-of-giants-400-years-of-raku Overview Raku is a new and astonishingly powerful dynamic multiparadigm programming language. Though it was only officially released in 2015, it has actually been in development for well over four centuries. 2020-03-12 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-12 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Better coding practices

    13 March 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Better coding practices https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/better-coding-practices-bef56731-96e9-4fa5-a995-2ac848215638 Overview One of the major challenges in any modern development environment is "code rot". 2020-03-13 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-13 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • CABANA Workshop: Analysis of Crop Genomics Data

    16 - 20 March 2020

    Bogota, Colombia

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    CABANA Workshop: Analysis of Crop Genomics Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cabana-workshop-analysis-of-crop-genomics-data-0d1c7271-613b-4672-bac5-19f641f9be70 This course will introduce crop biologists to methods and approaches for analysing crop genomics data. 2020-03-16 08:30:00 UTC 2020-03-20 12:30:00 UTC Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes Bogota Colombia 111711 [] Marco Cristancho [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to Regular Expressions

    18 March 2020

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Introduction to Regular Expressions https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-regular-expressions Educators: Supriya Khedkar, Toby Hodges (HD-HuB) Date: 18/03/2020 09:30 - 16:00 Location: EMBL Heidelberg; Room 202 Contents: Do you often work with lots of data files on the computer, are you often trying to spot particular files or lines of text in them that are important for you? If so, then using regular expressions could save you a lot of time and frustration! Regular expressions (regex/REs) are a language designed to describe patterns of characters that you want to match in a body of text. For example, if you want to extract every Ensembl Gene ID in a GFF file, find tandem repeats in a large set of sequences, or extract every email address in a large document, regular expressions are the perfect tool. Regular expressions are incorporated into a wide range of software and programming languages, and the workshop will include examples of their use on the UNIX command line and in R and Python. Learning goals: This workshop will provide an introduction to REs and cover some of the simple but powerful ways that these can be used to find patterns in large volumes of text data. The workshop will be interactive and driven by examples to demonstrate how you might use regular expressions in your work. Prerequisites: Participants are required to bring their own laptop to the workshop, with a text editor suitable for programming (e.g. Atom, Sublime Text, VSCode, Notepad++) installed. Keywords: UNIX command line, R, Python Tools: UNIX command line, R, Python 2020-03-18 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-18 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data Management Plan

    24 - 25 March 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Data Management Plan https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-management-plan-8fceda8b-11e7-4107-a28b-92357be90aa0 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 2020-03-24 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-25 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Translational Immunology

    26 - 27 March 2020

    Gent, Belgium

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    Translational Immunology https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/translational-immunology The aim of this conference is to bridge the translational gap in immunopathology, bringing together clinicians, research scientists and industry partners to discuss prominent advances from the bench to the clinic. The different sessions will have a particular focus on precision medicine in general, starting from disease-oriented cases and lessons learned. Innovative and alternative therapeutic strategies in immune-mediated disorders will be presented, besides the regulatory challenges that companies and researchers are dealing with. Poster information Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation 2020-03-26 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-27 17:00:00 UTC VIB Universiteit Gent - Het Pand, 1, Onderbergen, Gent, Belgium Universiteit Gent - Het Pand, 1, Onderbergen Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 Translational medicine Immunology [] [] [] [] first_come_first_served Immunologytargeted therapeuticstherapeutic application
  • Single-cell Transcriptomics

    1 - 3 April 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Single-cell Transcriptomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/single-cell-transcriptomics The course is now full with a long waiting list. 2020-04-01 09:00:00 UTC 2020-04-03 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Gene expression made useful easily: tools and database of Bgee

    27 April 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Gene expression made useful easily: tools and database of Bgee https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/gene-expression-made-useful-easily-tools-and-database-of-bgee More information coming up soon 2020-04-27 09:00:00 UTC 2020-04-27 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Intermediate stats: data analysis in practice

    29 - 30 April 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Intermediate stats: data analysis in practice https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/intermediate-stats-data-analysis-in-practice-748030b1-feea-4f71-abb1-5c5eae32b85a Overview Do you feel unable to statistically analyse data, despite having already followed an introduction course on statistics ? If yes, this course was created for you. 2020-04-29 09:00:00 UTC 2020-04-30 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Ensembl Browser Workshop, DKFZ, 5 May 2020

    5 May 2020

    Heidelberg, Germany

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    Ensembl Browser Workshop, DKFZ, 5 May 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-browser-workshop-dkfz-5-may-2020 Work with the Ensembl Outreach team to get to grips with the Ensembl browser, accessing gene, variation, comparative genomics and regulation data, and mine these data with BioMart. 2020-05-05 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-05 09:00:00 UTC Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) - German Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), Heidelberg, Germany Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) - German Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) Heidelberg Germany 69120 [] Astrid Gall [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Ensembl REST API Workshop, DKFZ, 6 May 2020

    6 May 2020

    Heidelberg, Germany

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    Ensembl REST API Workshop, DKFZ, 6 May 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-rest-api-workshop-dkfz-6-may-2020 Work with Ensembl to master the Ensembl REST API and flexibly access genome-wide data, such as genes, variants, regulatory features, homologues and alignments. 2020-05-06 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-06 09:00:00 UTC Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) - German Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), Heidelberg, Germany Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) - German Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) Heidelberg Germany 69120 [] Astrid Gall [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to openBIS

