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  • Advances in Cell Engineerign, Imaging and Screening

    17 - 18 November 2016

    Leuven, Belgium

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    Advances in Cell Engineerign, Imaging and Screening https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advances-in-cell-engineerign-imaging-and-screening Advances in Cell Engineering, Imaging and Screening A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: OCTOBER 6, 2016 VIB’s Tools and Technologies meetings provide a forum for top academic speakers and scientists from both established and emerging companies to present their latest scientific achievements and exciting technological solutions. The first edition of Advances in Cell Engineering, Imaging and Screening will bring together some of the most highly regarded Academics and Companies in the field. The conference will focus on novel technologies through presentations in several sessions: New imaging and microscopy tools Super-resolution Imaging IPS and cell reprogramming 3D cell culture and organoids Cell manipulation In vivo cell-based assays Cytometry High Content Screening. In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, the conference dinner @ 'The Faculty Club' and our ‘Meet the Expert’ session! Meet the Expert session with: ‘Prof. Christine Mummery - Leiden University Medical Center, NL’ We offer all junior researchers the opportunity to join our ‘Meet the Expert' session with Prof. Christine Mummery. During an informal round table discussion on the 17th of November, PhD students and postdocs will have the exclusive opportunity to ask any question/advise related to their research and careers. If you are interested in joining the session, then send an e-mail to conferences@vib.be. Seating is very limited so make sure to reserve a spot soon. 2016-11-17 09:00:00 UTC 2016-11-18 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Kinepolis Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Kinepolis Leuven Leuven Vlaanderen Belgium 3000 Proteomics Data visualisation Biology Microbiology Genomics Physiology Systems biology Immunology [] Merck Pall Life Sciences Thermofisher Scientific VyCap Zeiss Alvéole Analisis BD Bioké Hamamatsu JSR Life Sciences Leica Lonza Molecular devices Westbuirg [] meetings_and_conferencesworkshops_and_courses [] []
  • Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (2nd edition)

    20 - 21 March 2017

    Antwerpen, Belgium

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    Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (2nd edition) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/revolutionizing-next-generation-sequencing-2nd-edition Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (2nd edition) A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference Enabled by better cost-performance curves and novel technology developments, Next-Generation Sequencing technologies keep on pushing the boundaries of our scientific knowledge. The NGS-field is still expanding and to take advantage of new opportunities offered by these technologies in life sciences, VIB Conferences will host the second edition of Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing: Tools and Technologies. After a sold-out 2015 edition, RNGS17 will look at emerging tools and approaches for: Large-scale Sequencing Applications for Current and Emerging Next-Generation Sequencing Platforms Single-Cell Genomics Epigenetics Next-gen Transcriptomics technologies Ultra-long reads and Assembly Computational genomics and data analysis In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, the conference dinner and our ‘Meet the Expert’ session! You can find more info about the sold out first edition in our event archive. 2017-03-20 08:45:00 UTC 2017-03-21 17:45:00 UTC VIB Conferences Koningin Astridplein 20, 20, Koningin Astridplein, Antwerpen, Belgium Koningin Astridplein 20, 20, Koningin Astridplein Antwerpen Anwerpen Belgium 2018 Epigenomics VIB www.vibconferences.be conferences@vib.be Bluebee Covaris Perkin Elmer SeqLL BD Bioké Diagenode Labcyte Multiplicom Takara Westburg To see all our sponsors please visit www.vibconferences.be PhD'sAcademicsPost-DocsIndustry meetings_and_conferences first_come_first_served Structural genomicsPreclinical and clinical studiesclinical sequencingPopulation geneticsSingle Cell GenomicsDNA-seqSequencingApplied NGSEpigenomicsGenome structureGenome MappingTranscriptomicsData Analysis
  • At The Forefront Of Plant Research

    15 - 16 June 2017

    Gent, Belgium

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    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
  • 4th Plant Protease and Programmed Cell Death Symposium

    11 - 13 September 2018

    Gent, Belgium

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    4th Plant Protease and Programmed Cell Death Symposium https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/4th-plant-protease-and-programmed-cell-death-symposium After three successful conferences on Plant Proteases and Programmed Cell Death organized in Hemavan, Sweden (2011); Barcelona, Spain (2013); and Oxford, UK (2016), it is our pleasure to host the fourth meeting in the beautiful medieval town of Ghent, Belgium. The roles of proteases in cell death, immunity, and developmental processes in plants have received increasing attention over the past years. On the one hand, proteases exert a key regulatory level of posttranslational modification on their substrates. On the other hand, proteolytic cascades are involved in household functions, as well as responsible for point-of-no-return decisions during developmentally or environmentally controlled programmed cell death. Despite their importance, however, we still know little about the functions and mode-of-actions of individual plant proteases. Over the past years, several research groups have tackled the functional characterization of plant proteases from different angles. Some laboratories are advancing technology development, others focus on biological processes that depend on protease activities, while again others elucidate the biochemistry of specific protease families. The aim of our meeting is to bring researchers of these different research directions together to discuss the latest developments and concepts in the field of plant proteases and programmed cell death. 2018-09-11 15:00:00 UTC 2018-09-13 22:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Het Pand, 1, Onderbergen, Gent, Belgium Het Pand, 1, Onderbergen Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium Plant biology [] Moritz Nowack 0032 9 331 38 00 moritz.nowack@vib.be [] [] [] [] plant proteaseplant cell deathplantsprotease
  • Structural Dynamics in Cellular Communication (2nd edition)

