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  • Genome assembly and annotation course

    12 - 14 October 2016

    Prague, Czechia

    Elixir node event
    Genome assembly and annotation course https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/genome-assembly-and-annotation-course ELIXIR Genome assembly and annotation course, Oct 12-14 2016 at the IOCB, Prague, Czech Republic 2016-10-12 09:00:00 UTC 2016-10-14 17:00:00 UTC ELIXIR CZ, IOCB Prague Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS CR, 2, Flemingovo náměstí, Prague, Czechia Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS CR, 2, Flemingovo náměstí Prague Hlavní město Praha Czechia Genomics IOCB Prague [] life scientistsResearchersPhD students workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest genomicsassemblytrainingeLearningEeLP
  • Introduction to Galaxy and the Genomics Virtual Laboratory

    4 May 2017

    Carlton, Australia

    Introduction to Galaxy and the Genomics Virtual Laboratory https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-galaxy-and-the-genomics-virtual-laboratory Galaxy is an open source, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. It allows users without programming experience to easily specify parameters and run individual tools as well as larger workflows. It also captures run information so that any user can repeat and understand a complete computational analysis. Finally, it allows users to share and publish analyses via the web. This beginners workshop will introduce Galaxy’s interface, tool use, histories, and workflows and get new users of the Genomics Virtual Laboratory up and running. 2017-05-04 09:30:00 UTC 2017-05-04 12:30:00 UTC Melbourne Bioinformatics Melbourne Bioinformatics, Lab-14, 700 Swanston St, Carlton, Australia Melbourne Bioinformatics, Lab-14, 700 Swanston St Carlton Australia Bioinformatics University of Melbourne [] [] workshops_and_courses [] genomics
  • At The Forefront Of Plant Research

    15 - 16 June 2017

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    At The Forefront Of Plant Research https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/at-the-forefront-of-plant-research Understanding and exploiting plant life lies at the heart of human civilization. Not only do we rely on plants to feed a growing world population and to improve our standard of living, plants also play a pivotal role in providing a significant portion of our energy needs, and in fulfilling our demand for renewable industrial resources. It is expected that technological advances will further boost crop productivity and quality in a wider range of applications. In addition, new technologies will enable the development of agricultural practices that are in better harmony with the natural environment. The genomics revolution has been steering plant life sciences for more than a decade now. For that reason it is good to reflect and look ahead to which new opportunities are on the horizon. The aim of this conference is to unite leaders from a wide range of pioneering research topics, to give us a glimpse of where plant science will lead us to in the coming decade. 2017-06-15 08:00:00 UTC 2017-06-16 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences NV Zebrastraat, 32, Zebrastraat, Gent, Belgium NV Zebrastraat, 32, Zebrastraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 Plant biology VIB conferences@vib.be [] Life Science Researchers 250 meetings_and_conferences [] plantbiologygenomics
  • Genome assembly and annotation course 2

    19 - 23 June 2017

    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Elixir node event
    Genome assembly and annotation course 2 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/genome-assembly-and-annotation-course-2 ELIXIR Genome assembly and annotation course 2, June 19-23 2017 at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2017-06-19 09:00:00 UTC 2017-06-23 17:00:00 UTC ELIXIR SI, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine Ljubljana Slovenia Genomics University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine [] life scientistsResearchersPhD students workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest genomicsassemblytrainingeLearningEeLP
  • Genome Annotation with Monica Munoz-Torres

    3 July - 10 May 2017

    James Cook University, Australia

    Genome Annotation with Monica Munoz-Torres https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/genome-annotation-with-monica-munoz-torres-e0429e7a-0897-4426-bb63-1136a2131375 2017-07-03 09:00:00 UTC 2017-05-10 17:00:00 UTC James Cook University Room 034-011C, James Cook University, Townsville Campus, James Cook University, Australia Room 034-011C, James Cook University, Townsville Campus James Cook University Australia Bioinformatics James Cook University ira.cooke@jcu.edu.au [] [] workshops_and_courses [] Bioinformaticsgenomics
  • An Introduction to Genomics with R

    18 July 2017

    Adelaide, Australia

    An Introduction to Genomics with R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/an-introduction-to-genomics-with-r 2017-07-18 09:00:00 UTC 2017-07-18 17:00:00 UTC University of Adelaide Room 422, Horace Lamb Building, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia Room 422, Horace Lamb Building, The University of Adelaide Adelaide SA Australia Bioinformatics University of Adelaide [] [] workshops_and_courses [] R-programminggenomics
  • Genome assembly and annotation course 3

    23 - 27 October 2017

    Oeiras, Portugal

    Elixir node event
    Genome assembly and annotation course 3 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/genome-assembly-and-annotation-course-3 ELIXIR Genome assembly and annotation course 3, Oct 23-27 2017 at the Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Oeiras, Portugal 2017-10-23 09:00:00 UTC 2017-10-27 17:00:00 UTC ELIXIR PT, Instituto Gulbenkian Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), 6, Rua Quinta Grande, Oeiras, Portugal Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), 6, Rua Quinta Grande Oeiras Portugal Genomics Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência [] life scientistsResearchersPhD students workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest genomics AssemblyTrainingeLearningEeLP
  • Genome Annotation using Apollo

    21 November 2017

    Carlton, Australia

    Genome Annotation using Apollo https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/genome-annotation-using-apollo This workshop will include a short background lecture on the fundamentals of gene prediction and genome annotation followed by a hands-on component where we will conduct manual curation exercises using Apollo. The workshop has been organised by EMBL-ABR and will be led by Dr Monica Munoz-Torres from Phoenix Bioinformatics who is an expert in genome annotation, current chair of the International Society for Biocuration Executive Committee, and former Project Manager of the Apollo Project. Monica will be joining us direct from the San Francisco Bay Area, and we will have locally trained trainers on hand at various EMBL-ABR Nodes around Australia to help and facilitate the workshop locally. 2017-11-21 11:00:00 UTC 2017-11-21 14:00:00 UTC Melbourne Bioinformatics 187 Grattan St, 187, Grattan Street, Carlton, Australia 187 Grattan St, 187, Grattan Street Carlton Melbourne Australia Genomics Bioinformatics University of MelbourneUniversity of New South WalesUniversity of AdelaideJames Cook UniversityUniversity of QueenslandMonash University [] [] workshops_and_courses [] Annotationgenomicsbioinformatics
  • Population Genomics: background and tools

