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  • Analysis of bulk RNA-seq data

    2 - 4 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Analysis of bulk RNA-seq data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/analysis-of-bulk-rna-seq-data The aim of this course is to familiarize the participants with the primary analysis of RNA-seq data. This course starts with a brief introduction to RNA-seq and discusses quality control issues. Next, we will present the alignment step, quantification of expression and differential expression analysis. For downstream analysis we will focus on tools available through the Bioconductor project for manipulating and analysing bulk RNA-seq. The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3070967&course-title=Analysis%20of%20bulk%20RNA-seq%20data).'' 2019-09-02 08:30:00 UTC 2019-09-04 16:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR RNA-Seq Data mining Transcriptomics Data visualisation Functional genomics Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • 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 [] []
  • An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python

    5 - 6 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/an-introduction-to-solving-biological-problems-with-python-0c5d3c61-8cd7-4dbe-be6f-6f07e431225c This course provides a practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Participants are lead through the core aspects of Python illustrated by a series of example programs. Upon completion of the course, attentive participants will be able to write simple Python programs and customize more complex code to fit their needs. Course materials are available [here](http://pycam.github.io). Please note that the content of this course has recently been updated. This course now mostly focuses on core concepts including Python syntax, data structures and reading/writing files. Concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python are now the focus of a new 2-days course, [Data Science in Python](http://training.csx.cam.ac.uk/bioinformatics/course/bioinfo-dspyt/). The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3070466&course-title=An%20Introduction%20to%20Solving%20Biological%20Problems%20with%20Python).'' 2019-09-05 08:30:00 UTC 2019-09-06 16:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Biology Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to R for Biologists

    9 - 10 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to R for Biologists https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-for-biologists R is one of the leading programming languages in Data Science. It is widely used to perform statistics, machine learning, visualisations and data analyses. It is an open source programming language so all the software we will use in the course is free. This course is an introduction to R designed for participants with no programming experience. We will start from scratch by introducing how to start programming in R and progress our way and learn how to read and write to files, manipulate data and visualise it by creating different plots - all the fundamental tasks you need to get you started analysing your data. During the course we will be working with one of the most popular packages in R; tidyverse that will allow you to manipulate your data effectively and visualise it to a publication level standard. The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3070999&course-title=Introduction%20to%20R%20for%20Biologists).'' 2019-09-09 08:30:00 UTC 2019-09-10 16:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Finding Evidence in Research Publications

    10 - 11 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Finding Evidence in Research Publications https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/finding-evidence-in-research-publications This two-day workshop introduces tools and approaches used to discover biologically relevant data in the research literature. 2019-09-10 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-11 17:00:00 UTC European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2, Cambridge, United Kingdom European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 Cambridge United Kingdom CB10 1SD [] Meredith Willmott [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • 1st ELIXIR-UK Hackathon

    11 - 13 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    1st ELIXIR-UK Hackathon https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/1st-elixir-uk-hackathon ELIXIR-UK is organising its first Hackathon, which will bring together UK bioinformatics researchers to collaborate on increasing the interoperability of the various ELIXIR-UK resources, and other exciting projects. ELIXIR-UK is the UK node of ELIXIR, an intergovernmental organisation that coordinates life science resources from across Europe so that they form a single infrastructure. These resources include databases, software tools, training materials, cloud storage and supercomputers. During the Hackathon, we plan to work on the integration of various ELIXIR-supported resources, like Bioschemas, BridgeDb, CATH, CWL, FAIRDOM, FAIRsharing, Galaxy, InterMine, ISA tools, Jalview, PHI-base, Phyre2, Research Objects, SEEK and TeSS. To propose a project for the Hackathon, please fill in [this form](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7UWkOts49tdbxoQPdOif1edCz-rM2NAacOQy3Vz9OQ4Igfw/viewform?usp=sf_link). The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3123756&course-title=ELIXIR-UK%20hackathon).'' 2019-09-11 08:30:00 UTC 2019-09-13 16:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] UK bioinformaticianslife science researchersresearch software engineers and research data managers working with ELIXIR-supported tools and resources workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Analysing non-coding RNA with RNAcentral and Rfam

