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  • Automated Workflow Composition in the Life Sciences

    9 - 13 March 2020

    Leiden, Netherlands

    Automated Workflow Composition in the Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/automated-workflow-composition-in-the-life-sciences In the age of computational science, researchers in the life sciences – just as in other domains – regularly face the need of composing several individual software tools into pipelines or workflows that perform the specific data analysis processes that they need in their research. For over 20 years now, dedicated scientific workflow management systems have been supporting scientists in this task, and they continue to gain popularity. In fact, recent years have seen significant progress in the functional annotation of bioinformatics software tools, as well as their virtualization, containerization and assembly into workflows for automatically executing the processes. At least since the rise of the Semantic Web in the early 2000s, also the idea of semantics-based automated composition of workflows has been around to simplify the work with scientific workflows further and free life science researchers from having to deal with the technicalities of software composition. This would not only save valuable research time, but also reduce errors, allow benchmarking of data analysis pipelines and enable new scientific findings by discovering workflows that researchers would not have thought of themselves. However, despite its obvious potential and appeal, the need for optimizing data analysis workflows, and despite different research groups working on the topic, automated workflow composition has not yet arrived in the daily practice of life science researchers. The reasons for this are manifold. Some are more practical (for example the lack of automatic composition tools in the commonly used software frameworks), others are of more fundamental nature (such as questions on specification languages, composition algorithms, formal semantics and workflows representations). On one important aspect, namely the semantic annotation of tools on a large scale, the life science community has made significant progress in the last years: The EDAM ontology provides a controlled vocabulary of bioinformatics operations, data types and formats, and the bio.tools registry has become a large collection of bioinformatics tools that are semantically annotated with terms from the EDAM ontology. As demonstrated in a recent Bioinformatics publication (https://academic.oup.com/bioinformatics/article/35/4/656/5060940), this forms a solid basis for performing automated workflow composition in the life sciences domain. Nevertheless, it is still a long way to its use in daily scientific practice. This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners who have been working on different aspects related to automated workflow composition in the life sciences. These include life science researchers, tool providers, infrastructure developers, ontologists, algorithmics researchers and many more. They do not normally come together as a group at the regular scientific events, so a Lorentz workshop devoted to this topic provides a unique opportunity to join forces and together significantly advance the field. 2020-03-09 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-13 17:00:00 UTC Jon Ison, Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Magnus Palmblad and Veit Schwämmle Lorentz Center Oort, Leiden, Netherlands Lorentz Center Oort Leiden Netherlands 2333 Omics Workflows Leiden University reinards@lorentzcenter.nl ELIXIRLorentz CenterLUMC software developers, bioinformaticiansbiocurators 50 workshops_and_courses [] []
  • VIBes in Biosciences 2020

    11 - 13 March 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

    VIBes in Biosciences 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/vibes-in-biosciences-2020 The VIBes in Bioscience PhD conference is an initiative from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) that takes place in Belgium. The organizing committee consists of motivated VIB PhD students, who bring together young and ambitious scientists from all over the globe to enjoy a series of training workshops and a top-quality conference. Selected speakers are renowned in different Life Sciences research fields such as inflammation & immunology, plant biology, cancer biology, structural biology, neuroscience and microbiology. Workshops The Symposium is preceded by half a day of workshops to improve your personal effectiveness, communication skills and awareness on possible career opportunities. We have invited internationally renowned trainers to share their experience and knowledge with you. Note that you need to register separately for the workshops, after registering for the symposium. The number of seats for each workshop is limited, so make sure to choose your two favorite workshops in time. Take a look at the VIBES 2020 workshops program for more info. Travel Grants We offer 50 travel grants to international PhD students, which will reimburse travel costs up to 200 euros. Travel grant awardees will also receive a discount on their registration fee and accommodation will be covered for adjacent nights. Are you interested in attending VIBES2020 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 15 November. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance before 1 December 2019. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not equivalate with being registered. Join us for VIBes 2020 and enjoy this historical city with other science lovers! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and like us on Facebook for the latest developments. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation Deadlines: • Travel Grant deadline: 15 November 2019 • Early Bird: 29 January 2020 • Late Registration: 24 February 2020 • Abstract deadline: 16 January 2020 2020-03-11 08:00:00 UTC 2020-03-13 18:00:00 UTC VIB Iers college, 1, Janseniusstraat, Leuven, Belgium Iers college, 1, Janseniusstraat Leuven Belgium VIB conferences@vib.be [] PhD Students 250 meetings_and_conferencesworkshops_and_courses [] life sciencesMicrobiologyNeurosciencestructural biologyCancer BiomarkersImmunologyinflammationplantbiology
  • Basic statistics theory, Leuven

