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  • Tech Transfer Course

    26 - 30 August 2019

    Zwijnaarde, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Tech Transfer Course https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/tech-transfer-course In short, the technology transfer course is designed to give you an idea of: How to find out if patents exist around your new findings; What steps are necessary to commercialize your work; The VIB-approach to starting innovative companies, and How research can be turned into value for society. In the annual Technology Transfer course, the VIB Innovation & Business Team, supported by external speakers from industry, will go into detail on the practicalities of making technology transfer happen. We will discuss the basics of Intellectual Property Rights, including a hands-on patent search on your favorite topic. We will go through the term sheets and contracts that shape the framework of industrial collaborations and investments. We will have a lively case study to highlight the potentially complex relationships between scientist, TT-officer and company representative, and give an overview of the various stages of starting a new venture. If you want to participate, we ask you to submit a short abstract on a potential business idea, describing briefly the concept and potential applications. More information will follow when we receive your registration.   2019-08-26 09:00:00 UTC 2019-08-30 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent, Zwijnaarde, Belgium Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent Zwijnaarde Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • Clinical bioinformatics for microbial genomics and metagenomics - ESCMID, CHUV, SIB

    9 - 12 September 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Clinical bioinformatics for microbial genomics and metagenomics - ESCMID, CHUV, SIB https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/clinical-bioinformatics-for-microbial-genomics-and-metagenomics-escmid-chuv-sib There were many more applications for this course than expected. It is full with a waiting list. In the case you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact William Caddy william.caddy@escmid.org. 2019-09-09 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-12 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • 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 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • First Steps with UNIX in Life Sciences

    25 September 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    First Steps with UNIX in Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-unix-in-life-sciences-4430cc52-cd66-4a18-89c1-dc7e7fbe1bc1 Overview With a constant evolution of technologies, life scientists (such as laboratory biologists) are faced with an increasing need for bioinformatics skills to deal with high-throughput data storage, retrieval and analysis. 2019-09-25 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-25 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • 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 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • First steps with R in Life Sciences

    8 - 9 October 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    First steps with R in Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-r-in-life-sciences-31722d33-fefc-4aaa-a004-cd69bbab054e Overview R is a complete, flexible and open source system for statistical analysis and graphics, which has become a tool of choice for biologists and biomedical scientists who need to analyse and visualise large amounts of data. 2019-10-08 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-09 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Distributed Data Analysis - The (Health) Data Train

    10 - 11 October 2019

    Utrecht, Netherlands

    ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Distributed Data Analysis - The (Health) Data Train https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-innovation-and-sme-forum-distributed-data-analysis-the-health-data-train The Innovation and SME Forum on 10-11 October with a focus on “distributed data analysis - the (health) data train” in Utrecht is open to researchers working in the data driven life-science sector, large and small companies that develop services for data management and sharing, as well as people involved in national healthcare initiatives and anyone else who is interested in learning more about data-driven innovation in the life-science sector. The concept of distributed data analysis as contained in the FAIR Data Train approach has been endorsed by the Dutch government in a letter to the Dutch Parliament in December 2018. Meanwhile, the Dutch Government is preparing to implement this novel strategy in the Dutch health care information system. This signals the emerging market for FAIR-based distributed analysis approaches beyond the science domain. The ELIXIR-NL public-private network is closely involved in specification and implementation.      This event contains a mix of high-level keynote speakers and interactive sessions to discuss and interact with other companies and ELIXIR partners. A specific session with Flash Talks, will give SMEs and Start-Ups the chance to introduce their work to a broad audience. This event is a collaborative effort, organised by ELIXIR Netherlands (DTL) in collaboration with several DTL SME partners. More generally, the event aims to inform about ELIXIR resources and create a space to network for industry and academia.   What people think about previous events: "The ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum was a great opportunity for us to interact with ELIXIR and also other SME organisations to share ideas and better understand how ELIXIR together with small and large companies can help bridging the "digital islands" of information and provide true value for life science stakeholders, researchers and in the ned, the patients." - Henrik Plym-Forshell, BC Platforms, Sweden     2019-10-10 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-11 00:00:00 UTC Jongerius Kantoor - Villa Jongerius, Utrecht, Netherlands Jongerius Kantoor - Villa Jongerius Utrecht Netherlands 3527 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • FlowSOM for handling cytometry data

