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  • Graphical presentation of biological data

    4 November 2011

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Graphical presentation of biological data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/graphical-presentation-of-biological-data 2011-11-04 00:00:00 UTC 2011-11-04 00:00:00 UTC SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Genopode building of the University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Genopode building of the University of Lausanne Lausanne Switzerland Bioinformatics [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Probability Theory and Network Inference

    8 - 11 November 2011

    Basel, Switzerland

    Probability Theory and Network Inference https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/probability-theory-and-network-inference 2011-11-08 00:00:00 UTC 2011-11-11 00:00:00 UTC SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland Biozentrum Basel Switzerland Bioinformatics [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Science

    11 November 2011

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Science https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/high-performance-computing-hpc-in-life-science-d7fc276a-036e-41be-84f6-eed6e654dc72 2011-11-11 00:00:00 UTC 2011-11-11 00:00:00 UTC SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Genopode Building, Lausanne, Switzerland Genopode Building Lausanne Switzerland Bioinformatics [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Best practices in programming

    21 - 22 November 2011

    Bern, Switzerland

    Best practices in programming https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/best-practices-in-programming 2011-11-21 00:00:00 UTC 2011-11-22 00:00:00 UTC SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics main building of the University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland main building of the University of Bern Bern Switzerland Bioinformatics [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advances in Cell Engineerign, Imaging and Screening

    17 - 18 November 2016

    Leuven, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    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

    Elixir node event
    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

    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
  • Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

    30 April - 1 July 2018

    Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-disease-outbreaks-and-antimicrobial-resistance # Overview * **Duration**: 3 weeks, 3 hours per week * Free * Certificate of achievement available on satisfactory completion * **CPD Approval**: Royal College of Pathologists (9 credits), Royal College of Nursing (9 credits) * **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? The increase in resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics is a major global threat to health. Here we explore bacterial genomes and the use of genome sequencing to identify and track these drug resistant bacteria. Join us to discover how genome research is helping scientists and healthcare professionals track disease outbreaks and prevent the rise of antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’. ### Who is the course for? This course will be of interest to scientists, healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers and bioinformaticians. The course offers all learners an opportunity to learn about genomes, disease, and antimicrobial resistance. You require no previous knowledge of genome science to complete the course. ### What do people say about this course? "_I would definitely point students to this resource. Text, videos, and figures were all very well done._" Pablo Tsukayama, Assistant Professor of Microbiology "_A highlight of the course was the introduction to whole genome sequencing – new information for me._" Christine Laws, Medical Doctor “_Exchanging genetic information quickly throughout the world is clearly going to revolutionise the ability to combat disease._” Prue van der Hoorn, Artist # Programme and start dates ### Course start dates This course is repeated twice a year. Next start dates: * 29 October 2018 * April 2019 (exact date TBC) ### ### What topics will you cover? * Diseases caused by bacteria * What bacterial genomes look like * Genome sequencing technology * Mechanisms of transmission and resistance * Genomic epidemiology – tracking the spread of bacterial pathogens * Antimicrobial resistance ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Explain why some bacteria are pathogenic * Explore the structure of bacterial genomes * Describe the uses of different genome sequencing technologies * Investigate how genome data are used to track the spread of bacterial disease * Discuss the role of genome sequencing in stopping the spread of antimicrobial resistance # Educators ## **Lead Educators** **[Dr Adam Reid][1]** I am a senior staff scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute near Cambridge in the United Kingdom. I'm interested in using genomics and bioinformatics to better understand infectious diseases. **[Dr Josie Bryant][2]** I am a Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine. I am working on bacterial genomics and evolution with a focus on within-patient microbial diversity ### Dr Francesca Short I am a scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I am interested in using functional genomics techniques to understand infections caused by the bacterium _Klebsiella pneumoniae_. ## **Programme Lead Educator** **[Professor Nicholas Thomson][3]** 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. ### The course also features interviews with distinguished scientists, including: * **[Mathew Beale][4]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Daryl Domman][5]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Gal Horesh][6]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Catherine Ludden][7]** - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine * **[Tapoka Mkandawire][8]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Julian Parkhill][9]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **Lindsay Pike** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Michael Quail][10]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Susannah J. Salter][11]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Estee Torok][12]** - Addenbrooke’s Hospital and University of Cambridge [1]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/reid-adam-james [2]: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/josie-bryant [3]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/thomson-nicholas-robert [4]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/beale-mathew [5]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/domman-daryl [6]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/horesh-gal [7]: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/ludden.catherine [8]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/mkandawire-tapoka-t [9]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/parkhill-julian [10]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/quail-michael-andrew [11]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/salter-susannah-j [12]: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/et317@medschl.cam.ac.uk # 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 # CDP Approval 2018-04-30 09:00:00 UTC 2018-07-01 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] bacterialgenomesAMRHDRUK
  • Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics

