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  • Gentle hands-on introduction to Python programming

    9 - 10 January 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

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    Gentle hands-on introduction to Python programming https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/gentle-hands-on-introduction-to-python-programming-6124936d-cd9a-431f-b7de-2736a4c81e66 Learning the basics of Python programming: different variables, reading files, writing files, conditional statements Being able to write a basic Python script from scratch 2020-01-09 09:00:00 UTC 2020-01-10 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Park Inn by Radisson Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Leuven Belgium 3010 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • A tour of machine learning: classification

    13 - 14 January 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-b217275f-0a31-4994-b5c6-be3d999cc9f7 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. 2020-01-13 09:00:00 UTC 2020-01-14 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core iGent, Gent, Belgium iGent Gent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Hands-On introduction to NGS variant analysis

    20 - 21 January 2020

    Gent, Belgium

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    Hands-On introduction to NGS variant analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/hands-on-introduction-to-ngs-variant-analysis-9abd671c-4d42-4124-b084-9f2453cc9799 Using a full publicly available chromosome read-set from one of the 1000 genome samples: ​Perform a complete analysis workflow including QC, read mapping, read coverage analysis, and variant calling against the human reference genome. Use GenePattern and open source software to evaluate each step of a classical NGS variant workflow and feel the complexity of the task. Quickly compare the obtained results with gold standard public data The skills acquired during this session should allow participants understand what variant calling implies. Participants with experience in command line can do the workflow using command line tools. 2020-01-20 09:00:00 UTC 2020-01-21 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core iGent, Gent, Belgium iGent Gent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Data Carpentry Workshop 2020

    29 - 31 January 2020

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Data Carpentry Workshop 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/educators-toby-hodges-florian-huber-thea-van-rossum-georg-zeller-hd-hub-fotis-e-psomopoulos-date-28-01-2019-30-01-2019-location-atc-computer-training-lab-contents-the-missing-step-between-data-collection-and-research-progress-is-a-lack-of-training-for-researchers-in-crucial-skills-for-effectively-managing-and-analysing-large-amounts-of-data-this-hands-on-workshop-teaches-researchers-the-fundamental-data-skills-they-need-to-conduct-their-work-and-provides-high-quality-domain-specific-training-covering-the-full-lifecycle-of-data-driven-research-the-domain-specific-approach-allows-participants-to-tailor-the-data-content-and-tools-to-reflect-the-specific-data-and-analysis-needs-of-different-areas-data-organisation-and-cleaning-introduction-to-r-data-analysis-and-visualisation-in-r-interacting-with-databases-from-r-data-analysis-with-applications-to-genomics-learning-goals-you-will-learn-how-to-organise-data-and-some-practices-for-more-effective-data-handling-to-effectively-clean-and-format-data-and-automatically-track-any-changes-to-use-r-to-handle-filter-and-summarise-tabular-data-to-use-the-split-apply-combine-concept-for-data-analysis-to-visualise-the-results-of-these-analyses-in-r-using-the-ggplot2-library-to-apply-all-of-the-concepts-in-an-exploratory-analysis-of-a-typical-biological-dataset-prerequisities-the-course-is-aimed-at-graduate-students-and-other-researchers-in-the-life-sciences-who-would-like-to-learn-good-practices-in-data-management-and-analysis-the-course-is-ideally-suited-to-students-without-prior-experience-in-computational-research-but-some-familiarity-with-working-with-tabular-data-on-a-computer-is-welcome-keywords-data-carpentry-r-tools-r Educators: Toby Hodges, Florian Huber, Thea Van Rossum, Georg Zeller, (HD-HuB) Fotis E. Psomopoulos Date: 28/01/2020 - 30/01/2020 Location: ATC Computer Training Lab Contents: The missing step between data collection and research progress is a lack of training for researchers in crucial skills for effectively managing and analysing large amounts of data. This hands on workshop teaches researchers the fundamental data skills they need to conduct their work, and provides high-quality, domain-specific training covering the full lifecycle of data-driven research. The domain-specific approach allows participants to tailor the data, content, and tools to reflect the specific data and analysis needs of different areas: - Data organisation and cleaning - Introduction to R - Data analysis and visualisation in R - Interacting with databases from R - Data analysis with applications to genomics Learning goals: You will learn... - how to organise data and some practices for more effective data handling - to effectively clean and format data and automatically track any changes - to use R to handle, filter, and summarise tabular data - to use the split-apply-combine concept for data analysis - to visualise the results of these analyses in R using the ggplot2 library - to apply all of the concepts in an exploratory analysis of a typical biological dataset Prerequisities: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers in the life sciences who would like to learn good practices in data management and analysis. The course is ideally suited to students without prior experience in computational research, but some familiarity with working with tabular data on a computer is welcome. Keywords: Data Carpentry, R Tools: R 2020-01-29 09:00:00 UTC 2020-01-31 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to the analysis of NGS data

    10 February 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

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    Introduction to the analysis of NGS data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-the-analysis-of-ngs-data-29290307-aebd-49d0-89f9-bc31fe089b47 This training is an introduction to a series of trainings on the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. This training is intended for newbies to the field and will teach them all background knowledge required to successfully complete the advanced NGS analysis trainings. To this end the training will give an overview of: - The Illumina platform - NGS data formats and file handling - Quality control of NGS data - Assembly and mapping of NGS data - Supporting IT: Galaxy and GenePattern platform 2020-02-10 09:00:00 UTC 2020-02-10 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Park Inn by Radisson Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Leuven Belgium 3010 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition)