    13 March 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

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    Basic statistics theory, Leuven https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-theory-leuven After this basic statistics theory session, you should be able to: Understand basic statistical concepts and methods for statistical analysis of life sciences data Choose the correct statistical test for analyzing your data Interpret and critically assess the results of basic statistical analyses 2020-03-13 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-13 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium Campus Gasthuisberg Leuven Belgium 3000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • CABANA Workshop: Analysis of Crop Genomics Data

    16 - 20 March 2020

    Bogota, Colombia

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    CABANA Workshop: Analysis of Crop Genomics Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cabana-workshop-analysis-of-crop-genomics-data-0d1c7271-613b-4672-bac5-19f641f9be70 This course will introduce crop biologists to methods and approaches for analysing crop genomics data. 2020-03-16 08:30:00 UTC 2020-03-20 12:30:00 UTC Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes Bogota Colombia 111711 [] Marco Cristancho [] [] [] [] HDRUK
  • Basic statistics theory

    17 March 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

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    Basic statistics theory https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-theory-a6ef37b1-5393-4672-b883-a79c57061f13 After this basic statistics theory session, you should be able to: Understand basic statistical concepts and methods for statistical analysis of life sciences data Choose the correct statistical test for analyzing your data Interpret and critically assess the results of basic statistical analyses 2020-03-17 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-17 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium Campus Gasthuisberg Leuven Belgium 3000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Introduction to Regular Expressions

    18 March 2020

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Introduction to Regular Expressions https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-regular-expressions Educators: Supriya Khedkar, Toby Hodges (HD-HuB) Date: 18/03/2020 09:30 - 16:00 Location: EMBL Heidelberg; Room 202 Contents: Do you often work with lots of data files on the computer, are you often trying to spot particular files or lines of text in them that are important for you? If so, then using regular expressions could save you a lot of time and frustration! Regular expressions (regex/REs) are a language designed to describe patterns of characters that you want to match in a body of text. For example, if you want to extract every Ensembl Gene ID in a GFF file, find tandem repeats in a large set of sequences, or extract every email address in a large document, regular expressions are the perfect tool. Regular expressions are incorporated into a wide range of software and programming languages, and the workshop will include examples of their use on the UNIX command line and in R and Python. Learning goals: This workshop will provide an introduction to REs and cover some of the simple but powerful ways that these can be used to find patterns in large volumes of text data. The workshop will be interactive and driven by examples to demonstrate how you might use regular expressions in your work. Prerequisites: Participants are required to bring their own laptop to the workshop, with a text editor suitable for programming (e.g. Atom, Sublime Text, VSCode, Notepad++) installed. Keywords: UNIX command line, R, Python Tools: UNIX command line, R, Python 2020-03-18 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-18 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data Management Planning workshop for Life Science Projects