    21 - 27 April 2018

    Napoli, Italy

    Population Genomics: background and tools https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/population-genomics-background-and-tools Study methods in population genomics have been profoundly reshaped in the last few years thanks to the growing availability of complete genomic sequences at population level. The rapid and recent growth of data and methods calls for new approaches to become routine in evolutionary genomics laboratories. The objective of this Practical Course is to give an overview of state of the art methods in population genomics combining lecturing from outstanding experienced population geneticists and software developers. All conceptual innovation will be presented in lectures and applied in practice both individually and in group work. 2018-04-21 09:00:00 UTC 2018-04-27 16:30:00 UTC Chiara Batini (University of Leicester, UK), Vincenza Colonna (CNR, Napoli, IT) and Allegra Via (CNR-IBPM, IT) Via Pietro Castellino, 111, Napoli, Italy Via Pietro Castellino, 111 Napoli Città Metropolitana di Napoli Italy 80131 Genomics Bioinformatics Population genetics Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istituto di Genetica e Biofisica “Adriano Buzzati-Traverso” elixir.popgen.2018@gmail.com Elixir Italy evolutionary biologists who already have bioinformatics skills. PhD students and Post-Doc researchers will benefit the most out of this course, but applications from all candidates will be evaluated in their context 28 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_servedregistration_of_interest genomicsPopulation genetics
  • Beacon - 2018 AHM Workshop

    7 June 2018

    Berlin, Germany

    Elixir node event
    Beacon - 2018 AHM Workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/beacon-2018-ahm-workshop ELIXIR workshop "Beacon", Jun 7 2018 at the ELIXIR AHM 2018, Berlin, Germany 2018-06-07 09:00:00 UTC 2018-06-07 13:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Germany and Beacon community Hotel Berlin Berlin, 17, Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany Hotel Berlin Berlin, 17, Lützowplatz Berlin Berlin Germany Genomics Hotel Berlin Berlin [] life scientistsResearchers 30 workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest genomicsdata managementeLearningEeLP
  • ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train the Trainer

    27 - 28 September 2018

    Roma, Italy

    ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train the Trainer https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-excelerate-train-the-trainer-3543b257-3127-4858-9659-ab34e27ababf ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, in collaboration with ELIXIR-IIB, is pleased to announce a Train the Trainer (TtT) event. This course is meant to offer guidance, ideas and tips for training/teaching design, development and delivery based on research-driven educational principles. Examples and discussions will also focus on the challenges presented by academic teaching. 2018-09-27 09:00:00 UTC 2018-09-28 18:00:00 UTC Allegra Via, Patricia Palagi, Loredana Le Pera p.le Aldo Moro 7, Roma, Italy p.le Aldo Moro 7 Roma Città Metropolitana di Roma Italy 00185 Italian National Research Council elixir.ita.training@gmail.com [] teachersTrainersAnyone who wants to become a teacher / trainer or a better one 20 workshops_and_courses registration_of_interestfirst_come_first_served Educational psychologyteaching practicesTrain the trainerTtT
  • Genome sequencing technologies, assembly, variant calling and statistical genomics

    22 October - 2 November 2018

    Oslo, Norway

    Elixir node event
    Genome sequencing technologies, assembly, variant calling and statistical genomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/genome-sequencing-technologies-assembly-variant-calling-and-statistical-genomics-3d1544a3-a560-4b49-9e8c-af9167caea91 2018-10-22 09:00:00 UTC 2018-11-02 17:00:00 UTC NORBIS, the Norwegian national research school in bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology Gaustadalléen 23, 23, Gaustadalléen, Oslo, Norway Gaustadalléen 23, 23, Gaustadalléen Oslo Oslo kommune Norway Sequencing Statistics and probability Bioinformatics Genomics university of Oslo contact-norbis@uib.no NORBIS PhD studentsPost DocsResearchers [] registration_of_interest genomicsbioinformaticsGenome sequence analysis
  • OpenRiskNet/NanoCommons ontology meeting

    13 - 14 December 2018

    Brussels, Belgium

    OpenRiskNet/NanoCommons ontology meeting https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/openrisknet-nanocommons-ontology-meeting The goal of this meeting is to get a picture of the ongoing ontology activities in the toxicology area, harmonize these efforts and the developed ontologies therein, and extend the existing toxicology ontology to support OpenRiskNet and NanoCommons tasks. Part of this will be the ontological annotation of OpenRiskNet Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) as used on their cloud. Other goals include extension of the ontology with missing terms (if any), potentially write up guidance documents, and annotation of data sets (possible via OpenRiskNet data APIs). 2018-12-13 13:00:00 UTC 2018-12-14 14:00:00 UTC University of Birmingham office in Brussels, Brussels, Belgium University of Birmingham office in Brussels Brussels Belgium Ontology and terminology Toxicology [] NanoCommonsOpenRiskNetH2020 [] workshops_and_courses [] risk assessmentnanosafetydata annotationservice descriptions
  • ELIXIR TtR course: Basic genomics using advanced analysis tools

    20 - 21 December 2018

    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Elixir node event
    ELIXIR TtR course: Basic genomics using advanced analysis tools https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-ttr-course-basic-genomics-using-advanced-analysis-tools **NEW DATE FOR THE COURSE HAS BEEN SET: Dec. 20-21** **ELIXIR TtR course: Basic genomics using advanced analysis tools Genomic Data Science with Galaxy** **December 20-21, 2018**, Faculty of Medicine, Vrazov trg 2, Ljubljana (Slovenia) Galaxy is an open source, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research. The Galaxy Platform provides user friendly software for producing reproducible genomic pipelines for data analysis. This workshop will provide a 2 day introductory session to Galaxy software system. The course will be in English. The course will take place in the computer classroom at the Institute of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (IBMI), Faculty of Medicine, Vrazov trg 2, Ljubljana. **The limit of participants is 20**. This course will focus on introducing the Galaxy user interface and how it can be used for basic genomic analyses. Sessions will be intensive and hands-on, and taught by experienced instructors from the Galaxy Community. We will cover the basic features of Galaxy, including where to find tools, how to import and use your data, and an introduction to workflows. This session is recommended for anyone who has not used, or only rarely uses Galaxy. **Program topics:** Quick introduction to Galaxy UI (20.12. morning) From peaks to genes (20.12. morning) Reference-based RNA-seq - Quality control (20.12. afternoon) Reference-based RNA-seq - Sequencing (21.12. morning) Lecturers will be **Christophe Antoniewski** and **Olivier Inizan** from ELIXIR France. Course is organised by **ELIXIR Slovenia** in collaboration with **ELIXIR France**. ELIXIR is an European ESFRI priority research infrastructure for bioinformatics that provides databases, (software) tools, services and training (including training materials) for information, cloud storage and supercomputers in the area of life sciences. It coordinates, develops, integrates and sustains life science (bioinformatics) resources across Europe. **Prerequisites:** Wi-Fi enabled laptop with a modern web browser. Latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera will work best. **Location: Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana** If you have any questions about this course, please contact ELIXIR-SI 2018-12-20 09:00:00 UTC 2018-12-21 12:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Slovenia and Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine Ljubljana Central Slovenia Slovenia SI-1000 Genomics University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine elixir@mf.uni-lj.si [] life scientistsPostgraduate studentsbeginner bioinformaticians 20 workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest galaxygenomicstrainingeLearningEeLP
  • ELIXIR Data Carpentry - Ljubljana

