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  • Linux for bioinformatics

    5 - 12 November 2018

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Linux for bioinformatics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/linux-for-bioinformatics b'\nAfter this training you will\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\n\r\n \r\nfeel comfortable using Linux \r\n\r\n \r\nknow how software works on Linux and how to install and use it  \r\n\r\n \r\nuse bash to execute\r\n commands in Linux and know your way around the file system\r\n\r\n \r\nhave an overview of Linux tools that are extremely useful for bioinformatics\r\n\r\n\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSummary\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis training is intended for all Linux novices who\r\nwant to learn the basics of Linux without getting too much technical details.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis hands-on training will show you how to\r\neffectively use Linux Ubuntu. Bioinformatics depends heavily on Linux-based computers and software. A lot of good scientific\r\nsoftware is written specifically for Linux. Additionally, Linux has most popular programming languages (e.g.Python, Perl, C) already installed and\r\nready to use! This\r\ntraining will teach you all you need to know to swiftly start using Linux, be it on the server of your department, or on your own computer (even if you\'re already running\r\nWindows or MacOS).\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\nTentative schedule​\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\nPrior to the training session, you will receive a poll to ask you your personal goals by following this training sesion. Depending on the outcome, the schedule will be adjusted.\r\n \r\n\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDay 1\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\n\r\n \r\nUNIX fundamentals and other Linux distributions\r\n\r\n \r\nInstall\r\n Linux distributions: test it harmlessly by running in live mode\r\n\r\n \r\nDifferent methods of\r\n installing software and where to get it\r\n\r\n \r\nThe UNIX file system \r\n\r\n \r\nLUNCH\r\n\r\n \r\nUsers on Linux and  access rights to view, create and execute\r\n\r\n \r\nGentle introduction\r\n to the command line in linux\r\n\r\n \r\n\n\r\n \r\nbasics\r\n of the command line\r\n\r\n \r\nbest tips enhancing\r\n your command line experience\r\n\r\n \r\nreading and writing\r\n contents in the command line\r\n\r\n \n\r\n\r\n\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\nDay 2\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\n\r\n \r\nBioinformatics in Linux\r\n\r\n \r\n\n\r\n \r\ninstalling useful\r\n bioinformatics and programming tools\r\n\r\n \r\nanalysing text\r\n output from bioinformatics tools\r\n\r\n \r\npassing outputs from\r\n and to different tools \r\n\r\n \r\nscripting\r\n in Linux\r\n\r\n \n\r\n\r\n \r\nLUNCH\r\n\r\n \r\nLinux\r\n in a network\r\n\r\n\r\nLinux playground: Open questions. Play around with your Linux to make it fit your (bioinformatics)\r\n needs. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n​​\n\r\n​​​​​\n \r\n\r\n\n \r\n\r\n\n' 2018-11-05 09:30:00 UTC 2018-11-12 17:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Bio-Accelerator, Ghent, Belgium Bio-Accelerator Ghent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Electronic Lab Notebook Introduction - Ghent

    14 November 2018

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Electronic Lab Notebook Introduction - Ghent https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/electronic-lab-notebook-introduction-ghent 2018-11-14 10:00:00 UTC 2018-11-14 12:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core PC room V114 - 1st floor front building VIB-UGent Research Building, Ghent, Belgium PC room V114 - 1st floor front building VIB-UGent Research Building Ghent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • International Meeting on Optical Biosensors

    15 - 17 November 2018

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    International Meeting on Optical Biosensors https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/international-meeting-on-optical-biosensors Biological processes show extreme complexity orchestrated both in space and time. To face this complexity, it has been necessary, as pointed out by R.Y. Tsien in his lecture "Unlocking Cell Secrets with Light Beams and Molecular Spies" (Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2002), to develop fluorescent spies in order to analyze, quantify in real time and decrypt very sophisticated cellular mechanisms. The recent explosion of fluorescent biosensors development opens a new field of investigation by allowing the analysis of extremely specific biological events at the level of cellular organelles, individual cells, tissues and even entire living organisms in physiological and pathological conditions. The development and the use of these tools require solving a number of conceptual, experimental and technological problems concerning both the biosensors themselves and the tools to follow them. Equally important, a range of new developments including optogenetic and optochemical tools allow systematic perturbation of biochemical processes while they are read out by optical biosensors. The purpose of this conference is to gather and consolidate the expertise in the field of biosensors and to promote the reflection and the exchange of information so as to accelerate the development of these new dynamic imaging approaches in all areas of biology and biomedical sciences. • Early Bird: 2 October 2018 • Late Registration: 31 October 2018 • Abstract deadline: 30 June 2018 2018-11-15 09:00:00 UTC 2018-11-17 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, 'Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu' building, Ghent, Belgium VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, 'Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu' building Ghent Belgium 9052 Imaging [] Practical questions: VIB conferences team +32 9 244 66 11 conferences@vib.be [] [] meetings_and_conferencesreceptions_and_networking [] biosensorsoptical biosensorsImaging
  • CABANA Train the Trainer Workshop