    20 - 21 September 2018

    Brussel, Belgium

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    Structural Dynamics in Cellular Communication (2nd edition) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/structural-dynamics-in-cellular-communication-2nd-edition After a successful first edition in February 2015, with a great audience and speakers such as Nobel Prize winner Ada Yonath, we are honored to announce a second edition. This conference will feature current developments in protein science with plenary sessions focusing on: • macromolecular machines • in situ structural biology • structural engineering & drug discovery • protein function/dynamics In addition to the scientific program, conference attendees will have ample networking opportunities during breaks, reception, conference dinner and guided walk in Brussels. 2018-09-20 09:00:00 UTC 2018-09-21 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Paleis der Academiën - Palais des Académies - Academy Palace, 1, Hertogstraat, Brussel, Belgium Paleis der Academiën - Palais des Académies - Academy Palace, 1, Hertogstraat Brussel Belgium [] VIB Conferences +32 9 244 66 11 conferences@vib.be [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] macromolecular machinesstructural biologybiologydrug discoverystructural engineering protein function/dynamics
  • 29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018

    21 - 23 October 2018

    Gent, Belgium

    29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/29th-joint-glycobiology-meeting-2018 Theme of the conference Glycobiology is the study of complex carbohydrates in biological and biotechnological context. This is a very broad field that is bound by common methodologies to analyze glycoconjugate structures, to synthesize these structures and to understand their myriad roles in biological systems. The field of glycobiology is growing fast, especially since it was shown that carbohydrate interactions play an important role in many biological processes and are of great interest for biomedical and biomolecular research, and the applications emerging from it. Objective of the conference This conference is organized annually by the working groups on glycobiology of the national associations for biochemistry and molecular biology of Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. In 2018, the 29th edition of the Joint Glycobiology Meeting will be organized in Belgium. The main goal of the conference is to give an opportunity to young researchers to present their glycobiology work to colleagues and principal investigators. Furthermore, a number of distinguished keynote speakers is invited to present their recent data and the state-of-the-art technology in their field of expertise. The meeting provides ample opportunities for informal discussions between all the attendees, to foster new ideas for research and possibilities for collaborations. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation 2018-10-21 09:00:00 UTC 2018-10-23 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Thagaste, 1, Academiestraat, Gent, Belgium Thagaste, 1, Academiestraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] Program jgm2018@lists.ugent.be VIB Conference team +32 9 244 66 11 conferences@vib.be [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • International Meeting on Optical Biosensors

    15 - 17 November 2018

    Ghent, Belgium

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    International Meeting on Optical Biosensors https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/international-meeting-on-optical-biosensors Biological processes show extreme complexity orchestrated both in space and time. To face this complexity, it has been necessary, as pointed out by R.Y. Tsien in his lecture "Unlocking Cell Secrets with Light Beams and Molecular Spies" (Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2002), to develop fluorescent spies in order to analyze, quantify in real time and decrypt very sophisticated cellular mechanisms. The recent explosion of fluorescent biosensors development opens a new field of investigation by allowing the analysis of extremely specific biological events at the level of cellular organelles, individual cells, tissues and even entire living organisms in physiological and pathological conditions. The development and the use of these tools require solving a number of conceptual, experimental and technological problems concerning both the biosensors themselves and the tools to follow them. Equally important, a range of new developments including optogenetic and optochemical tools allow systematic perturbation of biochemical processes while they are read out by optical biosensors. The purpose of this conference is to gather and consolidate the expertise in the field of biosensors and to promote the reflection and the exchange of information so as to accelerate the development of these new dynamic imaging approaches in all areas of biology and biomedical sciences. • Early Bird: 2 October 2018 • Late Registration: 31 October 2018 • Abstract deadline: 30 June 2018 2018-11-15 09:00:00 UTC 2018-11-17 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, 'Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu' building, Ghent, Belgium VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, 'Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu' building Ghent Belgium 9052 Imaging [] Practical questions: VIB conferences team +32 9 244 66 11 conferences@vib.be [] [] meetings_and_conferencesreceptions_and_networking [] biosensorsoptical biosensorsImaging
  • 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
  • The 1918 influenza pandemic: Historical and biomedical reflections

    21 - 22 February 2019

    Ypres, Belgium

    The 1918 influenza pandemic: Historical and biomedical reflections https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-1918-influenza-pandemic-historical-and-biomedical-reflections At the centenary commemoration of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, many questions with regard to the origin, the development and the impact of this worldwide phenomenon remain largely uncharted. • Where did this virus come from? • To what degree and how were its genesis and its rapid transcontinental spread caused and/or facilitated by the war circumstances? • Which genetic features of the virus explain its unusually high pathogenicity? • How did medical and political authorities react? • Why were some age groups spared by this dreadful virus? • Is it possible to fathom the impact of the pandemic both on the everyday life of citizens and on general developments in science, culture and politics? • How far can a historical approach contribute to the understanding of current-day pandemics, and vice versa? In order to tackle these questions, an international and interdisciplinary conference will be held in Ypres (Belgium) on 7-8 February 2019. The Scientific Committee warmly invites you to submit abstracts of original research papers related to biomedical and historical aspects of the 1918 influenza pandemic, which you would like to be considered for presentation at the conference. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation Deadlines: • Early Bird: 30 November 2018 • Late Registration: 15 January 2019 • Abstract deadline: 15 November 2018 2019-02-21 08:00:00 UTC 2019-02-22 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Ypres, Ypres, Belgium Ypres Ypres West Flanders Belgium 8900 [] Xavier.saelens@vib-ugent.be [] [] [] [] InfluenzaWorld War 1
  • Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (3rd edition)

