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  • Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT)

    30 November 2020 - 31 January 2021

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

    7 December 2020

    Prague, Czechia

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to Galaxy online workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-galaxy-online-workshop The workshop is online, please register to obtain connection details. 2020-12-07 13:00:00 UTC 2020-12-07 16:00:00 UTC Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) Flemingovo nám. 542, 542, Flemingovo náměstí, Prague, Czechia Flemingovo nám. 542, 542, Flemingovo náměstí Prague Hlavní město Praha Czechia [] [] [] workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served GalaxyChemistry
  • Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition)

    23 - 24 September 2021

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/genome-engineering-and-synthetic-biology-4th-edition Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology are revolutionizing Life Sciences. Driven by advances in the CRISPR-toolbox for rapid, cheap, multiplex modification of genomes and breakthroughs in DNA synthesis technologies, the pace of progress enabled by these tools in the last years has been breathtaking. The first three editions (September 2013, January 2016, January 2018) were a roaring success and we are pleased to announce the 4th edition of GESB in beautiful Ghent in September, 2020. Travel Grants We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending GESB20 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 24 June 2021. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of June. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not mean being registered for the conference. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation Deadlines: • Early Bird: 30 July 2020 • Late Registration: 26 August 2020 • Abstract deadline: 2 July 2020 Speakers: • Edward Lemke - Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), DE, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), DE & EMBL, DE • Sarah Christine Heilshorn - Stanford University, US • Jane Langdale - University of Oxford, UK • George Guo-Qiang Chen - Tsinghua University, CN • Jason Gammack - Inscripta, US • Janice Chen - Mammoth Biosciences, US • Dan Voytas - University of Minnesota, US & Co-Founder & CSO, Calyxt, US • Alexis Komor - University of California, US • Fred Van Ex - Inari Agriculture, BE • Ross Sozzani - NC State Univeristy, US • Bruno Correia - EPFL, CH • Patrick Yizhi Cai - Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, UK • Tilmann Buerckstuemmer - Aelian Biotechnology, AT • Peter Smibert - New York Genome Center, Techn Innovation lab, US • Tara Deans - University of Utah, US • Jonathan Gootenberg - McGovern Institute, MIT, US • Steve Harvey - CEO Camena Biosciences, UK • Rob Marchmont - VP Sphere Fluidics, UK • Charlie Silver - CEO Mission Bio, US • Bryan Dickinson - The University of Chicago, US • Holger Puchta - Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DE • Ping-Wei Ho - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE • And more to come! 2021-09-23 08:00:00 UTC 2021-09-24 18:00:00 UTC VIB De Bijloke, Bijlokekaai 7, 7, Bijlokekaai, Gent, Belgium De Bijloke, Bijlokekaai 7, 7, Bijlokekaai Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] VIB Conferences team - +32(0)92446611 - conferences@vib.be TakaraTwist Bioscience IndustryPhD studentsAcademics 400 meetings_and_conferences [] genome engineeringSynthetic biologycrisprdna synthetistechnologies

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