    15 - 16 November 2018

    Bogota, Colombia

    Elixir node event
    CABANA Train the Trainer Workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cabana-train-the-trainer-workshop This course will provide new trainers with knowledge, skills, guidance and tips for developing and delivering training. 2018-11-15 09:30:00 UTC 2018-11-16 17:00:00 UTC Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes Bogota Colombia 111711 [] Alejandro Reyes [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Untapping diversity through Metagenomics: An Introductory Workshop

    3 - 6 December 2018

    Bogota, Colombia

    Elixir node event
    Untapping diversity through Metagenomics: An Introductory Workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/untapping-diversity-through-metagenomics-an-introductory-workshop In this course participants will learn the basics of metagenomics, covering experimental design and workflows, moving through to microbiome analysis via amplicon sequencing and shotgun metagenomics. 2018-12-03 08:30:00 UTC 2018-12-06 17:30:00 UTC Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes Bogota Colombia 111711 [] Alejandro Reyes [] [] [] [] []
  • CABANA Workshop: Untapping diversity through Metagenomics: An Introductory Workshop

    3 - 6 December 2018

    Bogota, Colombia

    Elixir node event
    CABANA Workshop: Untapping diversity through Metagenomics: An Introductory Workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cabana-workshop-untapping-diversity-through-metagenomics-an-introductory-workshop In this course participants will learn the basics of metagenomics, covering experimental design and workflows, moving through to microbiome analysis via amplicon sequencing and shotgun metagenomics. 2018-12-03 08:30:00 UTC 2018-12-06 17:30:00 UTC Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes Bogota Colombia 111711 [] Alejandro Reyes [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Basic statistics in R, Ghent

    15 - 29 January 2019

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Basic statistics in R, Ghent https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-in-r-ghent b'\nGet an idea of what R and Rstudio is\r\nUse R to handle data: creating, reading, reformatting and writing data\r\nUse R to create graphics\r\nUse basic statistical techniques in R : normality tests, t-tests, wilcoxon tests, chi square tests, correlations, survival analysis...\r\nWrite and use R scripts\n\r\n\n \nThis training gives an introduction to the use of the statistical software language R. R is a language for data analysis and graphics. This introduction to R is aimed at beginners. The training covers data handling, graphics, and basic statistical techniques. \r\nR is for free and for more information you can visit the site the CRAN web site.This training is an introduction to the use of R and RStudio and stops at very basic analyses (t-tests and non-parametric equivalents). A full overview of statistical analyses in R including regression, ANOVA will be given in the follow-up training Basic statistics in R, part II.\n\r\n \r\nRequirements\r\nThe training is intended for people who have no experience with R. However, understanding of basic statistical concepts is required, such as data types, normal distribution, descriptive statistics, tests for comparing groups... If you don\'t have sufficient statistical background you are strongly encouraged to attend the Basic statistics theorytraining. \r\nThis training is recommended for people with no experience in R who are planning to follow a training that requires some R background, like the mass spectrometry , the single cell RNA-Seq and the bulk RNA-Seq training....\n\r\n\n' 2019-01-15 09:30:00 UTC 2019-01-29 17:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Bio-Accelerator, Ghent, Belgium Bio-Accelerator Ghent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Bioinformatics for Discovery

