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  • GATK Best Practices for Variant Discovery

    17 - 19 July 2017

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    GATK Best Practices for Variant Discovery https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/gatk-best-practices-for-variant-discovery This workshop will focus on the core steps involved in calling variants with the Broad’s Genome Analysis Toolkit, using the Best Practices developed by the GATK team. You will learn why each step is essential to the variant discovery process, what are the operations performed on the data at each step, and how to use the GATK tools to get the most accurate and reliable results out of your dataset. In the course of this workshop, we highlight key functionalities such as the GVCF workflow for joint variant discovery in cohorts, RNAseq-specific processing, and somatic variant discovery using MuTect2. We also preview capabilities of the upcoming GATK version 4, including a new workflow for CNV discovery, and we demonstrate the use of pipelining tools to assemble and execute GATK workflows. 2017-07-17 09:00:00 UTC 2017-07-19 17:00:00 UTC The King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom The King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh United Kingdom Bioinformatics Genomics Edinburgh Genomics Bert Overduin - bert.overduin@ed.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] Variant discoveryGenomicsBioinformatics
  • Introduction to ChIP-seq Data Analysis and Visualisation using Ensembl

    23 - 24 November 2017

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to ChIP-seq Data Analysis and Visualisation using Ensembl https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-chip-seq-data-analysis-and-visualisation-using-ensembl-d125d464-c708-4919-8322-19d50246c22d ChIP-seq (Chromatin ImmunoPrecipitation followed by Sequencing) is a popular high-throughput sequencing assay to identify binding sites of DNA-associated proteins and histone modifications. Determining how proteins interact with DNA and the epigenetic landscape is essential for elucidating the regulation of gene expression. The aim of this workshop is to familiarise the participants with the primary analysis of ChIP-seq data sets by providing a balanced set of lectures and practicals on analysis methodologies. Practicals include publicly available ChIP-seq datasets, processed using widely used and open-source software programs (e.g. FASTQC, BWA, samtools, bedtools, wiggletools, MACS2, MEME, TOMTOM, ngsplot) and visualised on the Ensembl genome browser. 2017-11-23 09:00:00 UTC 2017-11-24 17:00:00 UTC The King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom The King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh United Kingdom EH9 3JN Genomics ChIP-seq Bioinformatics Edinburgh Genomics Bert Overduin - bert.overduin@ed.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] BioinformaticsChIP-seqGenomics
  • CWLEXEC: Run Common Workflow Language on HPC with IBM Spectrum LSF

    28 February 2018

    CWLEXEC: Run Common Workflow Language on HPC with IBM Spectrum LSF https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cwlexec-a-new-open-source-tool-to-run-cwl-workflows-on-lsf The [Common Workflow Language (CWL)](http://www.commonwl.org/) is a community-led specification for describing analysis _workflows_ and tools in a way that makes them portable and scalable across a variety of software and hardware environments, from workstations to cluster, cloud, and _high performance computing_ (HPC) environments. [IBM Spectrum LSF](https://www.ibm.com/us-en/marketplace/hpc-workload-management) (formerly IBM Platform LSF) is a complete workload management solution for demanding HPC environments. Featuring intelligent, policy-driven scheduling, it helps organizations accelerate research and design while controlling costs through superior resource utilization. Recognizing the popularity of CWL among LSF users, we introduce a new open source project **CWLEXEC** to support running CWL workflows on LSF. The project will feature smooth integration with LSF with high efficiency and scalability, self-healing of workflows, support user-specified submission options while keeping CWL definitions portable, and other benefits. * **Title**: CWLEXEC: A new open source tool to run CWL workflows on LSF * **Presenter:** Qingda Wang, Principal Architect, IBM Spectrum LSF Family Products and OEM * **Time**: 2018-02-28 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET 2018-02-28 14:00:00 UTC 2018-02-28 15:00:00 UTC BioExcel Bioinformatics Genomics Workflows University of ManchesterBioExcel CoE Stian Soiland-Reyes http://ask.bioexcel.eu/ [] bioinformaticiansHPC users workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest WorkflowsCWLHPCLSF
  • Linux for Genomics