    11 June - 7 September 2018

    Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-from-dna-to-protein-function-using-bioinformatics # Overview * **Duration**: 2 weeks, 5 hours per week * Free * Certificate of Achievement available on satisfactory completion * **CPD Approval**: Royal College of Pathologists (10 credits) * **Start Date**: The course is run ‘live’ for 2 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? Join us in our quest to discover what makes microbes dangerous. Use bioinformatics to probe genomes, to explore and represent DNA and protein sequences. Then, use databases to find protein sequences’ conserved domains and investigate their functions. ### Who is the course for? The course will be of interest to undergraduates, post-graduates, researchers, bioinformaticians, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, healthcare professionals and all those who are interested in learning about the underlying mechanisms of bacterial disease, DNA sequences and protein data, or how to use online analytical tools to probe genomes. The topics covered in this course are applicable to the genomes of all organisms. It is not essential to have previous knowledge or experience in bioinformatics. Scientific terminology is explained. The opportunity to use online computational tools in the context of bacterial genomes will also be of interest to teachers and their 16-18-year-old science and computing students. ### What do people say about this course? "_Clear introduction of the – often viewed as complex – field of bioinformatics_." Mqondisi Tshabalala, PhD student, Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa "_Highlights of the course were the investigations with the databases - these reinforced the learning._" Dr. Alan McLintic, Anaesthesiologist, Faculty of Medicine and Health Scientists, University of Auckland, New Zealand # Programme and start dates ### Course start dates This course is repeated twice a year. Next start dates: * December 2018 (date TBC) * June 2019 (date TBC) ### What topics will you cover? * Bioinformatics tools, DNA and protein sequences * Retrieving DNA and protein sequences from repositories * Databases for protein annotation * Inferring function from sequence ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * assess DNA representations and protein sequences * perform searches in primary databases (repositories) and retrieve gene/protein data * interpret different repository submission formats * investigate biological databases for research * identify the putative function of proteins based on their conserved domains # 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. ### 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. ### 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. ## **Educator** ### 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 Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, interested in bacterial evolution and the spread of infectious disease; provides scientific oversight for this course. The course also features interviews with two distinguished experts: ### Dr Rob Finn Team Leader of EMBL-EBI Sequence Families Team ### Dr Claire Chewapreecha Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow and Lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK, and King Mongkut University of Technology, Thailand. # 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 # CPD Approval 2018-06-11 09:00:00 UTC 2018-09-07 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] bacterialgenomesinformaticsHDRUK
  • 4th Plant Protease and Programmed Cell Death Symposium

    11 - 13 September 2018

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    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

    Elixir node event
    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
  • CAS Personalized Molecular Oncology

    1 October 2018 - 31 July 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Elixir node event
    CAS Personalized Molecular Oncology https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cas-personalized-molecular-oncology The CAS in Personalized Molecular Oncology aims at providing a comprehensive and integrative view of the field, by covering all the aspects involved along the pipeline: (i) tumor biology and genetics, (ii) molecular pathology, (iii) clinical bioinformatics, and (iv) clinical oncology. First of its kind in Switzerland, it will focus on the methodologies used to generate, analyze and interpret patients’ molecular profiles, also touching upon the associated technical, regulatory and ethical challenges. As an important outcome, it will establish a common language between the wide range of professionals involved in the personalized oncology process, from biologists, bioinformaticians, pathologists to clinicians, enabling an efficient and better informed use of e.g. genomic data for both routine clinical practice and clinical research. Moreover, it should empower professionals to develop a vision for their own institution, by critically evaluating the potential benefits and limitations of current and future developments in personalized oncology. The CAS is organized jointly by the University Hospital of Basel, the University Hospital of Lausanne, and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. 2018-10-01 09:00:00 UTC 2019-07-31 17:00:00 UTC SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Pathologie Universitätsspital Basel, 40, Schönbeinstrasse, Basel, Switzerland Pathologie Universitätsspital Basel, 40, Schönbeinstrasse Basel Switzerland University Hospital of BaselSIB Swiss Institute of BioinformaticsUniversity Hospital of Lausanne Dr. Aitana Lebrand Clinical Bioinformatics SIB | Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Ch. des Mines 9 CH-1202 Genève Tel. +41 (0)22 379 02 67 aitana.lebrand@sib.swiss [] Professionals involved in personalized molecular oncology, including laboratory managers, biologists, bioinformaticians, pathologists, geneticists, clinicians and pharmaceutical company employees. workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest Tumor biology and geneticsMolecular pathologyClinical BioinformaticsClinical oncology
  • 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 [] []
  • Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