    23 January 2019

    Hinxton, United Kingdom

    Bioinformatics for Discovery https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bioinformatics-for-discovery-f51fe25c-6f52-4589-b79c-5f829803f89a In this 90 min long tutorial, we will introduce the Open Targets and its other tools to aid drug target identification and prioritisation. This workshop is part of the Bioinformatics for Discovery course and is aimed at bench biologists working in the area of discovery science who want to learn more about bioinformatics tools and resources. No prior knowledge of bioinformatics is required and no experience of programming or the use of Unix / Linux is necessary. . 2019-01-23 09:00:00 UTC 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC EMBL-EBI European Bioinformatics Institute Main Building, Hinxton, United Kingdom EMBL-EBI European Bioinformatics Institute Main Building Hinxton Cambridgeshire United Kingdom [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] Open Targets
  • Ensembl Browser Workshop, DKFZ Heidelberg, 29 January 2019

    29 January 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Elixir node event
    Ensembl Browser Workshop, DKFZ Heidelberg, 29 January 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-browser-workshop-dkfz-heidelberg-29-january-2019 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. 2019-01-29 09:00:00 UTC 2019-01-29 17:00:00 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 Browser Workshop, DKFZ Heidelberg, 30 January 2019

    30 January 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Elixir node event
    Ensembl Browser Workshop, DKFZ Heidelberg, 30 January 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-browser-workshop-dkfz-heidelberg-30-january-2019 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. 2019-01-30 09:00:00 UTC 2019-01-30 17:00:00 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
  • Analysis of single cell RNA-Seq data from 10x Genomics

    4 - 5 February 2019

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Analysis of single cell RNA-Seq data from 10x Genomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/analysis-of-single-cell-rna-seq-data-from-10x-genomics 2019-02-04 09:30:00 UTC 2019-02-05 17:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core iGent Tower, Ghent, Belgium iGent Tower Ghent Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Ensembl Browser Workshop, Bogota, 11 February 2019

    11 February 2019

    Bogota, Colombia

    Elixir node event
    Ensembl Browser Workshop, Bogota, 11 February 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-browser-workshop-bogota-11-february-2019 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. 2019-02-11 09:00:00 UTC 2019-02-11 17:00:00 UTC Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes Bogota Colombia 111711 [] Astrid Gall [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Ensembl REST API Workshop, Bogota, 12 February 2018

    12 February 2019

    Bogota, Colombia

    Elixir node event
    Ensembl REST API Workshop, Bogota, 12 February 2018 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-rest-api-workshop-bogota-12-february-2018 Work with Ensembl to master the Ensembl REST APIs and flexibly access genome-wide data, such as genes, variants, regulatory features, homologues and alignments. 2019-02-12 09:00:00 UTC 2019-02-12 15:00:00 UTC Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes Bogota Colombia 111711 [] Astrid Gall [] [] [] [] []
  • Ensembl REST API Workshop, Bogota, 12 February 2019

    12 February 2019

    Bogota, Colombia

    Elixir node event
    Ensembl REST API Workshop, Bogota, 12 February 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-rest-api-workshop-bogota-12-february-2019 Work with Ensembl to master the Ensembl REST APIs and flexibly access genome-wide data, such as genes, variants, regulatory features, homologues and alignments. 2019-02-12 09:00:00 UTC 2019-02-12 15:00:00 UTC Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes Bogota Colombia 111711 [] Astrid Gall [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • EMBL-EBI Intro to multiomics data integration

    13 February 2019

    Hinxton, United Kingdom

    EMBL-EBI Intro to multiomics data integration https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/embl-ebi-intro-to-multiomics-data-integration In this 1 hour tutorial, we will highlight how the Open Targets integrates genetics, genomics, drug information and literature in a single web portal, the Open Targets Platform . This workshop is part of the EMBL-EBI Intro to multiomics data integration course and is imed at biologists who have some experience of working with at least one type of omics data, and computational biologists/bioinformaticians who wish to gain a better understanding of the biological challenges when working with integrated datasets. No programming or command line experience is required to attend this course. 2019-02-13 09:00:00 UTC 2019-02-13 00:00:00 UTC EMBL-EBI European Bioinformatics Institute Main Building, Hinxton, United Kingdom EMBL-EBI European Bioinformatics Institute Main Building Hinxton Cambridgeshire United Kingdom [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] Open Targets
  • Basic statistics in R

    11 - 18 March 2019

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Basic statistics in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-in-r-63029133-bc3b-45a9-a06f-15a53b2c8970 Get an idea of what R and Rstudio is Use R to handle data: creating, reading, reformatting and writing data Use R to create graphics Use basic statistical techniques in R : normality tests, t-tests, wilcoxon tests, chi square tests, correlations, survival analysis... Write and use R scripts 2019-03-11 09:00:00 UTC 2019-03-18 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Clemenspoort Gent, Ghent, Belgium Clemenspoort Gent Ghent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Introduction to Reproducible Genomics: Data Carpentry