    29 - 30 January 2019

    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Elixir node event
    ELIXIR Data Carpentry - Ljubljana https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-data-carpentry-ljubljana **ELIXIR Data Carpentry for Genomics - Ljubljana** **29-30 Jan 2019, Faculty of Medicine, Vrazov trg 2, Ljubljana (Slovenia)** **ELIXIR Data Carpentry for Genomics** is a course intended for all those who would like to learn more about the basics of data processing and data management in the field of genomics. The course will be in English. **The limit of participants is 20.** If there are more applicants than available places, the participants will be selected based on their institutional and geographic background, while also taking into account the time of their registration. The course is free of charge. You can find more info about the course on the [**ELIXIR-SI eLearning Platform (EeLP)**](https://elixir.mf.uni-lj.si/course/view.php?id=44). The course will take place in the computer classroom at the **Institute of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (IBMI)**, Faculty of Medicine, Vrazov trg 2, Ljubljana. Sessions will be intensive and hands-on, and taught by experienced data carpentry instructors. Instructors will be **Vasilis Lenis (University of Plymouth, UK)** and **Živa Ramšak (ELIXIR Slovenia; National Institute of Biology Ljubljana)**. The course is recommended for anyone who would like to learn more about how to process and manage big scale genomic data. **Program topics:** * Introduction - Presentation of ELIXIR Slovenia and ELIXIR-SI eLearning Platform * Project management in genomics and introduction to cloud computing * Introduction to Linux/Unix command line * Data wrangling and processing for genomics The course is organised by **ELIXIR Slovenia** in collaboration with **ELIXIR Hub** and **Data & Software Carpentry**. 2019-01-29 08:15:00 UTC 2019-01-30 12:30:00 UTC ELIXIR Slovenia, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Vrazov Trg 2, SI-1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Vrazov Trg 2, SI-1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia Ljubljana Slovenia SI-1000 Genomics Data management Computer science University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine ELIXIR EXCELERATE Life Science ResearchersPhD studentsMaster students 20 workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest EeLPeLearninggenomicsData carpentry
  • Type 2 Immunity in Homeostasis and Disease

    21 - 22 February 2019

    Brugge, Belgium

    Type 2 Immunity in Homeostasis and Disease https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/type-2-immunity-in-homeostasis-and-disease Type 2 inflammation rich in eosinophils, basophils and mast cells and orchestrated by Th2 lymphocytes has been mainly studied in the context of allergies and immune responses to helminths. Since the discovery of type 2 innate lymphoid cells there has been a strong interest in understanding how type 2 immunity is induced and regulated, for example by barrier epithelial cells. Given the recent introduction of new biologics that target type 2 cytokines to treat severe allergic disease, we are accumulating a lot of new insights on type 2 immune responses in humans as well. This meeting will not only focus on new effector and regulatory mechanisms of the type 2 immune response. It will also offer a number of talks taking a broader look on type 2 immunity, dealing with such topics as type 2 immunity in homeostasis, growth and repair, metabolism, neuro-immune interactions and cancer. Understanding these alternative roles for type 2 immunity will be important to address the benefits and potential pitfalls of long-term inhibition of type 2 immunity by biologicals and could elucidate new therapeutic pathways for very common diseases like asthma, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Abstracts can be submitted for the following topics: Tissue homeostasis and repair Type 2 Neuro-immune axis Type 2 in allergy, asthma & helminth infection Type 2 Immunity & Cancer Deadlines: • Early Bird: 10 January 2019 • Late Registration: 7 February 2019 • Abstract deadline: 19 December 2018 2019-02-21 08:00:00 UTC 2019-02-22 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences OLD ST. JOHN SITE, Zonnekemeers, Brugge, Belgium OLD ST. JOHN SITE, Zonnekemeers Brugge West-Vlaanderen Belgium 8000 VIBGhent UniversityCell Press confferences@vib.be Vector Builder [] meetings_and_conferences [] ImmunityCancer, Cancer Biomarkers, Cancer Biomarkers in Clinical Use, Types of Biomarker and Biomarkers, Surgical oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Haematologist-oncology, Gynecologist oncology, Orthopaedic Oncology, Breast Cancer, Neuro-oncology, Pathophysiology of Cancer, Cancer Pharmacology, Cancer Therapeutics, Homeopathy Cancer Treatment Cancer Epigenetics, Cancer: Lifestyle and Nutrition, Cancer Prognosis and Predictive Factor, Cancer Proteomics, Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer, Cancer Nursing and Care, Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Biopsy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Factors Associated with Cancer Prevalence, Cancer Pharma Industry, Economic Impact on CancerAllergyAsthmaType 2 immunity
  • Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT)