    29 October - 30 December 2018

    Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-disease-outbreaks-and-antimicrobial-resistance-5dcaec72-97fb-4389-a804-49b94d51f3cc # Overview * **Duration**: 3 weeks, 3 hours per week * Free * Certificate of achievement available on satisfactory completion * **CPD Approval**: Royal College of Pathologists (9 credits), Royal College of Nursing (9 credits) * **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? The increase in resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics is a major global threat to health. Here we explore bacterial genomes and the use of genome sequencing to identify and track these drug resistant bacteria. Join us to discover how genome research is helping scientists and healthcare professionals track disease outbreaks and prevent the rise of antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’. ### Who is the course for? This course will be of interest to scientists, healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers and bioinformaticians. The course offers all learners an opportunity to learn about genomes, disease, and antimicrobial resistance. You require no previous knowledge of genome science to complete the course. ### What do people say about this course? "_I would definitely point students to this resource. Text, videos, and figures were all very well done._" Pablo Tsukayama, Assistant Professor of Microbiology "_A highlight of the course was the introduction to whole genome sequencing – new information for me._" Christine Laws, Medical Doctor “_Exchanging genetic information quickly throughout the world is clearly going to revolutionise the ability to combat disease._” Prue van der Hoorn, Artist # Programme and start dates ### Course start dates This course is repeated twice a year. Next start dates: * 29 October 2018 * April 2019 (exact date TBC) ### ### What topics will you cover? * Diseases caused by bacteria * What bacterial genomes look like * Genome sequencing technology * Mechanisms of transmission and resistance * Genomic epidemiology – tracking the spread of bacterial pathogens * Antimicrobial resistance ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Explain why some bacteria are pathogenic * Explore the structure of bacterial genomes * Describe the uses of different genome sequencing technologies * Investigate how genome data are used to track the spread of bacterial disease * Discuss the role of genome sequencing in stopping the spread of antimicrobial resistance # Educators ## **Lead Educators** **[Dr Adam Reid][1]** I am a senior staff scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute near Cambridge in the United Kingdom. I'm interested in using genomics and bioinformatics to better understand infectious diseases. **[Dr Josie Bryant][2]** I am a Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine. I am working on bacterial genomics and evolution with a focus on within-patient microbial diversity ### Dr Francesca Short I am a scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I am interested in using functional genomics techniques to understand infections caused by the bacterium _Klebsiella pneumoniae_. ## **Programme Lead Educator** **[Professor Nicholas Thomson][3]** 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. ### The course also features interviews with distinguished scientists, including: * **[Mathew Beale][4]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Daryl Domman][5]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Gal Horesh][6]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Catherine Ludden][7]** - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine * **[Tapoka Mkandawire][8]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Julian Parkhill][9]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **Lindsay Pike** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Michael Quail][10]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Susannah J. Salter][11]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Estee Torok][12]** - Addenbrooke’s Hospital and University of Cambridge [1]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/reid-adam-james [2]: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/josie-bryant [3]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/thomson-nicholas-robert [4]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/beale-mathew [5]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/domman-daryl [6]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/horesh-gal [7]: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/ludden.catherine [8]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/mkandawire-tapoka-t [9]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/parkhill-julian [10]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/quail-michael-andrew [11]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/salter-susannah-j [12]: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/et317@medschl.cam.ac.uk # 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 # CDP Approval 2018-10-29 09:00:00 UTC 2018-12-30 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] bacterialgenomesAMRHDRUK
  • International Meeting on Optical Biosensors