    15 October 2019

    Zwijnaarde, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    FlowSOM for handling cytometry data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/flowsom-for-handling-cytometry-data Participants will learn how to handle cytometry data in R, including quality control, visualization, clustering and comparison of samples. This will be demonstrated on an example dataset, but participants are welcome to bring some of their own fcs files to explore in addition. 2019-10-15 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-15 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent, Zwijnaarde, Belgium Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent Zwijnaarde Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • Functional Plant Bioinformatics (PLAZA)

    21 - 22 October 2019

    Zwijnaarde, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Functional Plant Bioinformatics (PLAZA) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/functional-plant-bioinformatics-plaza-5e977efa-32fd-43c3-a5d2-7a6091cdd564 Introduction plant comparative genomics (genes and gene families) + introduction PLAZA platform Functional characterization of plant genes (Gene families, GO, InterPro) Synteny analysis in polyploid cereals Gene set analysis for different plant -omics data sets: Functional interpretation of RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq genes using the PLAZA Workbench Comparing gene sets between different di/polyploidy crop species 2019-10-21 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-22 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM, Zwijnaarde, Belgium UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM Zwijnaarde Belgium 9052 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • SPHN Data Privacy and IT Security Training

    25 October 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    SPHN Data Privacy and IT Security Training https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/sphn-data-privacy-and-it-security-training-45f9b664-6a6d-4fd1-bcad-c2201297c947 Overview Within the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) and related national initiatives researchers use patient data (i.e., confidential human data) in their research projects. 2019-10-25 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-25 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data Management Plan

    31 October - 1 November 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    Data Management Plan https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-management-plan-812edd6d-94f8-445e-9830-257ec0790d90 Overview Recent studies have shown that worldwide, between 51% and 89% of published life sciences research is not reproducible, with consequent losses estimated at around $100 billions/year in biomedical research (Chalmers et al., 2009; Freedman et 2019-10-31 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-01 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students 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 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • CABANA Workshop: Introduction to Metagenomics

    2 - 6 December 2019

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Elixir node event
    CABANA Workshop: Introduction to Metagenomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cabana-workshop-introduction-to-metagenomics In this course participants will learn the basics of metagenomics, covering experimental design and workflows, moving through to microbiome analysis via shotgun metagenomics. 2019-12-02 08:30:00 UTC 2019-12-06 17:30:00 UTC Faculty of Natural Sciences - University of Buenos Aires (FCEN-UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina Faculty of Natural Sciences - University of Buenos Aires (FCEN-UBA) Buenos Aires Argentina 1428 [] Derrin Crawte [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • CABANA Workshop: Analysis of Crop Genomics Data

    2 - 6 December 2019

    Bogota, Colombia

    Elixir node event
    CABANA Workshop: Analysis of Crop Genomics Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cabana-workshop-analysis-of-crop-genomics-data This course will introduce crop biologists to methods and approaches for analysing crop genomics data. 2019-12-02 08:30:00 UTC 2019-12-06 12:45:00 UTC Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes Bogota Colombia 111711 [] Marco Cristancho [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • First steps with Git for reproducible research (date to be confirmed)

    5 December 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    First steps with Git for reproducible research (date to be confirmed) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-git-for-reproducible-research More information soon 2019-12-05 09:00:00 UTC 2019-12-05 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Sciences: Vital-IT Infrastructure Training

    12 December 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Sciences: Vital-IT Infrastructure Training https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/high-performance-computing-hpc-in-life-sciences-vital-it-infrastructure-training-7a057fe4-5717-4c6a-a567-ba2cb95bb755 Overview Several scientific applications require computing and/or storage resources that go beyond the processing power of a single multi-core machine. 2019-12-12 09:00:00 UTC 2019-12-12 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
  • First steps with Git for reproducible research

    27 February 2020

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    First steps with Git for reproducible research https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/first-steps-with-git-for-reproducible-research-date-to-be-confirmed More information soon 2020-02-27 09:00:00 UTC 2020-02-27 00:00:00 UTC SIB, Lausanne, Switzerland SIB Lausanne Switzerland [] training@sib.swiss [] Graduate studentsIndustryAcademicsPhDPhD students workshops_and_courses [] []
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