    6 May 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Introduction to openBIS https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-openbis-9ae2a417-c9f0-4dde-95c2-2e02a439c4c0 Overview openBIS is a combined data management platform, Electronic Laboratory Notebook, and Inventory Management System. 2020-05-06 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-06 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • First Steps with UNIX in Life Sciences

    7 May 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    First Steps with UNIX in Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-unix-in-life-sciences-5d5cdc55-5d27-4659-9432-73f5045c9373 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. 2020-05-07 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-07 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Phylogenetic reconstruction course 2020

    20 May 2020

    Kiel, Germany

    Phylogenetic reconstruction course 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/phylogenetic-reconstruction-course-2020 Educators: Tal Dagan (CAU) Date: 20.05.2019, 08:15 - 16:00 Location: Kiel Contents/Learning goals: The evolutionary history of genes or species is best studied and described by phylogenetic trees. The accumulating sequence data enable the reconstruction of phylogenetic trees for many diverse gene and species. A robust phylogeny is helpful in identifying phyletic groups as well as ancestral relations in the data and lateral gene transfer. Notwithstanding phylogenetic reconstruction is sensitive to various biases in the analysis that originate in alignment and phylogenetic reconstruction artifacts. Students in the workshop will learn to reconstruct multiple sequence alignment and phylogenetic trees of focal sequences. This includes a quantification of possible biases in the phylogenetic reconstruction and ways to counteract their influence on the results. In addition, the students will learn how to identify the root of phylogenetic trees and extract ancestral-descendent relations. The workshop is intended to address scientists from undergraduate to postdoc level and does not expect previous experience in phylogenetics. Basic knowledge on how to work with Linux will be advantageous. Prerequisites: None Keywords: Tree phylogeny, gene homology, rooting, robustness Tools: MAFFT, Guidance, PhyML, IQTree, MAD rooting, FigTree. 2020-05-20 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-20 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Kiel, Kiel, Germany Kiel Kiel Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Mass spectrometry data processing

    2 - 3 June 2020

    Gent, Belgium

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    Mass spectrometry data processing https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/mass-spectrometry-data-processing-f80a1c34-fcd4-40bf-83df-1ba4b05dd38e Obtain a good understanding of the origins and properties of mass spec data Obtain an understanding of the processing of mass spec data, aimed at identifying and quantifying peptides and proteins Gain sufficient understanding of the software tools and database used, and of the issues and caveats involved, to critically analyse and assess results from mass spectrometry based proteomics experiments 2020-06-02 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-03 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core iGent, Gent, Belgium iGent Gent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • First steps with R in Life Sciences

    3 - 4 June 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    First steps with R in Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-r-in-life-sciences-4ddd6df7-e4ed-4f77-a73f-8540aae27887 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. 2020-06-03 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-04 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Using MOFA for integration of omics data

    9 June 2020

    Gent, Belgium

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    Using MOFA for integration of omics data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/using-mofa-for-integration-of-omics-data-f849603e-3ab6-453b-b6d4-6d22f3666d6e Participants can bring their own data to the course. What kind of preprocessing of the data is required for MOFA? How to train MOFA on a multi-omic data set? How to interpret the MOFA factors by their loadings, using gene set enrichment or sample ordination? How to use MOFA for downstream analyses including regression, classification or clustering? How to impute missing values with MOFA? How to select the number of factors and compare different MOFA fits? 2020-06-09 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-09 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core iGent, Gent, Belgium iGent Gent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Galaxy introduction for life scientists

    17 June 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Galaxy introduction for life scientists https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/galaxy-introduction-for-life-scientists Overview Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. Galaxy gives you access to thousands of tools. 2020-06-17 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-17 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • First Steps with Perl in Life Sciences

    24 - 25 June 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    First Steps with Perl in Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-perl More information soon 2020-06-24 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-25 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • First Steps with Perl in Life Sciences

    24 - 25 June 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    First Steps with Perl in Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-perl-in-life-sciences More information soon 2020-06-24 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-25 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advanced Statistics: Statistical Modeling

    17 - 20 August 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Advanced Statistics: Statistical Modeling https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advanced-statistics-statistical-modeling-6f35f6b7-7d91-47b8-8ae4-3c447f2dd0da Overview While the statistical models and tools presented in an introductory statistics course (such as linear regression) can be used to answer a wide range of questions in life sciences, many types of data can not be analyzed using these tools. 2020-08-17 09:00:00 UTC 2020-08-20 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • A tour of machine learning: classification

    31 August - 1 September 2020

    Gent, Belgium

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    A tour of machine learning: classification https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/a-tour-of-machine-learning-classification-67c1e87f-922a-469a-8aaa-f93f3b51b01b Machine learning has become ubiquitous in biotechnology (as in many other fields), fueled largely by the increasing availability and amount of data. Learning algorithms can figure out how to perform important tasks by generalizing examples. Typical applications are diagnoses/prognoses, gene/protein annotation, drug design, image recognition, text mining and many others. However, building successful machine learning models requires a substantial amount of “black art” that is hard to find in textbooks. This course is an interactive Jupyter Notebook (Python) that will teach you how to build successful machine learning models. No background in machine learning is assumed, just a keen interest. 2020-08-31 09:00:00 UTC 2020-09-01 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core iGent, Gent, Belgium iGent Gent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
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