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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
  • Translational Immunology

    8 - 9 December 2020

    Gent, Belgium

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

    25 - 29 January 2021

    Galaxy Admin Training https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/galaxy-admin-training-e8fe46a1-a150-4a0d-a33f-e7e8b2653258 Galaxy is an open web based platform for biomedical data integration and analysis. It is deployed at large and small organizations around the world and used in a broad range of biomedical research domains, and across the tree of life. This [workshop](https://gxy.io/gat) will cover introductory and advanced topics you need to know to set up your own production, high-performance and multi-user Galaxy instance. Sessions will be intensive and hands-on, and taught by experienced instructors from the Galaxy Community. Participants will learn how to install, configure, customize, and extend their own Galaxy servers. Topics include tool configuration, authentication and user management, using heterogeneous storage and compute services, and many other topics that will enable you to get your own Galaxy server up and running, performing well, and used by your community. 2021-01-25 09:00:00 UTC 2021-01-29 23:00:00 UTC Galaxy Training Network [] [] Linux system administrators workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served GalaxytrainingSystem Administration
  • GTN Smörgåsbord

    15 - 19 February 2021

    GTN Smörgåsbord https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/gtn-smorgasbord In February 2021, we will organize a global 5-day Galaxy Training event showcasing a wide variety of GTN (Galaxy Training Network) tutorials. This will be an online event, spanning all time zones. All training sessions are pre-recorded, so you can work through them at your own pace, and manage your own time. A large community of GTN trainers will be available via online support to answer all your questions. The program covers a general introduction to the Galaxy platform, NGS Analysis (DNA-seq and RNA-seq), Proteomics, and also features a Choose your own adventure day on Friday, where we encourage you to explore all the tutorials that the GTN training repository has to offer, and follow those that are of interest to you. The GTN tutorials cover a wide range of scientific topics, from NGS to ecology, climate science, machine learning, visualization, and many more. All the tutorials can be found on the GTN website 2021-02-15 09:00:00 UTC 2021-02-19 17:00:00 UTC Galaxy Training Network Zoom, Global Zoom Global [] [] beginner bioinformaticiansintermediate bioinformaticians workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served GalaxyTraining

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