    11 - 12 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Analysing non-coding RNA with RNAcentral and Rfam https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/analysing-non-coding-rna-with-rnacentral-and-rfam This workshop, organised in conjunction with the RNA Informatics conference, provides an overview of RNAcentral and Rfam, two databases for non-coding RNA analysis. 2019-09-11 14:00:00 UTC 2019-09-12 13:30:00 UTC European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge, United Kingdom European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) Cambridge United Kingdom CB10 1SD [] Rebecca Nicholl [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators

    16 - 17 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bioinformatics-for-principal-investigators-295ef296-f98b-471c-842e-32786d63fd1e The aim of this workshop is to provide principal investigators with an introduction to the challenges of working with biological data and to the best practices, and tools, needed to perform bioinformatics research effectively and reproducibly. On day 1, we will cover the importance of experimental design, discuss the challenges associated with (i) the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data (utilising RNA-seq as a working example) and (ii) the application of machine learning algorithms, as well as issues relating to reusability and reproducibility. On day 2, we will put into practice concepts from day 1, running a RNA-seq data analysis pipeline, going from raw reads through differential expression analysis and the interpretation of downstream analysis results. Challenges encountered at each step of the analytical pipeline will be discussed. Please note that day 2 is optional. The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3070941&course-title=Bioinformatics%20for%20Principal%20Investigators).'' 2019-09-16 08:30:00 UTC 2019-09-17 16:00:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Principal Investigators from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutionswho are using or planning to use bioinformatics in their research workshops_and_courses [] 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 Educators: Björn Grüning (RBC), Wolfgang Müller (de.NBI-SysBio) Date: 16.09.2019 Location: Marsilius-Arkaden Turm West, Room K13 Im Neuenheimer Feld **6.130.3** 69120 Heidelberg Germany Contents: There is a huge call towards FAIR data. However, what is *FAIR*? Many of us know how that FAIR means Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. However the questions "How do I achieve FAIR?" and "How FAIR is FAIR enough?" are still open to debate. A completely different discussion is: How do I approach making my data FAIR? Making data FAIR can be tedious, manual work. Within this workshop we will demonstrate another approach, i.e. using the workflow system Galaxy, as well as Jupyter Notebooks to extract, enrich, process, and finally upload data into the FAIRDOMHub. This is built around the example use case of building an age estimator for humans from RNA data. On the way, we will give reference to the software and services we provide and the type of advice that we can give. Keywords: FAIR data, Galaxy, Jupyter Notebooks, FAIRDOMHub Tools: Galaxy, Jupyter Notebooks, FAIRDOMHub Prerequisites: None 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 Educators: • René Rahn (CIBI) Date: • 16.09.2019 Location: • GCB 2019, Heidelberg Contents: Technological advances in sequencing and computer science have made it possible to generate enormous volumes of data in continuously decreasing time intervals, demanding highly efficient and fast algorithms and intelligent data structures for their analysis. However, implementation and maintenance of these is difficult, and thus can become a critical bottleneck for the time cost-effectiveness of many research projects. To counter this gap, we develop SeqAn a general purpose and generic C++ software library, whose focus lies on sequence analysis. SeqAn contains a wide range of accelerated and most competitive algorithms, data structures and file formats. Recently, we started with SeqAn3 a major redesign of the API, based on bleeding-edge features from C++ ≥ 17/20. The goal of this endeavour is to simplify the programming interface to provide an easy access to complex and system dependent algorithms and data structures. In this de.NBI/ELIXIR hands-on tutorial, we will demonstrate the supremacy to other “bio”-packages and programming languages and convince you of, both the simplicity of our new API and the gains in performance. As a showcase, we will implement a read mapper using SeqAn3 and show how application development can be simplified with our software including vectorised and paralleised algorithms. This tutorial is mostly suited for computational biologist and bioinformaticians with research focus on sequence analysis (e.g., genomics, metagenomics, assembly, read alignment, variant detection, etc.) Attendees should have an intermediate knowledge in programming. Some basic C++- knowledge is strongly recommended. Learning goals: • What SeqAn 3 is and is capable of • How to write tools with SeqAn 3 • Modern C++ features like Concepts, Ranges, and many more Prerequisites: Attendees must bring their own laptop. • MacOS (g++-7 or higher) or Linux or BSD (g++-7 or higher) • Git • Cmake-3.0 or higher • [optional] VirtualBox (We will provide a fully integrated Ubuntu VM with all necessary software pre-installed) Draft schedule: 09:00 – 09:30: [talk] introduction to SeqAn3 09:30 – 09:45: [talk] present the hands on workshop 09:45 – 10:30: [hands-on] set-up and programming 10:30 – 11:00: coffee break 11:00 – 12:30: [hands-on] programming 12:30 – 13:30: lunch 13:30 – 15:00: [hands-on] programming 15:00 – 15:30: coffee break 15:30 – 16:30: [hands-on] programming and testing the application 16:30 – 17:00: [talk] the future of SeqAn3 Keywords: • Modern C++, SeqAn3 Tools: • No special tools are required or used. Contact: • rene.rahn@fu-berlin.de 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 [] []
  • Proteomics and metabolomics with OpenMS and pyOpenMS - GCB2019