    27 May - 28 July 2019

    Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-comparative-genomics-using-artemis-comparison-tool-act # Overview * **Duration**: 3 weeks, 5 hours per week * Free * Certificate of achievement available on satisfactory completion * **Start Date**: The course is run ‘live’ for 3 weeks from the start date above. Once this period is over there will be no live monitoring of the forums, but you can still join and complete the course during the remaining period. ### Why join the course? Disease outbreaks are still a big problem in our modern world. Comparison between two or more bacterial genomes can help improve understanding of the causes of pathogenicity and outbreaks of disease caused by bacteria. On this course you will learn how to use the free Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT). Developed at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, ACT will help you to visualise the comparison of genomes and analyse the results. ### Who is the course for? This course would benefit those interested in learning how to use tools to investigate and research bacterial genomes, and acquire bioinformatics skills to evaluate the role of microbial genes in disease. Learners will gain experience in comparative genomics, using the Artemis Comparison Tool to probe, visualise and compare genomes, and analyse the results. This course will be of interest to anyone interested in microbiology, including undergraduates, post-graduates, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, bioinformaticians, teachers, and healthcare professionals. The opportunity to gain experience in using the Artemis Comparison Tool, a computational tool designed for comparative genomics, will also be of interest to all those who have studied our pre-requisite courses: those with an interest in genomics and disease outbreaks, teachers and their 16-18-year-old science and computing students. Ideally, you will have completed [Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics][1] and [Bacterial Genomes: Accessing and Analysing Microbial Genome Data][2] before joining this course. [1]: /our-events/bacterial-genomes-dna-protein-function-bioinformatics-online-sep19/ [2]: /our-events/bacterial-genomes-accessing-analysing-microbial-genome-data-feb19/ # Programme ### What topics will you cover? Week 1 * Introduction to comparative genomics * Introduction to ACT Week 2 * Analyse available data * Generate your own comparison files * Make your own comparisons in ACT Week 3 * Identify pseudogenes in Mycobacterium leprae using ACT * Peer review project: Comparative genomics on two clinically relevant plasmids from Shigella ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Explain the advantages of comparative genomics * Explore basic tools of ACT * Interpret results from already generated comparison files * Produce new comparisons and analyse results * Develop hypothesis based on results observation ### What software or tools do you need? This course will give you an opportunity to learn about and use Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT), a free tool used to display pairwise comparisons between two DNA sequences. To run this software effectively, you will require a computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with 2GB RAM. The current version of ACT requires version 11 of Java to run successfully. Java 11 can be downloaded from [this link][1]. Older versions of ACT require Java 8 to run successfully. Java 8 can be downloaded from [this link][2]. [1]: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk11-downloads-5066655.html [2]: https://www.java.com/en/download/ # Educators ## Lead Educators ### Dr Anna Protasio I am a researcher in parasitology and life sciences. I am passionate about bioinformatics and how we can use these tools to answer questions in biology. ### Dr Christine Boinett I am a researcher in bacterial genetics and my interest is in understanding the development of resistance in bacterial pathogens using next generation sequencing techniques. ### Dr. Ulrike Böhme I am a researcher in parasitology at the Wellcome Sanger Institute where I work as biocurator for Plasmodium genomes. ### Dr. Pablo Tsukayama I am a professor of microbiology at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and a visiting research scholar at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I study how pathogen populations evolve and spread in Peru. ### Martin Aslett I am the IT Manager for the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences team. My interests lie in bioinformatics and its application to microbial genomics. ### Matthew Dorman I am a graduate student at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, where I research the virulence and the molecular genetics of bacterial pathogens as part of the Infection Genomics programme. ## Programme Lead Educator ### Professor Nicholas Thomson I am a Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I provide scientific oversight for this course. I am interested in bacterial evolution and the spread of infectious disease. # What's Included Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get: * Unlimited access to this course * Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes * Tests to validate your learning * A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible 2019-05-27 09:00:00 UTC 2019-07-28 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] comparativegenomicsHDRUK
  • ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train the Trainer

    30 - 31 May 2019

    Padova, Italy

    ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train the Trainer https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-excelerate-train-the-trainer-471e12ca-cd2b-4a70-851f-9f0cd1c25148 ELIXIR-IIB, in cooperation with the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train-The-Trainer programme, will hold a Train the Trainer (TtT) event. The course is made up of four sessions, covering: - Learning principles and how they apply to training and teaching - Teaching techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation - Lesson, course, and materials design - Assessment and feedback in training and teaching 2019-05-30 09:00:00 UTC 2019-05-31 18:00:00 UTC Ivan Mičetić, Silvio Tosatto, Allegra Via, Loredana Le Pera Università degli Studi di Padova - Campus di Biologia e Biomedicina "Fiore di Botta", 8, Via del Pescarotto, Padova, Italy Università degli Studi di Padova - Campus di Biologia e Biomedicina "Fiore di Botta", 8, Via del Pescarotto Padova Provincia di Padova Italy 35131 Univeristy of Padua elixir.ita.training@gmail.com [] teachers / trainersAnyone who wants to become a teacher / trainer or a better one 20 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_servedregistration_of_interest Educational psychologyteaching practicesTrain the trainerTtT
  • Nextflow 2019

    17 - 20 September 2019

    Barcelona, Spain

    Elixir node event
    Nextflow 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/nextflow-2019 **Create. Deploy. Share.** Nextflow is a popular workflow management solution that allows scientists and engineers to create data-driven applications which can be effortlessly scaled across clusters and clouds. It simplifies the writing of complex distributed computational workflows in a portable and replicable manner. Nextflow allows the seamless parallelization and deployment of any existing application with minimal development and maintenance overhead, irrespective of the original programming language. Containerisation technologies and inbuilt executors for the most popular cluster systems (SLURM, PBS, UGE, LSF, etc) and cloud infrastructure (AWS Batch & Google Cloud Platform) ensures unrivalled deployment. The built-in support for code repositories provides code sharing for the collaborations that matter most and enable your applications to touch the world. But most of all, the active community of that has formed around Nextflow provides inspirational, best-in-class technical examples from global leaders in workflow deployment as well as lasting relationships in a growing community. __Nextflow Training - 17th and 18th September 2019__ The week kicks off with a two-day intensive workshop intended for Nextflow beginners and intermediate users. In these practical sessions, participants learn about Nextflow technology starting from basic through to advanced concepts, with the expectation they will acquire the proficiency to develop and deploy their own workflows. The workshop will be provided across 14 topics including processes, operators, executors, containers and best practices. A GitHub repository will be provided with all the necessary material and software as well as AWS cloud instances for running the deployments in the relevant practical sessions. The audience is expected to have at least some prior basic command line experience. __Nextflow Camp - 19th and 20th September 2019__ Nextflow Camp brings together the Nextflow community of developers and users to discuss the state of Nextflow technology, the latest developments and tackle the open questions in a collaborative manner. Each day is split between talks from Nextflow experts and tutorial breakout sessions where participants get a flavour for the possibilities for their own applications. We hope to see you in Barcelona in September! 2019-09-17 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-20 18:00:00 UTC Paolo Di Tommaso PRBB Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, 88, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, Barcelona, Spain PRBB Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, 88, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader Barcelona Barcelona Spain 08003 Centre for Genomic Regulation training@crg.eu AWS Bioinformaticians 50 meetings_and_conferencesworkshops_and_courses first_come_first_served NextflowWorkflowsContainersCloud ComputingHPC
  • The Brain Mosaic: Cellular heterogeneity in the CNS (2nd edition)