    15 - 17 November 2018

    Ghent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    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
  • Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics

    26 November 2018 - 20 January 2019

    Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-from-dna-to-protein-function-using-bioinformatics-6bbd442a-5f71-47c9-b144-a6148a92cc56 # Overview * **Duration**: 2 weeks, 5 hours per week * Free * Certificate of Achievement available on satisfactory completion * **CPD Approval**: Royal College of Pathologists (10 credits) * **Start Date**: The course is run ‘live’ for 2 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? Join us in our quest to discover what makes microbes dangerous. Use bioinformatics to probe genomes, to explore and represent DNA and protein sequences. Then, use databases to find protein sequences’ conserved domains and investigate their functions. ### Who is the course for? The course will be of interest to undergraduates, post-graduates, researchers, bioinformaticians, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, healthcare professionals and all those who are interested in learning about the underlying mechanisms of bacterial disease, DNA sequences and protein data, or how to use online analytical tools to probe genomes. The topics covered in this course are applicable to the genomes of all organisms. It is not essential to have previous knowledge or experience in bioinformatics. Scientific terminology is explained. The opportunity to use online computational tools in the context of bacterial genomes will also be of interest to teachers and their 16-18-year-old science and computing students. ### What do people say about this course? "_Clear introduction of the – often viewed as complex – field of bioinformatics_." Mqondisi Tshabalala, PhD student, Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa "_Highlights of the course were the investigations with the databases - these reinforced the learning._" Dr. Alan McLintic, Anaesthesiologist, Faculty of Medicine and Health Scientists, University of Auckland, New Zealand # Programme and start dates ### Course start dates This course will be repeated: Next start dates: * September 2019 (date TBC) ### What topics will you cover? * Bioinformatics tools, DNA and protein sequences * Retrieving DNA and protein sequences from repositories * Databases for protein annotation * Inferring function from sequence ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * assess DNA representations and protein sequences * perform searches in primary databases (repositories) and retrieve gene/protein data * interpret different repository submission formats * investigate biological databases for research * identify the putative function of proteins based on their conserved domains # 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. ### 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. ### 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. ## **Educator** ### 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 Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, interested in bacterial evolution and the spread of infectious disease; provides scientific oversight for this course. The course also features interviews with two distinguished experts: ### Dr Rob Finn Team Leader of EMBL-EBI Sequence Families Team ### Dr Claire Chewapreecha Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow and Lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK, and King Mongkut University of Technology, Thailand. # 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 # CPD Approval 2018-11-26 09:00:00 UTC 2019-01-20 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] bacterialgenomesinformaticsHDRUK
  • Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics

    26 November 2018 - 20 January 2019

    Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-from-dna-to-protein-function-using-bioinformatics-d721b62f-786e-4b31-8f96-6eed015dc319 # Overview * **Duration**: 2 weeks, 5 hours per week * Free * Certificate of Achievement available on satisfactory completion * **CPD Approval**: Royal College of Pathologists (10 credits) * **Start Date**: The course is run ‘live’ for 2 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? Join us in our quest to discover what makes microbes dangerous. Use bioinformatics to probe genomes, to explore and represent DNA and protein sequences. Then, use databases to find protein sequences’ conserved domains and investigate their functions. ### Who is the course for? The course will be of interest to undergraduates, post-graduates, researchers, bioinformaticians, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, healthcare professionals and all those who are interested in learning about the underlying mechanisms of bacterial disease, DNA sequences and protein data, or how to use online analytical tools to probe genomes. The topics covered in this course are applicable to the genomes of all organisms. It is not essential to have previous knowledge or experience in bioinformatics. Scientific terminology is explained. The opportunity to use online computational tools in the context of bacterial genomes will also be of interest to teachers and their 16-18-year-old science and computing students. ### What do people say about this course? "_Clear introduction of the – often viewed as complex – field of bioinformatics_." Mqondisi Tshabalala, PhD student, Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa "_Highlights of the course were the investigations with the databases - these reinforced the learning._" Dr. Alan McLintic, Anaesthesiologist, Faculty of Medicine and Health Scientists, University of Auckland, New Zealand # Programme and start dates ### Course start dates This course will be repeated: Next start dates: * May/June 2019 (date TBC) ### What topics will you cover? * Bioinformatics tools, DNA and protein sequences * Retrieving DNA and protein sequences from repositories * Databases for protein annotation * Inferring function from sequence ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * assess DNA representations and protein sequences * perform searches in primary databases (repositories) and retrieve gene/protein data * interpret different repository submission formats * investigate biological databases for research * identify the putative function of proteins based on their conserved domains # 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. ### 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. ### 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. ## **Educator** ### 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 Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, interested in bacterial evolution and the spread of infectious disease; provides scientific oversight for this course. The course also features interviews with two distinguished experts: ### Dr Rob Finn Team Leader of EMBL-EBI Sequence Families Team ### Dr Claire Chewapreecha Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow and Lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK, and King Mongkut University of Technology, Thailand. # 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 # CPD Approval 2018-11-26 09:00:00 UTC 2019-01-20 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] bacterialgenomesinformaticsHDRUK
  • 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