    25 - 26 March 2019

    Antwerpen, Belgium

    Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (3rd edition) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/revolutionizing-next-generation-sequencing-3rd-edition After two successful editions (Jan 2015, Leuven and March 2017, Antwerp), VIB is proud to present the third edition of this Tools & Technologies conference. VIB believes that the revolutionary discoveries enabled by NGS are not yet at its zenith and that the technology can go much further. During this 3rd edition VIB will bring together over 30 top scientists and technology developers form both industry and academia. They will discuss emerging tools and approaches in several sessions such as: • Long reads, Genome Structure and Mapping • Epigenomics • Metagenomics • Spatial transcriptomics • Population Scale and Clinical Sequencing • Single Cell Sequencing • Emerging technologies In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions and the conference dinner. Also young scientists are encouraged to showcase their own work to the international research community by oral or poster presentation! Information for poster submissions: The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation Deadlines: • Early Bird: 11/02/2019 • Late Registration: 11/03/2019 • Abstract deadline: 21/01/2019 2019-03-25 08:00:00 UTC 2019-03-26 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences BluePoint Antwerpen, 9, Filip Williotstraat, Antwerpen, Belgium BluePoint Antwerpen, 9, Filip Williotstraat Antwerpen Antwerpen Belgium 2600 Genomics Genotype and phenotype Genotyping experiment Epigenomics Epigenetics Metagenomics Metagenomic sequencing Transcriptomics Sequencing Population genetics Population genomics Mapping [] Evy Vierstraete +32 9 244 66 11 conferences@vib.be BioradBiokeLexogenAnalisBio-techneBGI [] 350 meetings_and_conferences [] Genome Structure Genome MappingEpigenomicsMetagenomicsSpatial transcriptomicsPopulation Scale clinical sequencingSequencingSingle Cell Sequencing
  • Regulatory Oxylipins

    1 - 4 April 2019

    Gent, Belgium

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    Regulatory Oxylipins https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/regulatory-oxylipins Oxylipins, from plants and other organisms, form a constantly growing group of signalling molecules that comprise oxygenated fatty acids and their metabolites. The most renowned regulatory oxylipins are undoubtedly the jasmonates, which, following their discovery in the 1960s, became recognized as regulators of defence, floral organ development and fertility, as growth inhibitors and modulators of senescence, and as elicitors of specialized metabolism in numerous plant species. As such, the jasmonates currently belong to an elite group of heavily investigated phytohormones. Over the last decade, the understanding of biosynthesis, metabolism, and action of regulatory oxylipins has greatly advanced. The ROXY2019 meeting wishes to bring together the international community and leading researchers in the field. Thereby it aims to provide a timely and exciting forum to present and discuss the recent advances and expertise on the study of these molecules that are so crucial for plant growth, development, metabolism, and interaction with the environment. There will be seven plenary sessions that, through combining lectures from invited speakers and short talks on selected abstracts and posters, will highlight the various aspects involved in Regulatory Oxylipin research. These sessions cover the following major themes: Regulatory oxylipins in emerging model systems and non-plant systems, Biochemistry and structural biology, Control of growth and defence, Control of Metabolism, Reproduction, Jasmonate signalling mechanisms and Long-distance signalling, Ecology. We look forward to your contributions to make this an exciting conference. See you in Gent! The organizers Alain Goossens and Ted Farmer Poster information Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation 2019-04-01 09:00:00 UTC 2019-04-04 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Ghent University - Aula, 9, Voldersstraat, Gent, Belgium Ghent University - Aula, 9, Voldersstraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Emerging applications of microbes

    3 - 4 June 2019

    Leuven, Belgium

    Emerging applications of microbes https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/emerging-applications-of-microbes We are pleased to announce the first edition of the VIB Conference ‘Emerging applications of microbes’. This international conference will take place June 3rd-4th 2019 in the beautiful historic city of Leuven. We will welcome a range of world leaders from academia and industry who will discuss the latest applications and technological developments in the field of microbiology. With session topics such as metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, industrial biotechnology as well as microbial communities, we aim to provide you with a platform to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow researchers. In addition to the scientific program with plenary talks and poster sessions, there will be ample opportunities to network and discuss collaborations during the breaks, reception and conference dinner. 2019-06-03 08:00:00 UTC 2019-06-04 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Naamsestraat 22, 22, Naamsestraat, Leuven, Belgium Naamsestraat 22, 22, Naamsestraat Leuven Vlaams-Brabant Belgium 3000 Microbiology VIB conferences@vib.be [] [] [] [] Microbiology
  • International Conference on Polyploidy

    11 - 14 June 2019

    Gent, Belgium

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    International Conference on Polyploidy https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/international-conference-on-polyploidy The International Conference on Polyploidy will present cutting edge research into the importance of polyploidy and whole genome duplication for genetics, evolution and ecology. For the 2019 meeting, which will take place at the beautiful city of Ghent, we are trying to put together an exciting program focusing on many different aspects of polyploidy, such as the short- and long-term ecological and evolutionary consequence of polyploidy for plant and animal systems, but also polyploidy in somatic cells and clonal populations will be discussed. The International Conference on Polyploidy will present a unique opportunity to meet and discuss with colleagues, get updated on the newest developments and insights into recent and ancient polyploidy and whole genome duplication, and will provide unique possibilities to network and discuss collaborations. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Ilia Leitch (Kew Gardens) has agreed to deliver the plenary lecture on Tuesday afternoon, June 11th, opening the meeting. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation 2019-06-11 09:00:00 UTC 2019-06-14 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Universiteit Gent - Het Pand, Onderbergen1 , 9000 Gent, Gent, Belgium Universiteit Gent - Het Pand, Onderbergen1 , 9000 Gent Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] VIB Conferences conferences@vib.be FWO [] meetings_and_conferences first_come_first_served Polyploidyshort- and long-term ecological and evolutionary consequencepolyploidy for plant and animal systemspolyploidy in somatic cellsclonal populations
  • 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
  • Unix Shell Basics training