    16 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Proteomics and metabolomics with OpenMS and pyOpenMS - GCB2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/proteomics-and-metabolomics-with-openms-and-pyopenms Educators: Julianus Pfeuffer, Timo Sachsenberg Date: 16.09.2019 Location: GCB 2019. Heidelberg Contents: Computational mass spectrometry provides important tools and bioinformatic solutions for the analysis of proteomics data. Different methods for label-free quantification have been developed in recent years and were successfully applied in a wide range of studies. Targeted approaches for label-free quantification, like SWATH-MS, achieve deep proteome coverage over a large number of samples while non-targeted methods have shown great potential in unbiased discovery studies. This de.NBI training event introduces key concepts of both targeted SWATH-MS and non-targeted label-free analysis using workflow-based processing of real-life datasets. We will introduce several open-source software tools for proteomics, primarily focusing on OpenMS (http://www.OpenMS.org). In a hands-on session, we will demonstrate how to combine these tools into complex data analysis workflows including visualization of the results. Participants will have the opportunity to bring their own data and design custom analysis workflows together with instructors. For participants interested in developing their own algorithms and methods within the OpenMS framework, we provide a brief introduction to pyOpenMS – the python interface to the OpenMS development library. Training material and handouts will be prepared for both users that want to design proteomic workflows, as well as training material for algorithm and tool developers. Software Requirements: The participants should bring their own laptop computers. Installer versions of required software will be made available. Keywords: LC-MS based proteomics, OpenMS, workflows, KNIME, data analysis Tools: OpenMS/pyOpenMS, KNIME 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 [] []
  • Integrating computational meta-omics for microbiome research - GCB 2019