    27 March 2020

    Oslo, Norway

    Data Management Planning workshop for Life Science Projects https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-management-planning-workshop-for-life-science-projects-9baab407-a36b-49bf-aa27-76cf0046cc79 We are pleased to announce the Data Management planning workshop for Life Scientists organised in Oslo by [ELIXIR Norway](https://www.elixir-norway.org/), [Digital Life Norway](https://digitallifenorway.org/) and [UiO Research Data team](https://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/support/research/research-data-management/). The intended audience are researchers (PhD candidates, Post Doctoral Fellows, Researchers, Associate Professors and Professors) who are planning to submit a grant application for a research project. Max. number of participants is 30. In this course we will cover how to generate a data management plan for a Life Science research project, which will meet the requirements of the funding organisations. ## Course content: ##### 0900 - 0915 Introduction ##### 0915 - 0945 Requirements from institutions & funding bodies * UiO * H2020/ERC * Research Council Norway ##### 0945 - 1015 About legal requirements * Health Research Act * Personal Data Act ##### 1015 - 1030 Short break ##### 1030 - 1115 Licensing of data, biological material and software ##### 1115 - 1200 Information on national and local storage infrastructures * NeLS/StoreBioInfo * NIRD * TSD * UiO Computing & Storage resources ##### 1200 - 1230 Lunch ##### 1230 - 1315 Relevant deposition repositories/ data archives * domain specific archives (ELIXIR/EMBL-EBI, NCBI) * NIRD archive * DataverseNO * NSD * generic repositories ##### 1315 - 1330 Short break ##### 1330 - 1600 Hands on training and assistance to generate a data management plan ## Requirements: Bring your own laptop and your research project if you have one. You will get the opportunity to set up a data management plan for your project with help of the [Data Steward Wizard tool](https://elixir-no.ds-wizard.org) using a structured and detailed questionnaire with references to relevant resources. #### [Register](https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=7924299) before 20th of March 2020 2020-03-27 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-27 16:00:00 UTC ELIXIR-Norway Moltke Moes vei 39, Georg Sverdrups hus, Auditorium 2, https://www.uio.no/om/finn-fram/omrader/blindern/bl27/, Oslo, Norway Moltke Moes vei 39, Georg Sverdrups hus, Auditorium 2, https://www.uio.no/om/finn-fram/omrader/blindern/bl27/ Oslo Norway 0851 Data management University of Oslo Elin Stangeland, Ståle Nygård, Korbinian Bösl Digital Life Norway PhD Students Postdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeProfessorsResearchers 30 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served Data management plandata management
  • Gentle hands-on introduction to Python programming

    30 - 31 March 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

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    Gentle hands-on introduction to Python programming https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/gentle-hands-on-introduction-to-python-programming-95e9259f-c8da-4268-8d1a-d6453c378447 Learning the basics of Python programming: different variables, reading files, writing files, conditional statements Being able to write a basic Python script from scratch 2020-03-30 09:00:00 UTC 2020-03-31 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Park Inn by Radisson Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Leuven Belgium 3010 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Workshop Metagenomics

    1 May 2020

    Leiden, Netherlands

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    Workshop Metagenomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/workshop-metagenomics-50fa03ae-bc84-447a-92fe-b353cea33030 In deze cursus wordt een algemene achtergrond van metagenomics gegeven. Hands-on data-analyse is een belangrijk onderdeel: tijdens computer practica kan je 16S- en metagenoom datasets analyseren. De workflow van monstervoorbereiding, DNA-isolatie, selectie van platform, read mapping, annotatie en metagenoomassemblage wordt behandeld.… The post Workshop Metagenomics appeared first on Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences. 2020-05-01 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-01 00:00:00 UTC Leiden, Netherlands, Leiden, Netherlands Leiden, Netherlands Leiden Netherlands [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Ensembl Browser Workshop, DKFZ, 5 May 2020

    5 May 2020

    Heidelberg, Germany

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    Ensembl Browser Workshop, DKFZ, 5 May 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-browser-workshop-dkfz-5-may-2020 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. 2020-05-05 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-05 09:00:00 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 REST API Workshop, DKFZ, 6 May 2020

    6 May 2020

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Elixir node event
    Ensembl REST API Workshop, DKFZ, 6 May 2020 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-rest-api-workshop-dkfz-6-may-2020 Work with Ensembl to master the Ensembl REST API and flexibly access genome-wide data, such as genes, variants, regulatory features, homologues and alignments. 2020-05-06 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-06 09:00:00 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
  • Basic statistics theory, Leuven

    15 May 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Basic statistics theory, Leuven https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-theory-leuven-4d12f147-07ed-4726-a85b-b9d770db84fc After this basic statistics theory session, you should be able to: Understand basic statistical concepts and methods for statistical analysis of life sciences data Choose the correct statistical test for analyzing your data Interpret and critically assess the results of basic statistical analyses 2020-05-15 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-15 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium Campus Gasthuisberg Leuven Belgium 3000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Introduction to the analysis of NGS data

    25 May 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to the analysis of NGS data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-the-analysis-of-ngs-data-80436424-f33b-48b6-9b58-59a6044edf90 This training is an introduction to a series of trainings on the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. This training is intended for newbies to the field and will teach them all background knowledge required to successfully complete the advanced NGS analysis trainings. To this end the training will give an overview of: - The Illumina platform - NGS data formats and file handling - Quality control of NGS data - Assembly and mapping of NGS data - Supporting IT: Galaxy and GenePattern platform 2020-05-25 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-25 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Park Inn by Radisson Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Leuven Belgium 3010 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • 9th RepeatExplorer Workshop on the Application of Next Generation Sequencing to Repetitive DNA Analysis