    3 March 2020

    Tartu, Estonia

    Unix Shell Basics training https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/unix-shell-basics-training Advanced computing power is hidden away in clouds/cluster/supercomputers that you do not have click and point access. As a general rule these high performance computer resources use Linux operating systems and are accessible only by a shell terminal. This course is aimed to provide basic survival skills in Linux and terminal environment. We will teach you how to access files and folders, move around and hopefully shake off the fear of getting stuck somewhere along the way. 2020-03-03 10:15:00 UTC 2020-03-03 14:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Estonia Auditorium 2005 (the Linux classroom), Narva mnt 18 (UT Delta Centre), Tartu, Estonia Auditorium 2005 (the Linux classroom), Narva mnt 18 (UT Delta Centre) Tartu Tartumaa Estonia 51009 University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science [] [] 20 workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest Unix/LinuxCommand lineUnix Shell
  • Translational Immunology

    8 - 9 December 2020

    Gent, Belgium

    Translational Immunology https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/translational-immunology-fe17b83a-fab1-413f-94c3-9c6a1ecac893 Translational Immunology 8-9 DECEMBER 2020, GHENT, BELGIUM Due to the Coronavirus, Translational Immunology and the satellite BIS meeting were postponed from 26-27 March 2020 to the end of the year. We are happy to confirm the new date: 8-9 December 2020. The aim of this conference is to bridge the translational gap in immunopathology, bringing together clinicians, research scientists and industry partners to discuss prominent advances from the bench to the clinic. The different sessions will have a particular focus on precision medicine in general, starting from disease-oriented cases and lessons learned. Innovative and alternative therapeutic strategies in immune-mediated disorders will be presented, besides the regulatory challenges that companies and researchers are dealing with. Deadlines: - Abstract submission: 5 October 2020 - Early Bird deadline: 27 October 2020 - Late Registration deadline: 24 November 2020 Speakers: Rosa Bacchetta Stanford Medicine, US Dirk Elewaut VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE Alain Fischer Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, FR Martin Guilliams VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE Pleun Hombrink Sanquin, NL Bengt Hoepken Clinical Program Director, UCB Pharma, DE Isabelle Huys KU Leuven, BE Christophe Lahorte National Innovation Office & Scientific-Technical Advice Unit - (Famhp), BE Bart Lambrecht VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE Antonio Lanzavecchia Institute for Research in Biomedicine, CH Sophie Lucas de Duve Institute, UCLouvain, BE Bénédicte Machiels FARAH Center, ULiège, BE Melanie Matheu CEO, Founder at Prellis Biologics, Inc., US Massimiliano Mazzone VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE Kathy McCoy University of Calgary, CA Eoin McKinney University of Cambridge, UK Fiona Powrie Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, UK Federica Sallusto Institute for Research in Biomedicine, CH Georg Schett Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE Marvin van Luijn Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam MS Center ErasMS, NL Location: De Bijloke, Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Gent Hashtag: #TransImmu20 2020-12-08 09:00:00 UTC 2020-12-09 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Music Center De Bijloke, 2, Jozef Kluyskensstraat, Gent, Belgium Music Center De Bijloke, 2, Jozef Kluyskensstraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 Immunoprecipitation experiment Immunology Immunoproteins and antigens [] [] PhDPhD studentsAcademicsindustry 600 meetings_and_conferences [] ImmunologyImmunogenicityImmunogenomicsMetabolism of Immune Cellsantibodiestherapeutic antibodies
  • Plant Science for Climate Emergency

    7 - 8 June 2021

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Plant Science for Climate Emergency https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/plant-science-for-climate-emergency Climate change is one of the most serious threats humanity has ever faced. Developing crops that are more resilient to rapidly changing and harsher environments will be crucial for tomorrow’s food production. Green biotechnology offers solutions to maintain high food productivity while preserving the earth’s valuable ecosystems. In addition, plants may also play an important role in mitigating the rising levels of greenhouse gases. This VIB conference ‘Plant Science for Climate Emergency’ aims at reviewing current research on adapting plants to climate change as well as on using plants for mitigating the accumulation of greenhouse gasses. Twenty leaders in plant biotechnology will present the latest developments in sessions focused on drought tolerance, tolerance to high temperatures, salt and flooding tolerance, the effects of climate change on defense systems against insects and pathogens, carbon capturing plants, crop engineering and improvement, nitrogen use efficiency, and much more. Besides an inspiring scientific program, conference participants will have ample networking opportunities during the poster sessions, the reception, and the conference dinner. Deadlines: • Grant submission deadline: 15/03/2021 • Abstract submission deadline: 29/03/2021 • Early Bird deadline: 26/04/2021 • Late registration deadline: 24/05/2021 Speakers: • Tom Beeckman - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE • Wout Boerjan - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE • Hidde Boersma - freelance science journalist, essayist and documentary film maker, NL • Wolfgang Busch - Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US • Jorge Casal - Leloir Institute Foundation, AR • Ana Caño Delgado - Centre For Research In Agricultural Genomics, ES • Laura Dixon - University of Leeds, UK • Tobias Erb - Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, DE • Matthew Gilliham - The University of Adelaide, AU • Cara Haney - The University of British Columbia, CA • Sheng-Yang He - Michigan State University, USA • Gabriel Krouk - French National Centre for Scientific Research, FR • Mark Lynas - British author, journalist & environmental activist with a focus on climate change • Wenbo Ma - University of California Riverside, USA • Donald Richard Ort - University of Illinois, USA • Pierdomenico Perata - Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa, IT • Rashmi Sasidharan - Utrecht University, NL • Motokai Seki - RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, JP • Mechthild Tegeder - Washington State University, USA • Christa Testerink - Wageningen University, NL Information for poster submissions: The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation. The best three abstracts were given a short talk slot in the plenary program. Travel grants: We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending PlantResearch21 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 March 2021. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of March. 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. 2021-06-07 09:00:00 UTC 2021-06-08 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Music Center De Bijloke, 2, Jozef Kluyskensstraat, Gent, Belgium Music Center De Bijloke, 2, Jozef Kluyskensstraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] conferences@vib.be [] PhD StudentsAcademicsIndustry [] first_come_first_served []
  • Nanobodies (Hybrid 2nd edition)