    10 - 11 October 2019

    Leuven, Belgium

    The Brain Mosaic: Cellular heterogeneity in the CNS (2nd edition) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-brain-mosaic-cellular-heterogeneity-in-the-cns-2nd-edition Recent advances in technology now allow us to explore multiple aspects of heterogeneity at the single cell level. Nowhere is this more important than in the Central Nervous System (CNS), where cellular heterogeneity has profound effects on all aspects of normal brain function and behavior and explains important aspects of disease pathology. With the second edition of the Brain Mosaic conference we aim to bring together leaders in this emerging discipline to discuss how it is advancing our knowledge of CNS function and disease. Speakers at this neuroscience meeting on ‘single cell’ will emphasize the multi-disciplinary nature of the field in several sessions: • Single cell sequencing and cell diversity • Spatial transcriptomics • New developments in technology and bioinformatics • CNS sequencing and relevance to disease research • Connections an activity Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation Deadlines: • Early Bird: 8 September 2019 • Late Registration: 26 September 2019 • Abstract deadline: 29 August 2019 2019-10-10 08:00:00 UTC 2019-10-11 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences KU Leuven - Promotion & Jubileumzaal, Naamsestraat 22, 22, Naamsestraat, Leuven, Belgium KU Leuven - Promotion & Jubileumzaal, Naamsestraat 22, 22, Naamsestraat Leuven Vlaams-Brabant Belgium 3000 Bioinformatics Transcriptomics Sequencing [] Evy Vierstraete +32 9 244 66 11 conferences@vib.be [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] Single cell sequencing Sequencingcell diversitySpatial transcriptomicsTranscriptomicstranscriptomicsAlzheimers Clinical Trials And StudiesAlzheimers DiseaseAmnesiaAnimal Models In DementiaAnxiety Autoimmune Disorders & Multiple SclerosisBehavioral IssuesBiopsychiatry Blood-Brain BarrierBrain DiagnosisBrain Disease & FailureBrain InjuryBrain TumourCentral Nervous SystemCerebrovascular DiseaseChild NeurologyClinical NeurophysiologyCNS TumorsCognitive DisordersDementiaDementia CareDemyelinationDiagnosis And TherapyEpilepsyGenetics Genetics And Epigenetics Geriatric NeurologyGut- Brain AxisHeadacheIntervention NeuroradiologyMeningitisMental HealthMental Health NursingMetastatisMovement DisordersMultiple SclerosisMultiple Sclerosis DiagnosisNervous SystemNeural EngineeringNeural EnhancementNeuro-Oncology NeuroanaatomyNeuroanatomyNeurocritical CareNeurodegenerationNeurodegenerative DisorderNeurodegenerative DisordersNeurogeneticsNeuroimagingNeuroimmunologyNeurological DisordersNeurological Disorders And StrokeNeurological InfectionsNeurological SurgeryNeurologistNeurologyNeuromedicinesNeuromuscular MedicineNeuronal AutoantibodiesNeuropathyNeuropeptidesNeuropharmacologyNeuroscienceNeurosurgeryNeurotoxicologyNeurotoxinsNeurotransmissionNeurotransmittersParkinsonParkinsons DiseasePediatric NeurologyPharmacology Psychiatry Psychology PsychoneuroimmunologyRecent Research And Case StudiesRehabilitation TherapyStem Cell Treatment For Neurological DisordersStrokesTraumatic Brain InjuryCNS sequencing disease researchbioinformatics• New developments in technology
  • From reads to disease variants

    21 - 25 October 2019

    Granada, Spain

    Elixir node event
    From reads to disease variants https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/from-reads-to-disease-variants Massive sequencing is becoming mainstream in many fields of biomedicine, including the clinical practice. However, the management of sequencing raw data to transform them into valuable biological information on variants and its further interpretation is still a complex task that requires of intensive computing and trained personnel. This course covers all the steps from the raw sequencing data, produced by the sequencers, to the obtention of lists of variants using the popular GATK software. The course is followed by a tutorial on the IVA, a powerful and intuitive web interface for the interactive prioritization and detection of disease variants. GATK workshops are designed to provide a comprehensive onboarding experience to new users, as well as access to more advanced understanding for users who are already familiar with the toolkit. 2019-10-21 09:15:00 UTC 2019-10-25 13:30:00 UTC Fundación Progreso y Salud (FPS), Broad Institute and the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES) Granada, Spain Granada Spain Fundación Progreso y Salud (FPS) [] mixed audienceGATK newbiesvariant discovery newbiesGATK expertsGATK users workshops_and_courses [] Variant callingVariant discoveryGATKdisease variantpriorizationgenomics
  • Final OpenRiskNet Workshop

    23 - 24 October 2019

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Final OpenRiskNet Workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/final-openrisknet-workshop The workshop is addressing all OpenRiskNet stakeholders (scientific, industrial and regulatory communities) that are invited to participate in this interactive event. This will ensure that all relevant and target groups that need to be aware of the project achievements have access to this information and are enabled to give feedback, and also be trained on the provided solutions. 2019-10-23 09:00:00 UTC 2019-10-24 17:00:00 UTC OpenRiskNet O|2 Human Life Sciences building, De Boelelaan 1108, 1081 HZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands O|2 Human Life Sciences building, De Boelelaan 1108, 1081 HZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands Amsterdam Netherlands 1081 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam [] [] workshops_and_courses [] e-infrastructuresrisk assessment
  • Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT)