    Elixir node event
    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 [] []
  • Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

    13 May - 14 July 2019

    Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-disease-outbreaks-and-antimicrobial-resistance-23eea90b-d4a6-4138-95c2-07152d1241d3 # Overview * **Duration**: 3 weeks, 3 hours per week * Free * Certificate of achievement available on satisfactory completion * **CPD Approval**: Royal College of Pathologists (9 credits), Royal College of Nursing (9 credits) * **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? The increase in resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics is a major global threat to health. Here we explore bacterial genomes and the use of genome sequencing to identify and track these drug resistant bacteria. Join us to discover how genome research is helping scientists and healthcare professionals track disease outbreaks and prevent the rise of antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’. ### Who is the course for? This course will be of interest to scientists, healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers and bioinformaticians. The course offers all learners an opportunity to learn about genomes, disease, and antimicrobial resistance. You require no previous knowledge of genome science to complete the course. ### What do people say about this course? "_I would definitely point students to this resource. Text, videos, and figures were all very well done._" Pablo Tsukayama, Assistant Professor of Microbiology "_A highlight of the course was the introduction to whole genome sequencing – new information for me._" Christine Laws, Medical Doctor “_Exchanging genetic information quickly throughout the world is clearly going to revolutionise the ability to combat disease._” Prue van der Hoorn, Artist # Programme and start dates ### Course start dates This course is repeated twice a year. ### What topics will you cover? * Diseases caused by bacteria * What bacterial genomes look like * Genome sequencing technology * Mechanisms of transmission and resistance * Genomic epidemiology – tracking the spread of bacterial pathogens * Antimicrobial resistance ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Explain why some bacteria are pathogenic * Explore the structure of bacterial genomes * Describe the uses of different genome sequencing technologies * Investigate how genome data are used to track the spread of bacterial disease * Discuss the role of genome sequencing in stopping the spread of antimicrobial resistance # Educators ## **Lead Educators** **[Dr Adam Reid][1]** I am a senior staff scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute near Cambridge in the United Kingdom. I'm interested in using genomics and bioinformatics to better understand infectious diseases. **[Dr Josie Bryant][2]** I am a Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine. I am working on bacterial genomics and evolution with a focus on within-patient microbial diversity ### Dr Francesca Short I am a scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I am interested in using functional genomics techniques to understand infections caused by the bacterium _Klebsiella pneumoniae_. ## **Programme Lead Educator** **[Professor Nicholas Thomson][3]** 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. ### The course also features interviews with distinguished scientists, including: * **[Mathew Beale][4]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Daryl Domman][5]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Gal Horesh][6]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Catherine Ludden][7]** - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine * **[Tapoka Mkandawire][8]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Julian Parkhill][9]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **Lindsay Pike** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Michael Quail][10]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Susannah J. Salter][11]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Estee Torok][12]** - Addenbrooke’s Hospital and University of Cambridge [1]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/reid-adam-james [2]: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/josie-bryant [3]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/thomson-nicholas-robert [4]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/beale-mathew [5]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/domman-daryl [6]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/horesh-gal [7]: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/ludden.catherine [8]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/mkandawire-tapoka-t [9]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/parkhill-julian [10]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/quail-michael-andrew [11]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/salter-susannah-j [12]: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/et317@medschl.cam.ac.uk # 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 # CDP Approval 2019-05-13 09:00:00 UTC 2019-07-14 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] bacterialgenomesAMRHDRUK
  • 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
  • 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

    Elixir node event
    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
  • What is Genetic Counselling?