    8 - 10 September 2021

    Brussels, Belgium

    Nanobodies (Hybrid 2nd edition) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/nanobodies-hybrid-2nd-edition Nanobodies (Hybrid 2nd edition) 7-8 September 2021, Virtual & Brussels, Belgium Trends in Structural Biology satellite meeting on 10 september The discovery of nanobodies by Raymond Hamers in the 1980s and the further development of the technology by Serge Muyldermans and Jan Steyaert fundamentally changed approaches in different areas of medicine. Nanobodies are very useful in the diagnosis and treatment of serious and life-threatening diseases. As nanobodies were born at the University of Brussels, the VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology is very honored to organize the hybrid second edition of the Nanobody conference. This meeting series was launched in September 2019 at the University of Bonn by Florian Schmidt and Paul-Albert König. During the 2day conference on 8-9 September 2021, leaders in the field will present their latest findings in sessions focused on: • Nanobody engineering • Innovative research tools • Nanobodies in diagnostics, imaging and microscopy • Nanobodies as therapeutic molecules • Nanobodies as anti-infectious agents On Friday 10 September, a satellite event ‘Trends in structural biology’ will be held. DEADLINES: • Abstract deadline 7 juli 2021 • Early Bird deadline 28 July 2021 • Late Registration deadline: 25 August 2021 Event URL: https://www.vibconferences.be/events/nanobodies-hybrid-2nd-edition What to expect from this hybrid event The scientific program (presentations, Q&A’s, and poster sessions) will be available for both live and virtual audiences. The virtual platform also offers several ways of interacting with each other through (video) chat. On top of this there will be live poster presentations for those attending the event in Brussels. Information for poster presenters The format for your (live) poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation. The format for your (virtual) poster should be: 4 slides in 16:9 format + a recorded video of your talk. The best abstracts will have a short talk slot in the plenary program. The 2 best posters will win the Poster prize! SPEAKERS: • Jose Avalos - Princeton University, US • Enrica Bordignon - Ruhr University Bochum, DE • Carlo Bouton - Ablynx, BE • Karine Breckpot - VUB, BE • Dirk Görlich - Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, DE • Simon Hufton - The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, UK • Andrew Kruse - Harvard Medical School, US • Serge Muyldermans - VUB, BE • Jim Naismith - The Rosalind Franklin Institute, UK • Hidde Ploegh - Boston Children’s Hospital, US • Mohammad Rashidian - Dana Farber Cancer Institute, US • Xavier Saelens - VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE • Martine Smit - VU, NL • Miriam Stöber - University of Geneva, CH • Jan Tavernier - VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE • Radu Aricescu - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK • Martin Walsh - Diamond Light Source, UK • Sebastian Hiller - University of Basel, CH • Tanmay Bharat - Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, UK • Anastassia Vorobieva - VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, BE 2021-09-08 09:00:00 UTC 2021-09-10 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Bruxelles Environnement - Site de Tour & Taxis, Havenlaan 86C/3000, 1000 Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Bruxelles Environnement - Site de Tour & Taxis, Havenlaan 86C/3000, 1000 Brussel Brussels Belgium 1000 VIB conferences@vib.be FWOGenscriptPreclinicsProteintechTwist BioscienceAbnomxBioSPXCytivaFox BiosystemsPipeBioXpressBiologics PhD StudentsAcademicsIndustry meetings_and_conferences first_come_first_served Nanobodyantibodiesstructural biology
  • The FAIR Principles Lecture (in Estonian)

    27 September 2021

    Tartu, Estonia

    The FAIR Principles Lecture (in Estonian) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-fair-principles-lecture In recent years, more attention is put on what researchers do with the data (and other resources) they produce. Especially in Europe, but also everywhere else. The main idea is that when researchers use taxpayers' money, the taxpayers themselves should also have access to the results, free of charge. This means that the research should be published in open access journals and data should be made publicly available. Good data management may help you with that, at least to make the process easier on the whole. If you think “how to manage your data” at the beginning and during the project and know what you plan to do with it at the end of the project, the process at the end will be easier. However, what is “good data management”, is up to debate. The FAIR Principles concentrates on making your data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable, so this is a good start. And let’s be honest, some of these things you are probably already doing. In this course, we will be going over all the FAIR Principles and how they are applied in real life. This way, you will already know what to consider, while writing a grant, filling out your data management plan or doing your research. 2021-09-27 14:15:00 UTC 2021-09-27 17:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Estonia Auditorium 1019, Narva mnt 18 (UT Delta Centre), Tartu, Estonia Auditorium 1019, Narva mnt 18 (UT Delta Centre) Tartu Tartumaa Estonia 51009 FAIR data University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science [] Graduate StudentsResearchersdata stewards 20 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served FAIRdata FAIRnessdata management
  • ELIXIR UNIX Shell Courses - Basic

    28 September 2021

    Tartu, Estonia

    ELIXIR UNIX Shell Courses - Basic https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-unix-shell-courses-basic Advanced computing power is hidden away in clouds/cluster/supercomputers that you do not have a click and point access to. As a general rule, these high-performance computer resources use Linux operating systems and are accessible only by a shell terminal and we are here to teach you to obtain skills to master the terminal in your future work. This course is aimed to provide basic survival skills in Linux and the terminal environment. We will teach you how to access files and folders, move around and hopefully shake off the fear of getting stuck somewhere along the way. Objectives: * Obtain basic knowledge on dealing with files using command line (Linux or Mac) * Learn how to use search over several text files, combine files, extract certain knowledge. * Tips and tricks for effective command line hacks that would save a lot of time. No prior knowledge expected. 2021-09-28 10:15:00 UTC 2021-09-28 16:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Estonia Auditorium 2005 (the Linux classroom), Narva mnt 18 (UT Delta Centre), Tartu, Estonia Auditorium 2005 (the Linux classroom), Narva mnt 18 (UT Delta Centre) Tartu Tartumaa Estonia 51009 University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science [] Graduate StudentsResearchers 20 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served Unix/LinuxCommand lineUnix Shell
  • ELIXIR UNIX Shell Courses - Advanced