    1 October 2018

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Linux for Genomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/linux-for-genomics-4e98de3e-0102-46ab-9720-22f1122fd31d Genomic studies produce vast amounts of data, usually in the form of very large text files. Linux is particularly suited to working with such files, and is therefore arguably one of the most important tools in a bioinformatician’s toolkit. The Linux command-line enables one to view, filter and manipulate large text files that are difficult or impossible to handle with applications like Word or Excel, write pipelines to perform certain tasks, and run bioinformatics software for which no web interface is available. In this workshop we will first cover the most used Linux commands, followed by a short introduction to several popular command-line tools that were especially developed for genomics as well as file formats commonly used in genomics (BED, FASTA, FASTQ, GFF/GTF, SAM/BAM, VCF). 2018-10-01 09:00:00 UTC 2018-10-01 17:00:00 UTC The King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom The King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh United Kingdom EH9 3JN Genomics Bioinformatics Edinburgh Genomics Donald Dunbar - donald.dunbar@ed.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] BioinformaticsGenomicsLinux
  • NETTAB 2018: Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment

    22 - 24 October 2018

    Genova, Italy

    NETTAB 2018: Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/nettab-2018-building-a-fair-bioinformatics-environment NETTAB 2018 is organised in collaboration with ELIXIR Nodes of the UK and Italy as well as the Italian Society of Bioinformatics, BITS. The main focus will be on FAIR principles in bioinformatics, a challenging topic that we hope will attract many researchers from all over the world, including but not limited to, Bioinformaticians, Biologists, Computer Scientists, and others working or interested in the above research scope. The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship, published in 2016, has sparked worldwide interest across the biology community: from grassroots to policymakers, and from data providers to publishers. In order to make the FAIR concept a reality, we need to answer many questions, like: What is FAIRness? How to make FAIR data a reality? How to facilitate the translation to FAIR data? How to measure it? On these topics, there are many ongoing projects, such as EOSCpilot, FAIRmetrics, FAIRsharing, and GO-FAIR. Now is the perfect time to discuss on these topics and related actions, and to move on from FAIR principles to FAIR practice. The workshop will provide an excellent environment and a range of opportunities to present and discuss methods, theoretical approaches, algorithms, tools, platforms, practical applications and experiences of FAIR in Bioinformatics. 2018-10-22 09:00:00 UTC 2018-10-24 17:00:00 UTC NETTAB Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, 10, Largo Rosanna Benzi, Genova, Italy Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, 10, Largo Rosanna Benzi Genova Città Metropolitana di Genova Italy Data management [] paolo.romano@hsanmartino.it - paolo.dm.romano@gmail.com ELIXIR [] meetings_and_conferences [] FAIR
  • Workshop on Research Objects (RO2018)