    11 November 2019 - 12 January 2020

    Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-comparative-genomics-using-artemis-comparison-tool-act-00789726-ee38-4b10-8de6-243c3b860dc9 # Overview * **Duration**: 3 weeks, 5 hours per week * Free * Certificate of achievement available on satisfactory completion * **Start Date**: The course is run ‘live’ for 3 weeks from the start date above. Once this period is over there will be no live monitoring of the forums, but you can still join and complete the course during the remaining period. ### Why join the course? Disease outbreaks are still a big problem in our modern world. Comparison between two or more bacterial genomes can help improve understanding of the causes of pathogenicity and outbreaks of disease caused by bacteria. On this course you will learn how to use the free Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT). Developed at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, ACT will help you to visualise the comparison of genomes and analyse the results. ### Who is the course for? This course would benefit those interested in learning how to use tools to investigate and research bacterial genomes, and acquire bioinformatics skills to evaluate the role of microbial genes in disease. Learners will gain experience in comparative genomics, using the Artemis Comparison Tool to probe, visualise and compare genomes, and analyse the results. This course will be of interest to anyone interested in microbiology, including undergraduates, post-graduates, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, bioinformaticians, teachers, and healthcare professionals. The opportunity to gain experience in using the Artemis Comparison Tool, a computational tool designed for comparative genomics, will also be of interest to all those who have studied our pre-requisite courses: those with an interest in genomics and disease outbreaks, teachers and their 16-18-year-old science and computing students. Ideally, you will have completed [Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics][1] and [Bacterial Genomes: Accessing and Analysing Microbial Genome Data][2] before joining this course. [1]: /our-events/bacterial-genomes-dna-protein-function-bioinformatics-online-sep19/ [2]: /our-events/bacterial-genomes-accessing-analysing-microbial-genome-data-feb19/ # Programme ### What topics will you cover? Week 1 * Introduction to comparative genomics * Introduction to ACT Week 2 * Analyse available data * Generate your own comparison files * Make your own comparisons in ACT Week 3 * Identify pseudogenes in Mycobacterium leprae using ACT * Peer review project: Comparative genomics on two clinically relevant plasmids from Shigella ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Explain the advantages of comparative genomics * Explore basic tools of ACT * Interpret results from already generated comparison files * Produce new comparisons and analyse results * Develop hypothesis based on results observation ### What software or tools do you need? This course will give you an opportunity to learn about and use Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT), a free tool used to display pairwise comparisons between two DNA sequences. To run this software effectively, you will require a computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with 2GB RAM. The current version of ACT requires version 11 of Java to run successfully. Java 11 can be downloaded from [this link][1]. Older versions of ACT require Java 8 to run successfully. Java 8 can be downloaded from [this link][2]. [1]: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk11-downloads-5066655.html [2]: https://www.java.com/en/download/ # Educators ## Lead Educators ### Dr Anna Protasio I am a researcher in parasitology and life sciences. I am passionate about bioinformatics and how we can use these tools to answer questions in biology. ### Dr Christine Boinett I am a researcher in bacterial genetics and my interest is in understanding the development of resistance in bacterial pathogens using next generation sequencing techniques. ### Dr. Ulrike Böhme I am a researcher in parasitology at the Wellcome Sanger Institute where I work as biocurator for Plasmodium genomes. ### Dr. Pablo Tsukayama I am a professor of microbiology at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and a visiting research scholar at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I study how pathogen populations evolve and spread in Peru. ### Martin Aslett I am the IT Manager for the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences team. My interests lie in bioinformatics and its application to microbial genomics. ### Matthew Dorman I am a graduate student at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, where I research the virulence and the molecular genetics of bacterial pathogens as part of the Infection Genomics programme. ## Programme Lead Educator ### Professor Nicholas Thomson I am a Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I provide scientific oversight for this course. I am interested in bacterial evolution and the spread of infectious disease. # What's Included Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get: * Unlimited access to this course * Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes * Tests to validate your learning * A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible 2019-11-11 09:00:00 UTC 2020-01-12 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] comparativegenomicsHDRUK
  • Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition)

    13 - 14 February 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/applied-bioinformatics-in-life-sciences-3rd-edition Bioinformatics has quickly become an integral part of life sciences research by enabling innovative computational approaches in an increasingly data-dense environment. Inspired by the sold-out editions in 2016 and 2018, VIB (a non-profit life sciences research institute) is organizing this third edition to highlight recent developments in bioinformatics research, and to showcase its impact in medical, agricultural, and biotechnological research. Nationally and internationally renowned speakers will present recent scientific findings in applied bioinformatics. They will shed light on the future perspectives of their research in the following plenary sessions: - Microbial & plant genomics: from simple to complex - Structural bioinformatics and proteomics - Data integration, machine learning and networks - Single cell bioinformatics Besides an inspiring scientific program, conference participants will have ample networking opportunities during poster sessions and the conference dinner. ### Speaker line-up: - Roser Vento, Sanger Institute, UK - Klaus Mayer, Helmholtz Zentrum München, DE - Thijs Ettema, Wageningen University, NL - Rohit Pappu, Washington University, US - Patrick Aloy, Structural Bioinformatics Lab, IRB Barcelona, ES - Helen Parkinson, EMBL-EBI, UK - Nick Loman, University of Birmingham, UK - Daifeng Wang, Stony Brook University, US - Aedin Culhane, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, US - Sushmita Roy, Dept. of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin, US - Olga Vitek, Northeastern University, US - Nikolai Slavov, Northeastern University, US - Evangelia Petsalaki, EMBL-EBI, UK - Ashley Lu, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE - Sofia Forslund, Experimental and Clinical Research Centre (ECRC, a joint venture of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and the Charité University Hospital), DE - Laurent Gatto, De Duve Institute – UC Louvain, BE - Erik Garrison, UC Santa Cruz, US ### Travel Grants We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending ABLS20 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 on 22 November 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 mean being registered for the conference. Scroll down to apply for your grant. 2020-02-13 08:00:00 UTC 2020-02-14 18:00:00 UTC VIB Provinciehuis Provincie Vlaams-Brabant Provincieplein 1 3010 Leuven Belgium, Leuven, Belgium Provinciehuis Provincie Vlaams-Brabant Provincieplein 1 3010 Leuven Belgium Leuven Belgium 3010 Genomics Bioinformatics Data integration and warehousing Machine learning VIBKU Leuven conferences@vib.be [] [] 250 meetings_and_conferences [] bioinformaticsgenomicsProteomicsData Integrationmachine learning
  • Bioinformatics for Precision Medicine: From Reads to Disease Variants. A GATK Workshop