    5 October 2021

    Tartu, Estonia

    ELIXIR UNIX Shell Courses - Advanced https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-unix-shell-courses-advanced This course is aimed to streamline your skills in Linux and the terminal environment. We will teach you how to make your life easier by creating maintainable and flexible bash scripts for your commonly used workflows or SLURM jobs. Objectives: * Learn how to iterate operations over many input files with bash loops and conditions * Learn how to combine complicated command line based workflows into maintainable bash scripts * Add additional useful utility functions and tools to your toolbox Expected prior knowledge: Experience in using the basic commands covered in the Basics course (e.g. cd, ls, mkdir, mv, cp, head, cat, find, less, pwd) 2021-10-05 10:15:00 UTC 2021-10-05 16:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Estonia Auditorium 2005 (the Linux classroom), Narva mnt 18 (UT Delta Centre), Tartu, Estonia Auditorium 2005 (the Linux classroom), Narva mnt 18 (UT Delta Centre) Tartu Tartumaa Estonia 51009 University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science [] Graduate StudentsResearchers 20 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served Unix/LinuxCommand lineUnix ShellShell script
  • The FAIR Principles Lecture (in English)

    14 October 2021

    Tartu, Estonia

    The FAIR Principles Lecture (in English) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-fair-principles-lecture-in-english In recent years, more attention is put on what researchers do with the data (and other resources) they produce. Especially in Europe, but also everywhere else. The main idea is that when researchers use taxpayers' money, the taxpayers themselves should also have access to the results, free of charge. This means that the research should be published in open access journals and data should be made publicly available. Good data management may help you with that, at least to make the process easier on the whole. If you think “how to manage your data” at the beginning and during the project and know what you plan to do with it at the end of the project, the process at the end will be easier. However, what is “good data management”, is up to debate. The FAIR Principles concentrates on making your data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable, so this is a good start. And let’s be honest, some of these things you are probably already doing. In this course, we will be going over all the FAIR Principles and how they are applied in real life. This way, you will already know what to consider, while writing a grant, filling out your data management plan or doing your research. 2021-10-14 12:15:00 UTC 2021-10-14 15:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Estonia Auditorium 1019, Narva mnt 18 (UT Delta Centre), Tartu, Estonia Auditorium 1019, Narva mnt 18 (UT Delta Centre) Tartu Tartumaa Estonia 51009 FAIR data University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science [] Graduate StudentsResearchers 20 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served FAIRdata FAIRnessdata management
  • New Horizons in Alzheimer's Disease (Hybrid edition)

    27 - 28 October 2021

    Leuven, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    New Horizons in Alzheimer's Disease (Hybrid edition) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/new-horizons-in-alzheimer-s-disease-hybrid-edition Alzheimer’s Disease research is accelerating with exciting new insights into molecular and cellular mechanisms. This upcoming conference brings together some of the thought leaders in the field with young investigators to stimulate discussion and interaction. We anticipate further insights into the triangle amyloid, Tau and neuroinflammation and how these might provide novel therapeutic approaches. The following topics will be the focus of this conference: - Genes and environment - Synapse and circuitry - Mechanisms and models of disease - Seeds and spreading of disease Next to an inspiring scientific program, conference participants will have ample networking opportunities (both live and virtual) during the breaks, poster sessions and the conference dinner. **Information for poster submissions** The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation. The best fourteen abstracts will be given a short talk slot in the plenary program. No registration is needed before submitting a abstract. The deadline for abstracts is 27 August 2021. All accepted poster submissions will have a chance to win one of the two SAO Poster Prizes. **SAO sponsored Travel grants and registration waive** SAO will sponsor 10 poster presenters (PhD or postdoc) for a travel grant plus registration fee waive. Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 30 July 2021. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of August. **Speaker line-up** *Session 1: Genes and environment* - Lucía Chávez Gutiérrez VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE - Christopher Glass University of California, San Diego, US - Steven A. Goldman University of Rochester Medical Center, US - Henne Holstege Amsterdam UMC & Amsterdam Alzheimer Center, NL - Christine Van Broeckhoven VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, BE - Sangram S. Sisodia Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago, US - Steven A. Goldman University of Rochester Medical Center, US *Session 2: Synapse and circuitry* - Marc Aurel Busche UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL, UK - Inna Slutsky Tel Aviv University, IL - Tara Spires-jones The University of Edinburgh and UK Dementia Research Institute, UK - Li-Huei Tsai The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory & MIT, US - Matthijs Verhage Vrije Universiteit & Amsterdam University Medical Center, NL Evening keynote: Roger M Nitsch CEO, Neurimmune, CH *Session 3: Mechanisms and models of disease* - Philip L. De Jager Division of Neuroimmunology & Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University Medical Center, US - Jerome Mertens Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US & University of Innsbruck, AT - Anne Rovelet-Lecrux University of Rouen, Inserm UMR1245, FR - Beth Stevens FB Kirby Neurobiology Center; Boston Children's Hospital & Broad Institute Member, US - Tony Wyss-Coray Stanford University, US - Henrik Zetterberg University of Gothenburg, SE and UK Dementia Research Institute, UK. *Session 4: Seeds and spreading of disease* - Luc Buée University of Lille, Inserm, CHU-Lille, FR - Bart De Strooper VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE & UK Dementia Research Institute, UK - Karen E. Duff UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL, UK - Mathias Jucker The Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) & German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), DE - Maiken Nedergaard University of Rochester, Medical Center, US 2021-10-27 08:50:00 UTC 2021-10-28 18:10:00 UTC VIB Conferences KU Leuven, Promotion & Jubileumzaal, Leuven, Belgium KU Leuven, Promotion & Jubileumzaal Leuven Vlaams-Brabant Belgium 3000 Neurology Neurobiology VIB conferences@vib.be Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek [] 300 receptions_and_networkingmeetings_and_conferences [] Alzheimer's DiseaseGenes and environmentSynapse and circuitryMechanisms and models of diseaseSeeds and spreading of diseasetriangle amyloidTauneuroinflammation
  • How to make your messy data usable?