    13 - 14 February 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

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    Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/applied-bioinformatics-in-life-sciences-3rd-edition Bioinformatics has quickly become an integral part of life sciences research by enabling innovative computational approaches in an increasingly data-dense environment. Inspired by the sold-out editions in 2016 and 2018, VIB (a non-profit life sciences research institute) is organizing this third edition to highlight recent developments in bioinformatics research, and to showcase its impact in medical, agricultural, and biotechnological research. Nationally and internationally renowned speakers will present recent scientific findings in applied bioinformatics. They will shed light on the future perspectives of their research in the following plenary sessions: - Microbial & plant genomics: from simple to complex - Structural bioinformatics and proteomics - Data integration, machine learning and networks - Single cell bioinformatics Besides an inspiring scientific program, conference participants will have ample networking opportunities during poster sessions and the conference dinner. ### Speaker line-up: - Roser Vento, Sanger Institute, UK - Klaus Mayer, Helmholtz Zentrum München, DE - Thijs Ettema, Wageningen University, NL - Rohit Pappu, Washington University, US - Patrick Aloy, Structural Bioinformatics Lab, IRB Barcelona, ES - Helen Parkinson, EMBL-EBI, UK - Nick Loman, University of Birmingham, UK - Daifeng Wang, Stony Brook University, US - Aedin Culhane, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, US - Sushmita Roy, Dept. of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin, US - Olga Vitek, Northeastern University, US - Nikolai Slavov, Northeastern University, US - Evangelia Petsalaki, EMBL-EBI, UK - Ashley Lu, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE - Sofia Forslund, Experimental and Clinical Research Centre (ECRC, a joint venture of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and the Charité University Hospital), DE - Laurent Gatto, De Duve Institute – UC Louvain, BE - Erik Garrison, UC Santa Cruz, US ### Travel Grants We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending ABLS20 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 15 November. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance on 22 November 2019. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not mean being registered for the conference. Scroll down to apply for your grant. 2020-02-13 08:00:00 UTC 2020-02-14 18:00:00 UTC VIB Provinciehuis Provincie Vlaams-Brabant Provincieplein 1 3010 Leuven Belgium, Leuven, Belgium Provinciehuis Provincie Vlaams-Brabant Provincieplein 1 3010 Leuven Belgium Leuven Belgium 3010 Genomics Bioinformatics Data integration and warehousing Machine learning VIBKU Leuven conferences@vib.be [] [] 250 meetings_and_conferences [] bioinformaticsgenomicsProteomicsData Integrationmachine learning
  • Hands on introduction to ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq analysis

    17 February 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

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    Hands on introduction to ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/hands-on-introduction-to-chip-seq-and-atac-seq-analysis The aim is to: have an understanding of the nature of ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq data perform a complete analysis workflow including QC, read mapping, visualization in a genome browser and peak-calling using GenePattern have an overview of possible downstream analyses perform a motif analysis with online web programs This training does not cover all methods available today. It does not aim at bringing users to a professional NGS analyst level but provides enough information to allow biologists understand what DNA sequencing practically is and to communicate with NGS experts for more in-depth needs. 2020-02-17 09:00:00 UTC 2020-02-17 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Park Inn by Radisson Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Leuven Belgium 3010 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • VIBes in Biosciences 2020

    11 - 13 March 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

    VIBes in Biosciences 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/vibes-in-biosciences-2020 The VIBes in Bioscience PhD conference is an initiative from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) that takes place in Belgium. The organizing committee consists of motivated VIB PhD students, who bring together young and ambitious scientists from all over the globe to enjoy a series of training workshops and a top-quality conference. Selected speakers are renowned in different Life Sciences research fields such as inflammation & immunology, plant biology, cancer biology, structural biology, neuroscience and microbiology. Workshops The Symposium is preceded by half a day of workshops to improve your personal effectiveness, communication skills and awareness on possible career opportunities. We have invited internationally renowned trainers to share their experience and knowledge with you. Note that you need to register separately for the workshops, after registering for the symposium. The number of seats for each workshop is limited, so make sure to choose your two favorite workshops in time. Take a look at the VIBES 2020 workshops program for more info. Travel Grants We offer 50 travel grants to international PhD students, which will reimburse travel costs up to 200 euros. Travel grant awardees will also receive a discount on their registration fee and accommodation will be covered for adjacent nights. Are you interested in attending VIBES2020 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 15 November. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance before 1 December 2019. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not equivalate with being registered. Join us for VIBes 2020 and enjoy this historical city with other science lovers! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and like us on Facebook for the latest developments. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation Deadlines: • Travel Grant deadline: 15 November 2019 • Early Bird: 29 January 2020 • Late Registration: 24 February 2020 • Abstract deadline: 16 January 2020 2020-03-11 08:00:00 UTC 2020-03-13 18:00:00 UTC VIB Iers college, 1, Janseniusstraat, Leuven, Belgium Iers college, 1, Janseniusstraat Leuven Belgium VIB conferences@vib.be [] PhD Students 250 meetings_and_conferencesworkshops_and_courses [] life sciencesMicrobiologyNeurosciencestructural biologyCancer BiomarkersImmunologyinflammationplantbiology
  • Basic statistics theory

    17 March 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

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    Basic statistics theory https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-theory-a6ef37b1-5393-4672-b883-a79c57061f13 After this basic statistics theory session, you should be able to: Understand basic statistical concepts and methods for statistical analysis of life sciences data Choose the correct statistical test for analyzing your data Interpret and critically assess the results of basic statistical analyses 2020-03-17 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-17 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium Campus Gasthuisberg Leuven Belgium 3000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Translational Immunology

    26 - 27 March 2020

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    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
  • 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 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Using MOFA for integration of omics data

    15 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? 2020-06-15 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-15 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core iGent, Gent, Belgium iGent Gent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
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