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  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • MOFA Workshop - GCB 2019

    16 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    MOFA Workshop - GCB 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/mofa-workshop-gcb-2019 Educators: Oliver Stegle (HD-HuB) Date: 16.09.2019 Location: Heidelberg, Germany Contents: This tutorial provides an introduction to Multi-Omics Factor Analysis (MOFA), a novel unsupervised framework for the integration of multi-omic data sets (Argelaguet et al, Molecular Systems Biology. 2018). Intuitively, MOFA can be viewed as a versatile and statistically rigorous generalization of principal component analysis to multi-omics data. Given multiple ‘omics data types on overlapping sets of samples, MOFA infers a low-dimensional data representation in terms of (hidden) factors. These learnt factors represent the driving sources of variation across data modalities, thus facilitating the identification of molecular phenotypes and disease subgroups. In the first part of the tutorial I will give a 30-minute presentation to explain the model, its applications and limitations. The second part will consist on a hands-on activity where we will use two real-case data sets to show how MOFA can be used for integrative analysis. The first data set will be a large study of blood cancer patients (Dietrich, J Clin Invest. 2018), and the second will be a single-cell multi-omics data set (Angermueller, Nature Methods. 2016). The attendants are also encouraged to bring their own multi-omics data sets. Keywords: MOFA, R, Tools: MOFA, R, Prerequisites: A working knowledge of R is expected. The tutorial requires the installation of the following software: • R>=3.4 + Rstudio • Python>=2.7 • MOFA R package (+ dependencies) • MOFAdata R package (+ dependencies) • mofapy python package (+ dependencies) 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • BioC++ - solving daily bioinformatic tasks with C++ efficiently - GCB2020

    14 September 2020

    BioC++ - solving daily bioinformatic tasks with C++ efficiently - GCB2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/seqan-at-the-german-conference-for-bioinformatics-gcb Educators: René Rahn, Marcel Ehrhardt, Svenja Mehringer (CIBI) Date: 14.09.2020 9:00 - 17:00 (CEST) Location: Online - GCB Conference https://gcb2020.de/WS4.html Contents: In this half-day tutorial we are going to teach how to use modern C++ and utilise modern C++ libraries to rapidly develop tools and scripts for operating on and manipulating large-scale sequencing data. The high variability and heterogeneity often observed within various genomic data is challenging for many standard tools, for example for read alignment and variant calling. Often, these tools are wrapped in complicated pre- and postprocessing data curation steps in order to obtain results with higher quality. However, these additional steps incur a high maintenance and performance burden to the established work process and often do not scale with larger data sets. Seldomly, C++ is considered as the language of choice for these small processes, although it is the main language used in high-performance computing. We are going to show that implementing modern C++ can be as easy as using other modern high-level languages. Learning goals: Students will develop - skills in developing an application using the C++ programming language - skills in using modern C++ libraries to query large sequence databases (e.g. SeqAn, SDSL, etc.) - knowledge and understanding of modern C++ features, such as ranges and concepts - knowledge and understanding about modern and efficient data structures as well as algorithms crucial for large-scale genomic sequence analysis - knowledge and understanding about how to develop and sustain high-quality software Prerequisites: This tutorial is mostly suited for computational biologist and bioinformaticians with research focus on sequence analysis (e.g., genomics, metagenomics, proteomics, read alignment, variant detection, etc.). A fundamental knowledge about sequencing experiments and the involved data is required. We expect that attendees have an intermediate knowledge in programming with any high-level programming language, e.g. Python, Java or C++. Some basic C++-knowledge is helpful but not mandatory to successfully complete the course. This tutorial is targeting beginners and intermediate C++ developers that want to learn more about modern C++ features like ranges and concepts. Keywords: BioC++, modern C++, bioinformatics, SeqAn, FileIO Tools: - A simple text editor - g++ >= 7 - cmake >= 3.12 - git 2020-09-14 09:00:00 UTC 2020-09-14 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt am Main Darmstadt Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • ProteinsPlus at the German Conference for Bioinformatics (GCB)

    14 September 2020

    ProteinsPlus at the German Conference for Bioinformatics (GCB) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/proteinsplus-at-the-german-conference-for-bioinformatics-gcb Educators: Matthias Rarey & Katrin Schöning-Stierand (BioData) Date: 14.09.2020 13:00-18:00 Location: Online - GCB 2020 https://gcb2020.de/WS6.html Contents: Three-dimensional protein structures are a fundamental basis for understanding, modulating, and manipulating protein functionality. With over 155,000 structures, the Protein Data Bank (PDB) is one of the most important bioinformatics resources for life science. In this workshop, we present the ProteinsPlus server enriching structural knowledge from the PDB by additional computed information required for common biological research questions. ProteinsPlus enables easy access to this information for all researchers in the fields of molecular life sciences. The provided computational services comprise various tools for the assessment, representation, preprocessing, and interconnection of structural data. Many of the provided tools focus on protein binding pockets and molecular interactions to small molecules due to their relevance for various research questions. Participants will get to know a combination of tools and web services for searching and analyzing protein structure data. The focus will be on protein function and related interactions to small molecules. We will work with the ProteinsPlus web service that contains a diverse range of software solutions for the analysis of protein structures and its application in molecular modeling approaches. Learning goals: This course is designed for life and computer scientists with interest in protein structures, but only very basic experience in 3D modeling. Topics include: Finding and selecting protein structure data, evaluating the quality of experimental data, preprocessing structure data for modeling, first modeling steps like the analysis of binding site properties and conformational flexibility. Usage of ProteinsPlus is free and open to all users. Prerequisites: General knowledge of proteins and their role in life sciences Keywords: Protein structures, protein-ligand interactions, molecular modeling, structure-to-function relationships, cheminformatics, ProteinsPlus, BRENDA, EnzymeStructures, KNIME Tools: ProteinsPlus, 2020-09-14 13:00:00 UTC 2020-09-14 18:00:00 UTC de.NBI Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt am Main Darmstadt Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []

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