    25 November - 1 December 2021

    How to make your messy data usable? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/how-to-make-your-messy-data-usable More attention is put on what researchers do with the data (and other resources) they produce in recent years, especially in Europe, also in everywhere else. Since most of your data needs to be uploaded to a repository, it is essential that the data is tidy and other people understand and can easily read your data. In this course, in the first part (online 1h lecture) we will be going over how to name your files and variables, version control, compile a data dictionary, and what to do with empty cells. In the second part, OpenRefine software is introduced. With this, you can easily clean up the messy data. For the more practical aspect of using the OpenRefine software, I will share a video that will teach the basics. You can watch it anytime and do the lessons yourself. On three days there will be a 1h slot on Zoom, when you can come and ask any question you have regarding tables and OpenRefine software. 2021-11-25 13:00:00 UTC 2021-12-01 12:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Estonia University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science [] Graduate StudentsResearchers 25 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served FAIRspreadsheetSoftware skills
  • Bioinformatics workflow management

    29 November - 1 December 2021

    Bioinformatics workflow management https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bioinformatics-workflow-management Reproducibility is a cornerstone of good scientific practice. Thanks to funding provided by ELIXIR Training Platform Task 2, we have brought together the biggest names in bioinformatics workflow management for a 3 day practical workshop. We have presentations from the development teams of CWL, Snakemake, Nextflow, nf-core and more. If you want to learn more about the workflow management concepts that will be addressed in this workshop, check out these articles: - [Workflow systems turn raw data into scientific knowledge](https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-02619-z) - [Methods Included: Standardizing Computational Reuse and Portability with the Common Workflow Language](https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.07028) - [Sustainable data analysis with Snakemake](https://f1000research.com/articles/10-33/v1) - [Nextflow enables reproducible computational workflows](https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3820) - [The nf-core framework for community-curated bioinformatics pipelines](https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-020-0439-x) - [Lessons Learned: Recommendations for Establishing Critical Periodic Scientific Benchmarking](https://doi.org/10.1101/181677) ## Details **Organizers**: - [Naveed Ishaque, *Berlin Institute of Health at Charité University Hospital*](naveed.ishaque@charite.de) - Sina Barysch, *EMBL* - Franziska Mueller, *Berlin Institute of Health at Charité University Hospital* - Daniel Wibberg, *CeBiTec, Univerity of Bielefeld* **Target audience:** PhD/postdoc-level bioinformaticians familiar with omics analysis and scripting in python/R. You should already be familiar with some data analysis workflows and ready to take your first steps in trying out a modern workflow management tool. **Places:** 30 attendees - apply soon to avoid disappointment! **Location: virtual via Zoom**. The practical sessions will require use of your own laptop, HPC etc. Please note that you will be expected to set up software environments for the practical sessions before hand. Details on how to do this will be provided in due course. **Dates:** Monday 29th November – Wednesday 1st December. **Contact: for more information email Naveed Ishaque, [naveed.ishaque@bih-charite.de](naveed.ishaque@bih-charite.de)** ## Registration ## Please register via [surveymonkey](https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/GSSG3YY) ![qr](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/92855176/138662567-2dc6d014-32dd-409f-b760-ad5ad0486ced.png) ## Provisional Schedule ### Day 1: Monday 29th November **09:30-12:00: opening remarks** - Naveed Ishaque **09:30-12:00: CWL** - Michael R. Crusoe, *Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), Netherlands* - Celia van Gelder, *Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences, Netherlands* - Fotis E. Psomopoulos, *Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece* Link to material: coming soon... **13:00-14:00: workflUX - The Workflow User eXperience** - Pavlo Lutsik, *German Cancer Research Centre, Germany* - Mei-Ju Chen, *German Cancer Research Centre, Germany* - Clarissa Feuerstein, *German Cancer Research Centre, Germany* Link to material: coming soon... **14:00-15:00: WESkit: GA4GH-compliant workflow execution for stability and production** - Sven Twardziok, *Berlin Institute of Health at Charité University Hospital, Germany* Link to material: coming soon... ### Day 2: Tuesday 30th Nov **09:30-12:00: Snakemake** - Johannes Köster, *University of Duisberg and Essen, Germany* Link to material: [https://snakemake.readthedocs.io/en/stable/tutorial/tutorial.html](https://snakemake.readthedocs.io/en/stable/tutorial/tutorial.html) **13:00-15:00: OpenEBench** - Salvador Capella-Gutierrez, *Barcelona Super Computing Centre, Spain* - Laura Portell, *Barcelona Super Computing Centre, Spain* - Asier Gonzalez, *Barcelona Super Computing Centre, Spain* Link to material: coming soon... **Evening virtual social via gather.town - meet and discuss experiences with your peers and trainers while enjoying your favourite food delivery service!** ### Day 3, Wednesday 1st Dec **09:30-12:00: Nextflow** - Paolo Di Tommaso, *Seqera Labs, Spain* - Evan Floden, *Seqera Labs, Spain* - Luca Cozzuto, *Centre for Genomics Regulation, Spain* Link to material: coming soon... **13:00-15:00: nf-core** - Gisela Gabernet, *University of Tübingen, Germany* - Friederike Hanssen, *University of Tübingen, Germany* Link to material: coming soon... **15:00-15:15: closing remarks** ## Registration ## Please register via [surveymonkey](https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/GSSG3YY) ![qr](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/92855176/138662567-2dc6d014-32dd-409f-b760-ad5ad0486ced.png) ## Poster ![ElixirWorkflowWorkshop2021_v4_800px](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/114547/138683706-16403def-5d8c-4b3e-ac3e-485cb452bd4b.png) **For more information email Naveed Ishaque, [naveed.ishaque@bih-charite.de](naveed.ishaque@bih-charite.de)** 2021-11-29 09:00:00 UTC 2021-12-01 16:00:00 UTC naveed.ishaque@bih-charite.de Virtual (Slack) Virtual (Slack) Bioinformatics Workflows [] naveed.ishaque@bih-charite.de ELIXIRde.NBIEASI-genomics PhD studentsbioinformaticianspost-docs 29 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served bioinformaticsWorkflowsFAIRSnakemakeCWLNextflownf-coreworkflUXWESkitWES
  • The FAIR Principles Lecture (in English)