    16 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Integrating computational meta-omics for microbiome research - GCB 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/integrating-computational-meta-omics-for-microbiome-research-gcb-2019 Educators: Dirk Benndorf (BiGi / MetaProtServ), Thilo Muth Date: 16.09.2019 Location: German Cancer Research Center Im Neuenheimer Feld 280 69120 Heidelberg Germany Contents: The field of microbiome research starts to investigate microbial functions in relation to dysbiosis (i.e. the unbalanced composition of the microbiome) being associated with health disorders and disease states. While many microbiome studies mainly rely on genome-based analyses, the integration of meta-omics data at the gene, transcript, protein and metabolite level is a holistic approach that extends the capabilities of microbiome studies. However, the potential of integrative meta-omics has not been fully exploited so far. An important reason is that bioinformatics methods are developed by different research communities. This limits the exchange of ideas and transfer of methods between researchers across different omics fields. In this workshop, we want to bring together bioinformaticians and researchers working in meta-omics and microbiome-focused disciplines. The meta-omics workshop aims to: (i) provide a platform of presenting new algorithms and software tools for integrative multi-omics approaches or related single omics technology (ii) stimulate discussions on challenges and open questions (iii) help exchanging ideas on bioinformatics methods (iv) identify what is currently lacking for integrative omics in microbiome research Abstract proposals for oral presentations (15 min talk + 5 min discussion) of tools, methods or open problems can be submitted until July 31, 2019 Draft schedule: • Abstract deadline for open speaker slots: July 31, 2019 • Response to applications for speaker slots: August 20, 2019 • Each talk is limited to 15 minutes and additional 5 minutes of discussion for each talk. Coffee break of 15 minutes after the first half of the workshop. Final plenary discussion (20 minutes). • Proposed time schedule: 13.30 – 16.30 Learning goals: In this workshop, we want to bring together bioinformaticians and researchers working in meta-omics and microbiome-focused disciplines. Prerequisites: Registration on GCB 2019. Abstract proposals for oral presentations (15 min talk + 5 min discussion) of tools, methods or open problems can be submitted until July 31, 2019 Keywords: Microbiome, Metaproteomics, MetaProteomeAnalyzer, Prophane Tools: MetaProteomeAnalyzer, Prophane Contact: Dr. Thilo Muth (Bioinformatics Unit, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin; mutht@rki.de) Dr. Dirk Benndorf (Bioprocess Engineering, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg; benndorf@mpi-magdeburg.mpg.de) 2019-09-16 13:00:00 UTC 2019-09-16 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Structural Bioinformatics

    16 - 20 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Structural Bioinformatics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/structural-bioinformatics-fbfef450-f86e-462d-b21e-014cb732a478 This course explores bioinformatics data resources and tools for the interpretation and exploitation of bio-macromolecular structures. 2019-09-16 15:00:00 UTC 2019-09-20 15:00:00 UTC European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1, Cambridge, United Kingdom European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1 Cambridge United Kingdom CB10 1SD [] Marina Pujol [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Statistics for Biologists in R

    19 - 20 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Statistics for Biologists in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistics-for-biologists-in-r-f130f1e1-8d44-46e0-b02c-ed742ad66773 This course is intended to provide a strong foundation in practical statistics and data analysis using the R software environment. The underlying philosophy of the course is to treat statistics as a practical skill rather than as a theoretical subject and as such the course focuses on methods for addressing real-life issues in the biological sciences using the R software package. In this course we explore classical statistical analysis techniques starting with simple hypothesis testing and building up to multiple linear regression. The focus of the course is on practical implementation of these techniques and developing robust statistical analysis skills rather than on the underlying statistical theory. After the course you should feel confident to be able to select and implement common statistical techniques using R and moreover know when, and when not, to apply these techniques. This event is supported by the BBSRC Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (STARS) grant (BB/P022766/1). The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2815748&course-title=Statistics%20for%20Biologists%20in%20R).'' 2019-09-19 08:30:00 UTC 2019-09-20 16:00:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Microscopy Image Analysis Course