    20 - 24 April 2020

    L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

    Elixir node event
    Bioinformatics for Precision Medicine: From Reads to Disease Variants. A GATK Workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bioinformatics-for-precision-medicine-from-reads-to-disease-variants-a-gatk-workshop This 5-day course, with instructors from the Broad Institute (Boston, USA), covers all the steps from raw sequencing data to the obtention of lists of variants using the popular GATK4 software. The 4-day GATK workshop is followed by a last day covering topics on germline and somatic disease variant prioritization instructed by experts from the Unit of Bioinformatics for Precision Oncology (Catalan Institute of Oncology) and the Clinical Bioinformatics Area (Fundación Progreso y Salud). GATK workshops are designed to provide a comprehensive onboarding experience to new users, as well as access to more advanced understanding for users who are already familiar with the toolkit. 2020-04-20 09:30:00 UTC 2020-04-24 16:30:00 UTC Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Broad Institute, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Fundación Progreso y Salud (FPS) and Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES) Institut Català d'Oncologia - L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 203, Avinguda de la Granvia de l’Hospitalet, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain Institut Català d'Oncologia - L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 203, Avinguda de la Granvia de l’Hospitalet L'Hospitalet de Llobregat Barcelona Spain Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) [] mixed audienceGATK newbiesGATK expertsGATK usersvariant discovery newbies 40 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served GATKVariant detectionVariant callingVariant discoverydisease variantpriorizationgenomicsoncology
  • Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT)

    8 June - 9 August 2020

    Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-comparative-genomics-using-artemis-comparison-tool-act-34117159-0fd6-4263-8a2c-9882b99f2572 # Overview * **Duration**: 3 weeks, 5 hours per week * Free * Certificate of achievement available on satisfactory completion * **Start Date**: The course is run ‘live’ for 3 weeks from the start date above. Once this period is over there will be no live monitoring of the forums, but you can still join and complete the course during the remaining period. ### Why join the course? Disease outbreaks are still a big problem in our modern world. Comparison between two or more bacterial genomes can help improve understanding of the causes of pathogenicity and outbreaks of disease caused by bacteria. On this course you will learn how to use the free Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT). Developed at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, ACT will help you to visualise the comparison of genomes and analyse the results. ### Who is the course for? This course would benefit those interested in learning how to use tools to investigate and research bacterial genomes, and acquire bioinformatics skills to evaluate the role of microbial genes in disease. Learners will gain experience in comparative genomics, using the Artemis Comparison Tool to probe, visualise and compare genomes, and analyse the results. This course will be of interest to anyone interested in microbiology, including undergraduates, post-graduates, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, bioinformaticians, teachers, and healthcare professionals. The opportunity to gain experience in using the Artemis Comparison Tool, a computational tool designed for comparative genomics, will also be of interest to all those who have studied our pre-requisite courses: those with an interest in genomics and disease outbreaks, teachers and their 16-18-year-old science and computing students. Ideally, you will have completed [Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics][1] and [Bacterial Genomes: Accessing and Analysing Microbial Genome Data][2] before joining this course. [1]: /our-events/bacterial-genomes-dna-protein-function-bioinformatics-online-sep19/ [2]: /our-events/bacterial-genomes-accessing-analysing-microbial-genome-data-feb19/ # Programme ### What topics will you cover? Week 1 * Introduction to comparative genomics * Introduction to ACT Week 2 * Analyse available data * Generate your own comparison files * Make your own comparisons in ACT Week 3 * Identify pseudogenes in Mycobacterium leprae using ACT * Peer review project: Comparative genomics on two clinically relevant plasmids from Shigella ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Explain the advantages of comparative genomics * Explore basic tools of ACT * Interpret results from already generated comparison files * Produce new comparisons and analyse results * Develop hypothesis based on results observation ### What software or tools do you need? This course will give you an opportunity to learn about and use Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT), a free tool used to display pairwise comparisons between two DNA sequences. To run this software effectively, you will require a computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with 2GB RAM. The current version of ACT requires version 11 of Java to run successfully. Java 11 can be downloaded from [this link][1]. Older versions of ACT require Java 8 to run successfully. Java 8 can be downloaded from [this link][2]. [1]: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk11-downloads-5066655.html [2]: https://www.java.com/en/download/ # Educators ## Lead Educators ### Dr Anna Protasio I am a researcher in parasitology and life sciences. I am passionate about bioinformatics and how we can use these tools to answer questions in biology. ### Dr Christine Boinett I am a researcher in bacterial genetics and my interest is in understanding the development of resistance in bacterial pathogens using next generation sequencing techniques. ### Dr. Ulrike Böhme I am a researcher in parasitology at the Wellcome Sanger Institute where I work as biocurator for Plasmodium genomes. ### Dr. Pablo Tsukayama I am a professor of microbiology at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and a visiting research scholar at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I study how pathogen populations evolve and spread in Peru. ### Martin Aslett I am the IT Manager for the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences team. My interests lie in bioinformatics and its application to microbial genomics. ### Matthew Dorman I am a graduate student at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, where I research the virulence and the molecular genetics of bacterial pathogens as part of the Infection Genomics programme. ## Programme Lead Educator ### Professor Nicholas Thomson I am a Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I provide scientific oversight for this course. I am interested in bacterial evolution and the spread of infectious disease. # What's Included Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get: * Unlimited access to this course * Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes * Tests to validate your learning * A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible 2020-06-08 09:00:00 UTC 2020-08-09 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] comparativegenomicsHDRUK
  • Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT)