    17 June - 1 September 2019

    What is Genetic Counselling? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/what-is-genetic-counselling-33272b00-c84e-4994-8911-d4ff10146f31 # Overview * **Duration:** 6 weeks live, 2 hours per week * **Free** * **Certificate of achievement** available on satisfactory completion * **Start Date:** The course is run ‘live’ for 6 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? Who are genetic counsellors? Who has genetic counselling and what does a genetic counsellor do? On this course, you will find the answers to these questions whilst learning about the role of genetic counselling in healthcare and the genomic era. You will discover why people seek genetic counselling and how it compares in different contexts and countries. You will explore the main skills and knowledge needed of a genetic counsellor, as well as their key responsibilities to patients. You will also discuss the ethical issues of genetic counselling, and its varied opportunities and challenges for the future. ### Who is the course for? This course is designed for healthcare professionals, clinicians, biomedical research scientists, and anyone curious about genetic counselling. Although not required, a basic knowledge of genetics, genetic testing technologies, and inheritance patterns would help support your learning on this course. # Programme ### What topics will you cover? * Why people would see a genetic counsellor * Some of a genetic counsellor’s key tasks * A genetic counsellor’s key skills and knowledge: counselling skills, medical and scientific knowledge * Ethical issues in genetic counselling * What the future might hold for genetic counsellors ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Identify why people have genetic counselling and the different contexts in which people receive genetic counselling * Describe the different skills and knowledges needed by genetic counsellors * Compare genetic counselling in different contexts and different countries * Reflect on some ethical issues that arise in genetic counselling * Discuss the role of genetic counselling in healthcare as we enter the ‘genomic era'. ### What software or tools do you need? No specific software, hardware or other resources are required to complete the course. # Educators ## Lead Educators ### Anna Middleton I am the Chair of the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors in the UK and ROI (2018/19) and Head of Society and Ethics Research at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Connecting Science, Cambridge, UK ### Jonathan Roberts I am a pre-registration genetic counsellor at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. I am also a Staff Scientists at the Wellcome Genome Campus. I conduct my research within the Society and Ethics Research group. # 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 2019-06-17 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-01 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] geneticcounsellingHDRUK
  • Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics

    16 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

    Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-from-dna-to-protein-function-using-bioinformatics-fdf6ec3e-b089-40ae-8065-c648abf3b378 # Overview * **Duration**: 2 weeks, 5 hours per week * Free * Certificate of Achievement available on satisfactory completion * **CPD Approval**: Royal College of Pathologists (10 credits) * **Start Date**: The course is run ‘live’ for 2 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? Join us in our quest to discover what makes microbes dangerous. Use bioinformatics to probe genomes, to explore and represent DNA and protein sequences. Then, use databases to find protein sequences’ conserved domains and investigate their functions. ### Who is the course for? The course will be of interest to undergraduates, post-graduates, researchers, bioinformaticians, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, healthcare professionals and all those who are interested in learning about the underlying mechanisms of bacterial disease, DNA sequences and protein data, or how to use online analytical tools to probe genomes. The topics covered in this course are applicable to the genomes of all organisms. It is not essential to have previous knowledge or experience in bioinformatics. Scientific terminology is explained. The opportunity to use online computational tools in the context of bacterial genomes will also be of interest to teachers and their 16-18-year-old science and computing students. ### What do people say about this course? "_Clear introduction of the – often viewed as complex – field of bioinformatics_." Mqondisi Tshabalala, PhD student, Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa "_Highlights of the course were the investigations with the databases - these reinforced the learning._" Dr. Alan McLintic, Anaesthesiologist, Faculty of Medicine and Health Scientists, University of Auckland, New Zealand # Programme and start dates ### Course start dates This course will be repeated twice a year. ### What topics will you cover? * Bioinformatics tools, DNA and protein sequences * Retrieving DNA and protein sequences from repositories * Databases for protein annotation * Inferring function from sequence ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * assess DNA representations and protein sequences * perform searches in primary databases (repositories) and retrieve gene/protein data * interpret different repository submission formats * investigate biological databases for research * identify the putative function of proteins based on their conserved domains # 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. ### 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. ### 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. ## **Educator** ### 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 Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, interested in bacterial evolution and the spread of infectious disease; provides scientific oversight for this course. The course also features interviews with two distinguished experts: ### Dr Rob Finn Team Leader of EMBL-EBI Sequence Families Team ### Dr Claire Chewapreecha Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow and Lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK, and King Mongkut University of Technology, Thailand. # 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 # CPD Approval 2019-09-16 09:00:00 UTC 2020-01-12 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] bacterialgenomesinformaticsHDRUK
  • 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
  • Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