    19 - 20 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Microscopy Image Analysis Course https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/microscopy-image-analysis-course Educators: Karl Rohr, Thomas Wollmann, Manuel Gunkel (HD-HuB), Qi Gao, Leonid Kostrykin Date: 19.-20.9.2019 Location: Heidelberg University IPMB (Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology) Im Neuenheimer Feld 364 Contents: The course gives an introduction into the field of microscopy image analysis for cell biology and the use of software tools for automated processing of image data. Basic methods for computer-based analysis of microscopy images are introduced such as image preprocessing, segmentation, feature extraction, classification, colocalization, and tracking. Concepts of software platforms with focus on ImageJ and their use for analyzing cell microscopy image data are also taught. Workflow systems for automating image analysis pipelines are also considered (e.g., KNIME, Galaxy). The course consists of lectures and practical sessions. Participants should bring their laptops for the practical sessions. The target group are researchers with a background in biology or medicine that need to analyze their data and have little or no experience in automated image analysis. Learning goals: - Introduction into cell microscopy image analysis - Application of software tools for automated analysis of image data Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in using software tools for image analysis is helpful but not mandatory Keywords: Computer-based image analysis, image preprocessing, segmentation, feature extraction, classification, colocalization, tracking Tools: Image J Course fee: Participants will be charged with a course fee of 40 Euros (to cover the lunch and infrastructure related cost). The invoice details will be shared via email. Registration: Please register directly on the HD-HuB website: https://www.hd-hub.de/course-dates/3-all/47-microscopy-image-analysis-course In the "Comments" section of the registration form, please provide some information about yourself and your motivation to attend the training (e.g. Position, Field of study/Background, Topic of work, Knowledge of image analysis methods/tools). Registration closes on August 11, 2019. The capacity is limited to 20 participants and applicants will be selected after registration closed. You will be notified of the outcome by e-mail on August 23, 2019. 2019-09-19 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-20 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing

    23 - 27 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-next-generation-sequencing-95cd61bd-167b-4139-830b-73243fb13341 This course will provide an introduction to the technology, data analysis, tools and resources for next generation sequencing (NGS) data. 2019-09-23 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-27 16:30:00 UTC European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge, United Kingdom European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) Cambridge United Kingdom CB10 1SD [] EMBL-EBI Training Team [] [] [] [] []
  • International Summer School on Rare Disease Registries and FAIRification of Data

    23 - 27 September 2019

    Roma, Italy

    International Summer School on Rare Disease Registries and FAIRification of Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/international-summer-school-on-rare-disease-registries-and-fairification-of-data Registries are key resources in order to increase timely and accurate diagnosis, improve patients management, tailor treatments, facilitate clinical trials, support healthcare planning and speed up research. This course is composed of two training modules: The first module “Rare Disease Registries” starts on September 23 till September 25, 2019, during these three days participants will learn (a) what resources are needed for the establishment / maintenance of a high quality registry (b) the features of successful strategies to ensure (i) long-time sustainability of the registry, (ii) quality, (iii) legal and ethical issues in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and (iv) FAIR principles The second module “FAIRification of data”, starts on September 26 till September 27, 2019 during these two days participants, working with IT-trainers, will make use case data FAIR. The potential of a FAIR registry, as the basis for cross resource questions, will be demonstrated by executing a query across the use cases that become FAIR. In this part a time slot will be allocated to discuss FAIR data management and FAIR project planning. 2019-09-23 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-27 18:00:00 UTC European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP-RD), Istituto Superiore di Sanità of Italy Via Giano della Bella, 34, Roma, Italy Via Giano della Bella, 34 Roma Città Metropolitana di Roma Italy Rare diseases Istituto Superiore di Sanità claudio.carta@iss.it [] Cliniciansmedical specialistsregistry curatorsdatabase managershealthcare professionals rare disease patients representatives workshops_and_courses first_come_first_servedregistration_of_interest Rare DiseasesRegistryethical issues
  • Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics

    23 - 26 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/next-generation-sequencing-bioinformatics-8e7d122d-e273-4475-8064-9c366ac6a70f This course will provide an introduction to the technology, analysis workflows, tools and resources for next generation sequencing data analysis. 2019-09-23 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-26 16:30:00 UTC European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge, United Kingdom European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) Cambridge United Kingdom CB10 1SD [] Rebecca Nicholl [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to RNA-Seq: From quality control to pathway analysis

    23 - 24 September 2019

    Bern, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to RNA-Seq: From quality control to pathway analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rna-seq-from-quality-control-to-pathway-analysis-8a09dd6b-98c7-41cd-8be2-0efc7118f049 Please note that this course is oversubscribed. You can still apply (link given below), and your name will placed on the waiting list. You will only be contacted in the case there is a cancellation. 2019-09-23 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-24 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Bern, Switzerland SIB Bern Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Autumn School in Data Science: Machine learning applications for life sciences