    31 January 2022

    The FAIR Principles Lecture (in English) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-fair-principles-lecture-in-english-e31a909d-01d0-46d6-8592-8640aa2f6982 In recent years, more attention is put on what researchers do with the data (and other resources) they produce. Especially in Europe, but also everywhere else. The main idea is that when researchers use taxpayers' money, the taxpayers themselves should also have access to the results, free of charge. This means that the research should be published in open access journals and data should be made publicly available. Good data management may help you with that, at least to make the process easier on the whole. If you think “how to manage your data” at the beginning and during the project and know what you plan to do with it at the end of the project, the process at the end will be easier. However, what is “good data management”, is up to debate. The FAIR Principles concentrates on making your data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable, so this is a good start. And let’s be honest, some of these things you are probably already doing. In this course, we will be going over all the FAIR Principles and how they are applied in real life. This way, you will already know what to consider, while writing a grant, filling out your data management plan or doing your research. 2022-01-31 10:00:00 UTC 2022-01-31 13:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Estonia FAIR data University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science [] Graduate StudentsResearchers 25 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served FAIRdata FAIRnessdata management
  • The FAIR Principles Lecture (in English)

    2 February 2022

    The FAIR Principles Lecture (in English) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-fair-principles-lecture-in-english-f8d3d30b-f003-4cc1-9907-a36cbd7b8638 In recent years, more attention is put on what researchers do with the data (and other resources) they produce. Especially in Europe, but also everywhere else. The main idea is that when researchers use taxpayers' money, the taxpayers themselves should also have access to the results, free of charge. This means that the research should be published in open access journals and data should be made publicly available. Good data management may help you with that, at least to make the process easier on the whole. If you think “how to manage your data” at the beginning and during the project and know what you plan to do with it at the end of the project, the process at the end will be easier. However, what is “good data management”, is up to debate. The FAIR Principles concentrates on making your data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable, so this is a good start. And let’s be honest, some of these things you are probably already doing. In this course, we will be going over all the FAIR Principles and how they are applied in real life. This way, you will already know what to consider, while writing a grant, filling out your data management plan or doing your research. 2022-02-02 10:00:00 UTC 2022-02-02 13:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Estonia FAIR data University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science [] ResearchersGraduate Students 25 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served FAIRdata FAIRnessdata management
  • How to make your messy data usable?

    4 - 8 April 2022

    How to make your messy data usable? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/how-to-make-your-messy-data-usable-819fd237-2bb3-4517-9f8c-25a6902f8a4e More attention is put on what researchers do with the data (and other resources) they produce in recent years, especially in Europe, also in everywhere else. Since most of your data needs to be uploaded to a repository, it is essential that the data is tidy and other people understand and can easily read your data. In this course, in the first part (online 1h lecture) we will be going over how to name your files and variables, version control, compile a data dictionary, and what to do with empty cells. In the second part, OpenRefine software is introduced. With this, you can easily clean up the messy data. For the more practical aspect of using the OpenRefine software, I will share a video that will teach the basics. You can watch it anytime and do the lessons yourself. On three days there will be a 1h slot on Zoom, when you can come and ask any question you have regarding tables and OpenRefine software. 2022-04-04 10:00:00 UTC 2022-04-08 14:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Estonia University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science [] Graduate studentsResearchers 25 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served FAIRspreadsheetSoftware skills
  • Metadata and README

    11 April 2022

    Metadata and README https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/metadata-and-readme In general, metadata is the descriptive information about your data. However, what exactly is metadata and how much of it should be included with your data? Good metadata can make up for human fallibilities. People forget and misplace things, and leave research projects taking their knowledge of the research methodology and the data with them. Metadata ensures that we will be able to find the data, use it, preserve and reuse it in the future. Finding Data. Metadata makes it much easier to find relevant data. Most searches are done using text (like a Google search), so formats like audio, images, and video are limited unless text metadata is available. Metadata also makes text documents easier to find because it explains exactly what the document is about. Using Data. To use a dataset, researchers need to understand how the data is structured, definitions of terms used, how it was collected, and how it should be read. Reusing Data. Researchers often want to reuse data collected for another project for their own project. The data still needs to be found and used, but often at a higher level of trust and understanding. Reusing data often requires careful preservation and documentation of the metadata. This means that the metadata provides additional information that helps data consumers to better understand the meaning of the dataset, its structure and to clarify other issues, such as rights and license terms, the organization that generated the data, data quality, data access methods and the update schedule of datasets. Additionally, metadata also gives information about the data in general. What an actual metadata file includes, varies between disciplines and types of data you are working with. However, the documentation for your data should contain the minimum information required to be able to reuse (or understand) the data described. In this lecture, we will be going over what metadata about your dataset should be included when you are sharing it. Additionally, we will also go over some examples on how to write a good README file. 2022-04-11 10:00:00 UTC 2022-04-11 12:00:00 UTC ELIXIR Estonia University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science [] Graduate studentsResearchers 25 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served FAIRmetadataREADME

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