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  • Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

    1 January - 31 December 2021

    Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/bacterial-genomes-disease-outbreaks-and-antimicrobial-resistance-b178602b-e29f-4ac7-afbf-5deafd52f8dd # Overview * **Duration**: There is no longer a live period for this course, and there will be no live monitoring of the forums, but you can still join and complete the course throughout 2021. * Free * Certificate of achievement available on satisfactory completion * **CPD Approval**: Royal College of Pathologists (9 credits), Royal College of Nursing (9 credits)** ** ### 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 ### 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 2021-01-01 09:00:00 UTC 2021-12-31 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] bacterialgenomesAMRHDRUK
  • Introduction to R for Biologists (ONLINE LIVE TRAINING)

    28 - 29 July 2021

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to R for Biologists (ONLINE LIVE TRAINING) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-for-biologists-online-live-training-4e284dc9-5b1e-4453-a00f-84146ce92bfd PLEASE NOTE The Bioinformatics Team are presently teaching as many courses live online, with tutors to assist you with instant and personalised feedback and to help you to run/execute the scripts which we will be using during the course. We aim to simulate the classroom experience as closely as possible, with opportunities for one-to-one discussion with tutors and a focus on interactivity throughout. R is one of the leading programming languages in Data Science. It is widely used to perform statistics, machine learning, visualisations and data analyses. It is an open source programming language so all the software we will use in the course is free. This course is an introduction to R designed for participants with no programming experience. We will start from scratch by introducing how to start programming in R and progress our way and learn how to read and write to files, manipulate data and visualise it by creating different plots - all the fundamental tasks you need to get you started analysing your data. During the course we will be working with one of the most popular packages in R; tidyverse that will allow you to manipulate your data effectively and visualise it to a publication level standard. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3894044&course-title=Introduction%20to%20R%20for%20Biologists).'' 2021-07-28 08:30:00 UTC 2021-07-29 16:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Using the Ensembl Genome Browser (ONLINE TRAINING)

    30 September 2021

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Using the Ensembl Genome Browser (ONLINE TRAINING) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/using-the-ensembl-genome-browser-online-training-f8a26f20-facb-424d-9f7b-6fd21fdf3d5c PLEASE NOTE The Bioinformatics Team are presently teaching many courses live online, with tutors available to help you work through the course material on a personal copy of the course environment. We continue to monitor advice from the UK government and the University of Cambridge on resuming in-person teaching back in the training room. The [Ensembl Project](http://www.ensembl.org) provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of, mainly vertebrate, genome sequences. This workshop offers a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of the Ensembl genome browser as well as essential background information. This course will focus on the vertebrate genomes in Ensembl, however much of what will be covered is also applicable to the non-vertebrates (plants, bacteria, fungi, metazoa and protists) in Ensembl Genomes. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3997805&course-title=Using%20the%20Ensembl%20Genome%20Browser).'' 2021-09-30 08:30:00 UTC 2021-09-30 16:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Gene transcripts Gene structure Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Ensembl REST API workshop (ONLINE TRAINING)

    1 October 2021

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Ensembl REST API workshop (ONLINE TRAINING) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-rest-api-workshop-online-training-7f1575d1-0b50-4e85-b3ab-78e4fdd97932 PLEASE NOTE The Bioinformatics Team are presently teaching many courses live online, with tutors available to help you work through the course material on a personal copy of the course environment. We continue to monitor advice from the UK government and the University of Cambridge on resuming in-person teaching back in the training room. The [Ensembl project](http://www.ensembl.org/) provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This workshop is aimed at researchers and developers interested in exploring Ensembl beyond the website. The workshop covers how to use the Ensembl [REST APIs](http://rest.ensembl.org/), including understanding the major endpoints and how to write scripts to call them. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3997816&course-title=Ensembl%20REST%20API%20Workshop).'' 2021-10-01 08:30:00 UTC 2021-10-01 15:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Bioinformaticians and wet-lab biologists who can programGraduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK

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