    8 June - 9 August 2020

    Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-comparative-genomics-using-artemis-comparison-tool-act-78fb77a6-ce29-4ed5-a32b-56b7f46a5d8e # Overview * **Duration**: 3 weeks, 5 hours per week * Free * Certificate of achievement available on satisfactory completion * **Start Date**: The course is run ‘live’ for 3 weeks from the start date above. Once this period is over there will be no live monitoring of the forums, but you can still join and complete the course during the remaining period. ### Why join the course? Disease outbreaks are still a big problem in our modern world. Comparison between two or more bacterial genomes can help improve understanding of the causes of pathogenicity and outbreaks of disease caused by bacteria. On this course you will learn how to use the free Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT). Developed at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, ACT will help you to visualise the comparison of genomes and analyse the results. ### Who is the course for? This course would benefit those interested in learning how to use tools to investigate and research bacterial genomes, and acquire bioinformatics skills to evaluate the role of microbial genes in disease. Learners will gain experience in comparative genomics, using the Artemis Comparison Tool to probe, visualise and compare genomes, and analyse the results. This course will be of interest to anyone interested in microbiology, including undergraduates, post-graduates, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, bioinformaticians, teachers, and healthcare professionals. The opportunity to gain experience in using the Artemis Comparison Tool, a computational tool designed for comparative genomics, will also be of interest to all those who have studied our pre-requisite courses: those with an interest in genomics and disease outbreaks, teachers and their 16-18-year-old science and computing students. Ideally, you will have completed [Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics][1] and [Bacterial Genomes: Accessing and Analysing Microbial Genome Data][2] before joining this course. [1]: /our-events/bacterial-genomes-dna-protein-function-bioinformatics-online-sep19/ [2]: /our-events/bacterial-genomes-accessing-analysing-microbial-genome-data-feb19/ # Programme ### What topics will you cover? Week 1 * Introduction to comparative genomics * Introduction to ACT Week 2 * Analyse available data * Generate your own comparison files * Make your own comparisons in ACT Week 3 * Identify pseudogenes in Mycobacterium leprae using ACT * Peer review project: Comparative genomics on two clinically relevant plasmids from Shigella ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Explain the advantages of comparative genomics * Explore basic tools of ACT * Interpret results from already generated comparison files * Produce new comparisons and analyse results * Develop hypothesis based on results observation ### What software or tools do you need? This course will give you an opportunity to learn about and use Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT), a free tool used to display pairwise comparisons between two DNA sequences. To run this software effectively, you will require a computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with 2GB RAM. The current version of ACT requires version 11 of Java to run successfully. Java 11 can be downloaded from [this link][1]. Older versions of ACT require Java 8 to run successfully. Java 8 can be downloaded from [this link][2]. [1]: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk11-downloads-5066655.html [2]: https://www.java.com/en/download/ # Educators ## Lead Educators ### Dr Anna Protasio I am a researcher in parasitology and life sciences. I am passionate about bioinformatics and how we can use these tools to answer questions in biology. ### Dr Christine Boinett I am a researcher in bacterial genetics and my interest is in understanding the development of resistance in bacterial pathogens using next generation sequencing techniques. ### Dr. Ulrike Böhme I am a researcher in parasitology at the Wellcome Sanger Institute where I work as biocurator for Plasmodium genomes. ### Dr. Pablo Tsukayama I am a professor of microbiology at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and a visiting research scholar at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I study how pathogen populations evolve and spread in Peru. ### Martin Aslett I am the IT Manager for the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences team. My interests lie in bioinformatics and its application to microbial genomics. ### Matthew Dorman I am a graduate student at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, where I research the virulence and the molecular genetics of bacterial pathogens as part of the Infection Genomics programme. ## Programme Lead Educator ### Professor Nicholas Thomson I am a Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I provide scientific oversight for this course. I am interested in bacterial evolution and the spread of infectious disease. # What's Included Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get: * Unlimited access to this course * Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes * Tests to validate your learning * A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible 2020-06-08 09:00:00 UTC 2020-08-09 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] comparativegenomicsHDRUK
  • Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT)

    30 November 2020 - 31 January 2021

    Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-comparative-genomics-using-artemis-comparison-tool-act-3e9f10a2-bd0a-4af3-bc39-0d11856143e2 # Overview * **Duration**: 3 weeks, 5 hours per week * Free * Certificate of achievement available on satisfactory completion * **Start Date**: The course is run ‘live’ for 3 weeks from the start date above. Once this period is over there will be no live monitoring of the forums, but you can still join and complete the course during the remaining period. ### Why join the course? Disease outbreaks are still a big problem in our modern world. Comparison between two or more bacterial genomes can help improve understanding of the causes of pathogenicity and outbreaks of disease caused by bacteria. On this course you will learn how to use the free Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT). Developed at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, ACT will help you to visualise the comparison of genomes and analyse the results. ### Who is the course for? This course would benefit those interested in learning how to use tools to investigate and research bacterial genomes, and acquire bioinformatics skills to evaluate the role of microbial genes in disease. Learners will gain experience in comparative genomics, using the Artemis Comparison Tool to probe, visualise and compare genomes, and analyse the results. This course will be of interest to anyone interested in microbiology, including undergraduates, post-graduates, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, bioinformaticians, teachers, and healthcare professionals. The opportunity to gain experience in using the Artemis Comparison Tool, a computational tool designed for comparative genomics, will also be of interest to all those who have studied our pre-requisite courses: those with an interest in genomics and disease outbreaks, teachers and their 16-18-year-old science and computing students. Ideally, you will have completed [Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics][1] and [Bacterial Genomes: Accessing and Analysing Microbial Genome Data][2] before joining this course. [1]: /our-events/bacterial-genomes-dna-protein-function-bioinformatics-online-sep19/ [2]: /our-events/bacterial-genomes-accessing-analysing-microbial-genome-data-feb19/ # Programme ### What topics will you cover? Week 1 * Introduction to comparative genomics * Introduction to ACT Week 2 * Analyse available data * Generate your own comparison files * Make your own comparisons in ACT Week 3 * Identify pseudogenes in Mycobacterium leprae using ACT * Peer review project: Comparative genomics on two clinically relevant plasmids from Shigella ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Explain the advantages of comparative genomics * Explore basic tools of ACT * Interpret results from already generated comparison files * Produce new comparisons and analyse results * Develop hypothesis based on results observation ### What software or tools do you need? This course will give you an opportunity to learn about and use Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT), a free tool used to display pairwise comparisons between two DNA sequences. To run this software effectively, you will require a computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with 2GB RAM. The current version of ACT requires version 11 of Java to run successfully. Java 11 can be downloaded from [this link][1]. Older versions of ACT require Java 8 to run successfully. Java 8 can be downloaded from [this link][2]. [1]: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk11-downloads-5066655.html [2]: https://www.java.com/en/download/ # Educators ## Lead Educators ### Dr Anna Protasio I am a researcher in parasitology and life sciences. I am passionate about bioinformatics and how we can use these tools to answer questions in biology. ### Dr Christine Boinett I am a researcher in bacterial genetics and my interest is in understanding the development of resistance in bacterial pathogens using next generation sequencing techniques. ### Dr. Ulrike Böhme I am a researcher in parasitology at the Wellcome Sanger Institute where I work as biocurator for Plasmodium genomes. ### Dr. Pablo Tsukayama I am a professor of microbiology at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and a visiting research scholar at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I study how pathogen populations evolve and spread in Peru. ### Martin Aslett I am the IT Manager for the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences team. My interests lie in bioinformatics and its application to microbial genomics. ### Matthew Dorman I am a graduate student at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, where I research the virulence and the molecular genetics of bacterial pathogens as part of the Infection Genomics programme. ## Programme Lead Educator ### Professor Nicholas Thomson I am a Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I provide scientific oversight for this course. I am interested in bacterial evolution and the spread of infectious disease. # What's Included Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get: * Unlimited access to this course * Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes * Tests to validate your learning * A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible 2020-11-30 09:00:00 UTC 2021-01-31 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] comparativegenomicsHDRUK

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