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  • VII Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium

    17 December 2019

    Barcelona, Spain

    Elixir node event
    VII Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/vii-bioinformatics-and-genomics-symposium We are glad to invite you to the VII Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium, which will take place at the Auditori edifici Vèrtex (Campus Nord UPC, Plaça Eusebi Güell 6, Barcelona) on the 17th of December of 2019. The symposium is organized together by the Section of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and the Section of Genomics and Proteomics of the Societat Catalana de Biologia (SCB), the Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB), and co-organized with the Spanish Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES). The main goal of this meeting is to foster scientific interaction between the different groups, by presenting the excellent research carried out in Catalonia in bioinformatics and genomics, such as advances in our understanding of the genome in humans and other organisms, new technological developments, healthcare applications and impact of genomic data on evolutionary science, among other areas. Structure and Program: The symposium will consist of four sessions, including three keynote talks from internationally recognized scientists, David Posada (University of Vigo, Spain), Mihaela Zavolan (University of Basel, Switzerland), and Giorgio Valentini (University of Milan, Italy), and oral presentations selected from the submitted abstracts, followed by a poster session. A strong focus of this symposium are students and postdocs, so we strongly encourage them to submit and present their work, and take this event as an opportunity to enhance their communication skills, as well as to widen their perception of nearby activities in bioinformatics and genomics. 2019-12-17 09:15:00 UTC 2019-12-17 19:15:00 UTC Societat Catalana de Biologia, Bioinformatics Barcelona Association, INB/ELIXIR-ES UPC: Edifici Vèrtex, 6, Plaça d'Eusebi Güell, Barcelona, Spain UPC: Edifici Vèrtex, 6, Plaça d'Eusebi Güell Barcelona Barcelona Spain Bioinformatics Genomics UPC [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • A tour of machine learning: classification

    13 - 14 January 2020

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    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

    Elixir node event
    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 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Software Carpentry

    21 - 22 January 2020

    Norwich, United Kingdom

    Software Carpentry https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/software-carpentry-e28d91b4-59e7-47d7-a7f0-54b3d09e0172 Our goal is to help scientists become more productive by teaching them basic computing skills like program design, version control, testing and task automation. In this two-day bootcamp, short tutorials will alternate with hands-on practical exercises. Participants will be encouraged both to help one another, and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. 2020-01-21 09:00:00 UTC 2020-01-22 17:00:00 UTC Earlham Institute Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane Norwich Norfolk United Kingdom NR4 7UZ Earlham Institute training@earlham.ac.uk [] PhD studentspost-docspostgrad workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served SoftwareCarpentrypythonUnix Shell
  • 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 [] []
  • Data Carpentry

    3 - 4 March 2020

    Norwich, United Kingdom

    Data Carpentry https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-carpentry-6bde217e-337f-4bea-96f7-e419c62f5fe9 Data Carpentry workshops are for any researcher who has data they want to analyse, and no prior computational experience is required. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data. 2020-03-03 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-04 17:00:00 UTC Earlham Institute Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane Norwich Norfolk United Kingdom NR4 7UZ Earlham Institute training@earlham.ac.uk [] post-docsPhD studentspostgrad workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served Data carpentryCommand lineData analysis
  • De Novo Assembly 2020

    12 March 2020

    Norwich, United Kingdom

    De Novo Assembly 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/de-novo-assembly-2020 The course will provide an introduction to de novo assembly, with a hands on introduction followed by in-depth analysis of the key steps in the process. It covers several aspects such as the initial setup of a de novo genome sequencing project, quality control and preprocessing of datasets, generation and evaluation of first pass assemblies and assembly improvement. 2020-03-12 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-12 17:00:00 UTC Earlham Institute Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane Norwich Norfolk United Kingdom NR4 7UZ Earlham Institute training@earlham.ac.uk [] PhD studentspost-docs workshops_and_courses [] De Novode-novo genome assembly
  • 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
  • Single-Cell RNAseq Training Course 2020

    20 - 25 April 2020

    Norwich, United Kingdom

    Single-Cell RNAseq Training Course 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/single-cell-rnaseq-training-course-2020-1444ff72-59f8-4c26-bc86-813bc4ee8efd The course will provide an introduction to Single-Cell Genomics for bench-based researchers with no required prior experience of computational data analysis. It covers several aspects such as the experimental design, cell sorting and processing for production of high-quality samples for sequencing, generation of sequencing data, assessing the quality of sequence data, data visualisation, differential expression analyses and identifying Copy Number Variations at the single-cell level. Options when applying are: Single-Cell RNAseq Course (Mon-Fri: lab and bioinformatics @800) Single-Cell RNAseq Bioinformatics only (Weds-Fri @£300) 2020-04-20 09:00:00 UTC 2020-04-25 00:00:00 UTC Earlham Institute Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane Norwich Norfolk United Kingdom NR4 7UZ [] training @ earlham . ac . uk [] PhD studentspost-docsBench biologists workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest []
  • ELIXIR Heads of Nodes Retreat (2020)

    6 - 7 May 2020

    Woking, United Kingdom

    ELIXIR Heads of Nodes Retreat (2020) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-heads-of-nodes-retreat-2020 The ELIXIR Heads of Nodes (HoN) will hold their annual Retreat from 6-7 May 2020 in Woking, UK. A full agenda and documents for this meeting will be made available to meeting participants in due course. Location Set in the Surrey country side, this venue has been chosen as an ideal venue just 30 minutes from central London and 20 minutes from Heathrow and Gatwick Airport. You are encouraged to travel to and from Heathrow Airport. Contacts For all documentation inquiries, please contact: Joana Wingender (joana.wingender@elixir-europe.org) For all logistical inquiries, please contact: Melissa Balzano (melissa.balzano@elixir-europe.org)    2020-05-06 11:00:00 UTC 2020-05-07 15:00:00 UTC The Talbot Inn, Woking, United Kingdom The Talbot Inn Woking United Kingdom GU23 6BB [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Genome Annotation Workshop 2020

    13 May 2020

    Norwich, United Kingdom

    Genome Annotation Workshop 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/genome-annotation-workshop-2020 With the fast-moving pace of sequencing technology and the plethora of options available to you, it can be difficult to know which is the optimal platform for your biological question and therefore how to design your experiment for maximum return from your samples. Once you’ve got the data, how do you know if what you’ve got is good enough quality? We’ll take you through the latest developments in sequencing technology, identify common challenges in producing good RNA for sequencing, help you to understand what you can expect from your data and what you can do with it. 2020-05-13 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-13 17:00:00 UTC Earlham Institute Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom Earlham Institute (EI), Colney Lane Norwich Norfolk United Kingdom NR4 7UZ Earlham Institute training@earlham.ac.uk [] Advanced PhD studentspost-docs [] first_come_first_served genome annotationNext Generation Sequencing technologies
  • Mass spectrometry data processing

    2 - 3 June 2020

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    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

    Elixir node event
    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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