    13 - 14 May 2019

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to Reproducible Genomics: Data Carpentry https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-reproducible-genomics-data-carpentry 2019-05-13 09:00:00 UTC 2019-05-14 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Clemenspoort Gent, Ghent, Belgium Clemenspoort Gent Ghent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Best practices in Research Software

    15 May 2019

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Best practices in Research Software https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/best-practices-in-research-software Four simple recommendations to encourage best practices in open research software is a publication that addresses this issue by providing a simple, yet robust framework of recommendations that encourage the adoption of existing best practices in research software development. These recommendations are designed around Open Science values, and provide practical suggestions that contribute to making research software and its source code more discoverable, reusable and transparent. These recommendations recognise that not everyone can or want to make their software open from day one, but we encourage you to learn from the recommendations and adapt them to your needs. For example, you can have a private repository, you can and should still have a license, make contributions clear, and have a registry of your software. Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below) Recommendations to make your research software open Reference 2019-05-15 09:00:00 UTC 2019-05-15 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Clemenspoort Gent, Ghent, Belgium Clemenspoort Gent Ghent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Gentle hands-on introduction to Python programming

    27 May - 3 June 2019

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Gentle hands-on introduction to Python programming https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/gentle-hands-on-introduction-to-python-programming-e767c4ec-faae-40ba-b12e-8a59d3e6dff5 Learning the basics of Python programming: different variables, reading files, writing files, conditional statements Being able to write a basic Python script from scratch 2019-05-27 09:00:00 UTC 2019-06-03 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Clemenspoort Gent, Ghent, Belgium Clemenspoort Gent Ghent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • 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 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • 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 & 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 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Software Carpentry Workshop

    16 - 18 October 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Software Carpentry Workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/software-carpentry-workshop-ab3af408-aa91-49ed-bab2-5db1f2e6d15d Educators: Malvika Sharan, Georg Zeller, Mike Smith, Thomas Schwarzl, Frank Thommen (HD-HuB), Holger Dinkel Date: 16-10-2019 - 18-10-2019 09:00-18:00 Location: ATC Computer Training Lab, EMBL Heidelberg Contents: Computation is an integral part of today's research as data has grown too large or too complex to be analysed by hand. An ever-growing fraction of science is performed computationally and many wet-lab biologists spend part of their time on the computer. Many scientists struggle with this aspect of research as they have not been properly trained in the necessary set of skills. The result is that too much time is spent using inefficient tools when progress could be faster. This course provides training in several key tools, with a focus on good development practices that encourage efficient and reproducible research computing. Topics covered include: Introduction to Python scripting Introduction to the Unix shell and usage of cluster resources Version control with Git and Github Analysis pipeline management Scientific Python & working with biological data Literate programming with Jupyter notebooks Learning goals: This course aims to teach software writing skills and best practices to researchers in biology who wish to analyse data, and to introduce a toolset that can help them in their work. The goal is to enable them to be more productive and to make their science better and more reproducible. Prerequisites: This is a course for researchers in the life sciences who are using computers for their analyses, even if not full time. The target student will be familiar with some command line/programmatic computer usage, will want to become more confident using these tools efficiently and reproducibly. A target student will have written a for loop in some language before, but will not know what git is (or at least not be very comfortable using git). Keywords: Programming; Command Line; Version Control; Bioinformatics; Data Analysis; Cluster Computing Tools: Python; Bash; Unix/Linux; Git; GitHub; SnakeMake; Biopython; Pandas; Numpy; SciPy; Matplotlib 2019-10-16 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-18 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI / ELIXIR Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Bioinformatics and Software Developers Community Event: Containerization & Reproducible Workflows

    7 November 2019

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Bioinformatics and Software Developers Community Event: Containerization & Reproducible Workflows https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bioinformatics-and-software-developers-community-event-containerization-reproducible-workflows Get insights from your peers Isolate your computer environment or newly developed software tools using Docker Containers Use Nextflow as your workflow pipeline 2019-11-07 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-07 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Clemenspoort Gent, Ghent, Belgium Clemenspoort Gent Ghent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
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