    23 - 26 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Autumn School in Data Science: Machine learning applications for life sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/summer-school-in-biomedical-data-science-best-practices-for-single-cell-analysis-and-machine-learning-applications THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED! This Autumn School aims to familiarise biomedical students and researchers with principles of Data Science. Focusing on utilising machine learning algorithms to handle biomedical data, it will cover: effects of experimental design, data readiness, pipeline implementations, machine learning in Python, and related statistics, as well as Gaussian Process models. Providing practical experience in the implementation of machine learning methods relevant to biomedical applications, including Gaussian processes, we will illustrate best practices that should be adopted in order to enable reproducibility in any data science application. This event is sponsored by [Cambridge Big Data](https://www.bigdata.cam.ac.uk/). The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3050610&amp;course-title=Autumn%20School%20in%20Data%20Science).'' 2019-09-23 12:00:00 UTC 2019-09-26 14:00:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Machine learning Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Students and researchers from life-sciences or biomedical backgroundswho haveor will shortly havethe need to apply the techniques presented during the course to biomedical data.The course is open to Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals<span style="color:#FF0000">Please note that all participants attending this course will be charged a registration fee. <span style="color:#0000FF"> Non-members of the University of Cambridge to pay £350. </span style> <span style="color:#0000FF">All Members of the University of Cambridge to pay £175. </span style> <span style="color:#FF0000">A booking will only be approved and confirmed once the fee has been paid in full.</span style> workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Initiation to Linux command line

    25 September 2019

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Initiation to Linux command line https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/initiation-to-linux-command-line After this training you will: feel comfortable using Linux command line use bash to execute commands in Linux and know your way around the file system 2019-09-25 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-25 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Clemenspoort Gent, Ghent, Belgium Clemenspoort Gent Ghent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Introduction to working with UNIX and bash

    30 September 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to working with UNIX and bash https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-working-with-unix-and-bash Using the Linux operating system and the bash command line interface, we will demonstrate the basic structure of the UNIX operating system and how we can interact with it using a basic set of commands. Applying this, we will learn how to navigate the filesystem, manipulate text-based data and structure simple pipelines out of these commands. Building on this foundation, the course will use a bioinformatics example to demonstrate how the skills learnt can be applied to connecting to external resources/servers, installing specialist tools and ultimately combining commands into scripts for automation and reproducibility. This course is targeted at participants with no prior experience working with UNIX-like systems (OSX, Linux) or command line interfaces. The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to Book or register Interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3117357&amp;course-title=Introduction%20to%20working%20with%20Unix%20and%20bash).'' 2019-09-30 08:30:00 UTC 2019-09-30 16:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Reproducible Research with R

    1 October 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Reproducible Research with R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/reproducible-research-with-r This course introduces concepts about reproducibility that can be used when you are programming in R. We will explore how to create notebooks - a way to integrate your R analyses into reports using Rmarkdown. The course also introduces the concept of version control. We will learn how to create a repository on GitHub and how to work together on the same project collaboratively without creating conflicting versions of files. The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3114638&amp;course-title=Reproducible%20Research%20with%20R).'' 2019-10-01 08:30:00 UTC 2019-10-01 16:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • An Introduction to Machine Learning

    2 - 4 October 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    An Introduction to Machine Learning https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/an-introduction-to-machine-learning-c4f53d48-57b9-468c-bf48-8107350d6d40 Machine learning gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. It encompasses a broad range of approaches to data analysis with applicability across the biological sciences. Lectures will introduce commonly used algorithms and provide insight into their theoretical underpinnings. In the practicals students will apply these algorithms to real biological data-sets using the R language and environment. Please be aware that the course syllabus is currently being updated following feedback from the last event; therefore the agenda below will be subjected to changes. The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3043850&amp;course-title=An%20Introduction%20to%20Machine%20Learning).'' 2019-10-02 08:30:00 UTC 2019-10-04 16:00:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Machine learning Data mining Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] This is aimed at life scientists with little or no experience in machine learning and that are looking at implementing these approaches in their research.Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • EMBL-EBI Workshop: Mathematics of life workshop: “Modelling molecular mechanisms: from basic science to drug discovery”