    29 October 2018

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Workshop on Research Objects (RO2018) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/workshop-on-research-objects-ro2018 In this workshop we will explore recent advancements in Research Objects and publishing of research data. **Deadlines**: * 2018-07-01 Abstracts due * 2018-07-15 Research articles and software/data articles due A travel bursary is available for accepted speakers, sponsored by [BioExcel](http://bioexcel.eu) (H2020-675728) ## Research Objects Scholarly Communication has evolved significantly in recent years, with an increasing focus on **Open Research**, [FAIR](https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.18)data sharing and community-developed open source methods. A question remains on how to publish, archive and explore digital research outputs. A number of initiatives have begun to explore how to package and describe research outputs, data, methods, workflows, provenance and structured metadata, reusing existing Web standards and formats. Such efforts aim to address the challenges of structuring multi-part research outcomes with their context, handling distributed and living content and porting and safely exchange what we collectively can call **Research Objects** between platforms and between researchers. In the workshop **RO2018**, part of [IEEE eScience 2018](https://www.escience2018.com) in Amsterdam, we will explore recent advancements in Research Objects and publishing of research data with peer-reviewed presentations, invited talks, short demos, lightning talks and break-out sessions to further build relationships across scientific domains and RO practitioners. ## Call for Papers RO2018 welcomes submissions of academic abstracts (1-2 pages), data/software articles (3-6 pages) and short research articles (4-8 pages) on cross-cutting case studies or specific research on topics including, but not limited to: FAIR metrics; platforms, infrastructure and tools; lifecycles; access control and secure exchange; examples of exploitation and application; executable containers; metadata, packaging and formats; credit, attribution and peer review; dealing with scale and distribution; driving adoption within current scholarly communications and alignments with community efforts; and domain-specific and cross-domain Research Objects. Further details on submitting: [http://www.researchobject.org/ro2018/submitting-to-ro2018/](http://www.researchobject.org/ro2018/submitting-to-ro2018/) ## Timeline 2018-07-01 Abstracts due 2018-07-15 Research articles and software/data articles due 2018-08-31 Notification of acceptance 2018-08-31 IEEE eScience 2018 early-bird registration deadline 2018-10-29 RO2018 workshop at IEEE eScience 2018 2018-10-29 09:00:00 UTC 2018-10-29 17:00:00 UTC The University of Manchester, researchobject.org, IEEE Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, 11, Piet Heinkade, Amsterdam, Netherlands Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, 11, Piet Heinkade Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands Workflows Software engineering Ontology and terminology Informatics Data submission, annotation and curation Data identity and mapping Data integration and warehousing Data architecture, analysis and design Data management Computer science [] For any questions, email the Workshop Organizers at ro2018@easychair.org BioExcel [] workshops_and_courses [] digital archivesdata repositorylinked dataWorkflows
  • Introduction to Python for Biologists

    8 - 12 July 2019

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to Python for Biologists https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-for-biologists-d98f6dfb-45c5-4377-bbe9-9e8d30ed086d Python is a dynamic, readable language that is a popular platform for all types of bioinformatics work, from simple one-off scripts to large, complex software projects. This workshop is aimed at complete beginners and assumes no prior programming experience. It gives an overview of the language with an emphasis on practical problem-solving, using examples and exercises drawn from various aspects of bioinformatics work. The workshop is structured so that the parts of the language most useful for bioinformatics are introduced as early as possible, and that students can start writing plausibly-useful programs after the first few sessions. After completing the workshop, students should be in a position to (1) apply the skills they have learned to tackling problems in their own research and (2) continue their Python education in a self-directed way. 2019-07-08 09:00:00 UTC 2019-07-12 17:00:00 UTC The King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom The King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh United Kingdom EH9 3JN Genomics Bioinformatics Edinburgh Genomics Training Team - edge-training@ed.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] BioinformaticsGenomicsPython
  • Introduction to RNA-seq Data Analysis

    5 - 7 August 2019

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to RNA-seq Data Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-rna-seq-data-analysis-5989e86e-a408-481d-b3c7-5a1413b0e4a6 RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) is quickly becoming the method of choice for transcriptome profiling. Nevertheless, it is a non-trivial task to transform the vast amount of data obtained with high-throughput sequencers into useful information. Thus, RNA-seq data analysis is still a major bottleneck for most researchers in this field. The ability of correctly interpreting RNA-seq results, as well as knowledge on the intrinsic properties of these data, are essential to avoid incorrect experimental designs and the application of inappropriate analysis methodologies. The aim of this workshop is to familiarise researchers with RNA-seq data and to initiate them in the analysis by providing lectures and practicals on analysis methodologies. In the practicals Illumina-generated sequencing data and various widely used software programs will be used. 2019-08-05 09:00:00 UTC 2019-08-07 17:00:00 UTC The King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom The King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh United Kingdom EH9 3JN RNA-Seq Genomics Bioinformatics Edinburgh Genomics Edinburgh Genomics Training Team - edge-training@ed.ac.uk [] [] workshops_and_courses [] BioinformaticsGenomicsRNA-seq
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