    4 November 2019 - 5 January 2020

    Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-disease-outbreaks-and-antimicrobial-resistance-982e1f8d-d60b-48d9-aef7-6f83524194f2 # Overview * **Duration**: 3 weeks, 3 hours per week * Free * Certificate of achievement available on satisfactory completion * **CPD Approval**: Royal College of Pathologists (9 credits), Royal College of Nursing (9 credits) * **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? The increase in resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics is a major global threat to health. Here we explore bacterial genomes and the use of genome sequencing to identify and track these drug resistant bacteria. Join us to discover how genome research is helping scientists and healthcare professionals track disease outbreaks and prevent the rise of antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’. ### Who is the course for? This course will be of interest to scientists, healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers and bioinformaticians. The course offers all learners an opportunity to learn about genomes, disease, and antimicrobial resistance. You require no previous knowledge of genome science to complete the course. ### What do people say about this course? "_I would definitely point students to this resource. Text, videos, and figures were all very well done._" Pablo Tsukayama, Assistant Professor of Microbiology "_A highlight of the course was the introduction to whole genome sequencing – new information for me._" Christine Laws, Medical Doctor “_Exchanging genetic information quickly throughout the world is clearly going to revolutionise the ability to combat disease._” Prue van der Hoorn, Artist # Programme and start dates ### Course start dates This course is repeated twice a year. ### What topics will you cover? * Diseases caused by bacteria * What bacterial genomes look like * Genome sequencing technology * Mechanisms of transmission and resistance * Genomic epidemiology – tracking the spread of bacterial pathogens * Antimicrobial resistance ### What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... * Explain why some bacteria are pathogenic * Explore the structure of bacterial genomes * Describe the uses of different genome sequencing technologies * Investigate how genome data are used to track the spread of bacterial disease * Discuss the role of genome sequencing in stopping the spread of antimicrobial resistance # Educators ## **Lead Educators** **[Dr Adam Reid][1]** I am a senior staff scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute near Cambridge in the United Kingdom. I'm interested in using genomics and bioinformatics to better understand infectious diseases. **[Dr Josie Bryant][2]** I am a Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine. I am working on bacterial genomics and evolution with a focus on within-patient microbial diversity ### Dr Francesca Short I am a scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I am interested in using functional genomics techniques to understand infections caused by the bacterium _Klebsiella pneumoniae_. ## **Programme Lead Educator** **[Professor Nicholas Thomson][3]** 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. ### The course also features interviews with distinguished scientists, including: * **[Mathew Beale][4]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Daryl Domman][5]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Gal Horesh][6]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Catherine Ludden][7]** - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine * **[Tapoka Mkandawire][8]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Julian Parkhill][9]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **Lindsay Pike** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Michael Quail][10]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Susannah J. Salter][11]** - Wellcome Sanger Institute * **[Estee Torok][12]** - Addenbrooke’s Hospital and University of Cambridge [1]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/reid-adam-james [2]: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/josie-bryant [3]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/thomson-nicholas-robert [4]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/beale-mathew [5]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/domman-daryl [6]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/horesh-gal [7]: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/ludden.catherine [8]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/mkandawire-tapoka-t [9]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/parkhill-julian [10]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/quail-michael-andrew [11]: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/salter-susannah-j [12]: https://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/directory/et317@medschl.cam.ac.uk # 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 # CDP Approval 2019-11-04 09:00:00 UTC 2020-01-05 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] bacterialgenomesAMRHDRUK
  • 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

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