    2 October 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    EMBL-EBI Workshop: Mathematics of life workshop: “Modelling molecular mechanisms: from basic science to drug discovery” https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/embl-ebi-workshop-mathematics-of-life-workshop-modelling-molecular-mechanisms-from-basic-science-to-drug-discovery The one-day workshop includes scientific talks from 3 distinguished speakers who will showcase how modelling is useful in fundamental research as well as pharmaceutical industry, a tutorial session on modelling of normal and disease pathways using simulation software, COPASI, and an extended afternoon hands-on training workshop / group project. 2019-10-02 08:30:00 UTC 2019-10-02 18:30:00 UTC Sanders Hall, Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Cambridge, United Kingdom Sanders Hall, Postdoc Centre @ Eddington Cambridge United Kingdom CB3 1AS [] Rahuman Sheriff [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Galaxy Training: Using Galaxy for RNA-seq

    8 October 2019

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Galaxy Training: Using Galaxy for RNA-seq https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/galaxy-training-using-galaxy-for-rna-seq This practical aims to familiarize you with the Galaxy user interface &amp; execute a complete analysis of RNA-seq data. It will teach you how to perform basic tasks such as importing data, running tools, working with histories, creating workflows, and sharing your work. In this tutorial we will introduce you to bare basics of Galaxy: Getting data from external databases such as UCSC Performing simple data manipulation Understanding Galaxy’s History system Creating and running a workflow The RNA-seq data analysis part comprises: Filtering and quality control of reads Mapping of reads to reference genomes Examples of downstream data-analysis possibilities (variant calling, differential expression, etc.)  This workshop is organised by ELIXIR Belgium. 2019-10-08 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-08 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Clemenspoort Gent, Ghent, Belgium Clemenspoort Gent Ghent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Exploring Biological Sequences

    8 - 10 October 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Exploring Biological Sequences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/exploring-biological-sequences-0cf6b334-a619-4ea1-b8e1-7f229c9e58ab This course will introduce you to approaches used for finding, analysing and using biological sequences. 2019-10-08 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-10 17:00:00 UTC European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1, Cambridge, United Kingdom European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 1 Cambridge United Kingdom CB10 1SD [] Meredith Willmott [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to Scientific Figure Design

    11 October 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to Scientific Figure Design https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-scientific-figure-design-3981eee7-417e-4f61-b794-eff8f0e05580 This course provides a practical guide to producing figures for use in reports and publications. It is a wide ranging course which looks at how to design figures to clearly and fairly represent your data, the practical aspects of graph creation, the allowable manipulation of bitmap images and compositing and editing of final figures. The course will use a number of different open source software packages and is illustrated with a number of example figures adapted from common analysis tools. Further information and access to the course materials is [here](http://www.bioinformatics.babraham.ac.uk/training.html#figuredesign). The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3088725&amp;course-title=Introduction%20to%20Scientific%20Figure%20Design).'' 2019-10-11 08:30:00 UTC 2019-10-11 16:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Data visualisation Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • CABANA Workshop: Chemoinformatics in Drug Discovery

    15 - 18 October 2019

    Irapuato, Mexico

    Elixir node event
    CABANA Workshop: Chemoinformatics in Drug Discovery https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cabana-workshop-chemoinformatics-in-drug-discovery The aim of this workshop is to introduce researchers to the field of Chemoinformatics, especially in the areas of Structure-Based Drug Design (SBDD) and Ligand-Based Drug Design (LBDD). 2019-10-15 08:30:00 UTC 2019-10-18 17:45:00 UTC LANGEBIO, Cinvestav, Irapuato, Mexico LANGEBIO, Cinvestav Irapuato Mexico 36821 [] Derrin Crawte [] [] [] [] HDRUK
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