    26 - 29 May 2020

    České Budějovice, Czechia

    9th RepeatExplorer Workshop on the Application of Next Generation Sequencing to Repetitive DNA Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/7th-repeatexplorer-workshop-on-the-application-of-next-generation-sequencing-to-repetitive-dna-analysis The workshop will focus on theoretical and practical aspects of using next generation sequencing (NGS) data for analyzing repeat composition of plant genomes. Special emphasis will be given to repeat characterization methods implemented in the RepeatExplorer pipeline, including practical training in using the pipeline. The workshop should also serve as a platform for exchange of ideas and latest results with ample time dedicated to open discussions. Participants are encouraged to make short presentations of their research related to the workshop topic and/or bring their own data for practical training. The workshop is organized by the Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics of the Biology Centre AS CR. It will take place at the Academy of Sciences / University campus in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. The meeting programme will include theoretical lectures and research reports combined with hands-on training (no programming skills required). Registration if open till 5th May. In case of any questions or comments please contact Jiri Macas. 2020-05-26 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-29 00:00:00 UTC Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, České Budějovice, Czech Republic Branišovská 1160/31, 31, Branišovská, České Budějovice, Czechia Branišovská 1160/31, 31, Branišovská České Budějovice České Budějovice Czechia [] Jiri Macas ELIXIR: The Czech Republic Node PhD StudentspostdocsResearchers workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served []
  • 9th RepeatExplorer Workshop on the Application of Next Generation Sequencing to Repetitive DNA Analysis

    26 - 29 May 2020

    České Budějovice, Czechia

    9th RepeatExplorer Workshop on the Application of Next Generation Sequencing to Repetitive DNA Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/repeatexplorer-workshop The workshop will focus on theoretical and practical aspects of using next generation sequencing (NGS) data for analyzing repeat composition of plant genomes. Special emphasis will be given to repeat characterization methods implemented in the RepeatExplorer pipeline, including practical training in using the pipeline. The workshop should also serve as a platform for exchange of ideas and latest results with ample time dedicated to open discussions. Participants are encouraged to make short presentations of their research related to the workshop topic and/or bring their own data for practical training. The workshop is organized by the Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics of the Biology Centre AS CR. It will take place at the Academy of Sciences / University campus in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. The meeting programme will include theoretical lectures and research reports combined with hands-on training (no programming skills required). In case of any questions or comments please contact Jiri Macas. 2020-05-26 09:00:00 UTC 2020-05-29 00:00:00 UTC Institute of Plant Molecular Biology building at the Academy of Sciences and University campus in České Budějovice Branišovská 1160/31, 31, Branišovská, České Budějovice, Czechia Branišovská 1160/31, 31, Branišovská České Budějovice České Budějovice Czechia [] Jiri Macas [] Life Science Researchersbioinformaticians workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served []
  • Analyse Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data

    8 June 2020

    Leiden, Netherlands

    Elixir node event
    Analyse Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/analyse-next-generation-sequencing-ngs-data Deze tweedaagse workshop geeft toepasbare up to date informatie over NGS. Verschillende platforms, de werking van sequencers en nucleïnezuur isolatie komen uitvoerig aan bod. De analyse van NGS data bij DNA en RNA sequencing wordt geïntroduceerd. Verschillende toepassingen zoals genoom… The post Analyse Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data appeared first on Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences. 2020-06-08 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-08 00:00:00 UTC Leiden, Netherlands, Leiden, Netherlands Leiden, Netherlands Leiden Netherlands [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Gentle hands-on introduction to Python programming

    22 - 26 June 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Gentle hands-on introduction to Python programming https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/gentle-hands-on-introduction-to-python-programming-b4e7bd30-610a-4157-985f-850853a2c8cf Learning the basics of Python programming: different variables, reading files, writing files, conditional statements Being able to write a basic Python script from scratch 2020-06-22 09:00:00 UTC 2020-06-26 00:00:00 UTC VIB Bioinformatics Core Park Inn by Radisson Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Leuven Belgium 3010 [] [] [] [] [] []
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