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  • NBIS Course: R programming for Life Scientists

    11 - 16 November 2019

    Uppsala, Sweden

    Elixir node event
    NBIS Course: R programming for Life Scientists https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/nbis-course-r-programming-for-life-scientists #training #url: https://nbisweden.github.io/workshop-r-1911/ 2019-11-11 - 2019-11-15, Course | Uppsala R programming foundations for Life Science Links: Course: https://nbisweden.github.io/workshop-r-1911/ Registration form: https://squery.typeform.com/to/XMwVk1  The course covers fundamental concepts of programming and software design focusing on programming in R. We will go through various aspects of R scripting emphasizing the parts useful for life scientists. After introductory lectures on good programming practices, basic software design theory and a brief overview of R, we will delve into programming. We will give you tools to access help and information on R-related challenges and issues, spend some time learning how to install external packages, how to find bugs and address common installation issues. The course will be given by experienced computational biologists from SciLifeLab and Uppsala University. Important dates:  application deadline -- October 20,  acceptance notification — October 25. contact: education@nbis.se 2019-11-11 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-16 00:00:00 UTC Uppsala, Sweden Uppsala Sweden [] jessica.lindvall@scilifelab.se [] [] [] [] #trainingtraining
  • NBIS Course: R programming for Life Scientists

    11 - 16 November 2019

    Uppsala, Sweden

    Elixir node event
    NBIS Course: R programming for Life Scientists https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/nbis-course-r-programming-for-life-scientists-0f47ae33-6003-48ab-b642-c11efbe7fd19 #training #url: https://www.scilifelab.se/events/r-foundations-for-life-scientists/  #url: https://nbisweden.github.io/workshop-r-1911/ 2019-11-11 - 2019-11-15, Course | Uppsala R programming foundations for Life Science Links: Course: https://nbisweden.github.io/workshop-r-1911/ Registration form: https://squery.typeform.com/to/XMwVk1  The course covers fundamental concepts of programming and software design focusing on programming in R. We will go through various aspects of R scripting emphasizing the parts useful for life scientists. After introductory lectures on good programming practices, basic software design theory and a brief overview of R, we will delve into programming. We will give you tools to access help and information on R-related challenges and issues, spend some time learning how to install external packages, how to find bugs and address common installation issues. The course will be given by experienced computational biologists from SciLifeLab and Uppsala University. Important dates:  application deadline -- October 20,  acceptance notification — October 25. contact: education@nbis.se 2019-11-11 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-16 00:00:00 UTC Uppsala, Sweden Uppsala Sweden [] jessica.lindvall@scilifelab.se [] [] [] [] #trainingtraining
  • Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT)

    11 November - 23 December 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-003b5554-1cac-45b9-ae71-cf1656ab62a3 # 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 2019-12-23 23:59:59 UTC Wellcome Genome Campus - Advanced Courses [] advancedcourses@wellcomegenomecampus.org [] [] workshops_and_courses [] comparativegenomicsHDRUK
  • 4th European Conference on Translational Bioinformatics - ECTB2019

    11 - 12 November 2019

    Granada, Spain

    Elixir node event
    4th European Conference on Translational Bioinformatics - ECTB2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/4th-european-conference-on-translational-bioinformatics-ectb2019 We are pleased to present the 4th European Conference on Translational Bioinformatics: Biomedical Big Data Supporting Precision Medicine (#ECTB2019). The fourth ECTB edition follows the successful precedent of previous editions organized in 2016 at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2017 at the European Bioinformatics Institute, UK and in 2018 at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). ECTB2019 will bring together researchers, clinicians, developers, and companies interested in exchanging experiences on the translation of research and innovative developments into healthcare tools and services based on genomics and bioinformatics applications. The conference is organised in collaboration with the University of Granada, Fundación Progreso y Salud (FPS) and the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES). 2019-11-11 10:15:00 UTC 2019-11-12 16:00:00 UTC University of Granada, Fundación Progreso y Salud (FPS) and the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES) Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Granada, 11, Avenida de la Investigación, Granada, Spain Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Granada, 11, Avenida de la Investigación Granada Spain Biomedical science Genomics Bioinformatics Translational medicine University of Granada [] ResearchersCliniciansDevelopersCompanies meetings_and_conferences [] Translational researchTranslational Bioinformaticsbiomedical applicationsBig DataPrecision MedicineGenomicsBioinformaticsClinical BioinformaticstoolsservicesHealthcareApplications
  • Assembly of long-read sequencing (2 days)

    12 - 13 November 2019

    Brisbane, Australia

    Assembly of long-read sequencing (2 days) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/assembly-of-long-read-sequencing-2-days-a1383ac8-7ceb-429e-9360-61be939cbcdb 2019-11-12 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-13 17:00:00 UTC QFAB Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Australia Bioinformatics [] [] [] [] [] bioinformatics RNA-SeqGalaxy
  • Plant Phenotyping

    12 November 2019

    Oeiras, Portugal

    Plant Phenotyping https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/plant-phenotyping Plant phenotyping research has gone through a data revolution with the automation of plant phenotyping platforms, making it critical to adopt good data management practices in order the exploit the torrent of data to its full potential. Concretely, data should be published in a Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) way in order to enable the integration of data from disparate sources and the discovery of new knowledge. Yet, this is one of the more challenging domains to standardize, as it is extremely heterogeneous in terms of experimental settings and types of data. The ELIXIR infrastructure, with prominent contributions from BioData.pt (the Portuguese ELIXIR node) has been tackling this challenge at the European and international level, by developing standards and services to enable the management of plant phenotype-genotype data and its publication in accordance with the FAIR principles. In this workshop, we will be presenting the outcomes of this work from the ELIXIR plant sciences community, featuring a keynote from one of its key members, Dr. Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon (ELIXIR-France), a detailed tutorial about the design and usage of the MIAPPE (Minimum Information About Plant Phenotyping Experiments), a hands-on data annotation and publication session, and a demonstration of ELIXIR’s Plant Data Search service. 2019-11-12 14:00:00 UTC 2019-11-12 19:00:00 UTC ITQB Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Oeiras, Portugal Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier Oeiras Lisbon Portugal 2775-412 Oeiras ITQB NOVA - Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Universidade Nova de LisboaBiodata.pt - Elixir's portuguese node of the european projec [] Life Science ResearchersBiologists, Genomicists, Computer Scientistsplant researchers workshops_and_courses [] Plant PhenotypingGenotypingdata managementbioinformatics
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics using NGS data, Lund

    25 - 29 November 2019

    Lund, Sweden

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to Bioinformatics using NGS data, Lund https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-bioinformatics-using-ngs-data-lund #training #url: https://www.scilifelab.se/events/introduction-to-bioinformatics-using-ngs-data-lund/ More information will follow: https://www.scilifelab.se/education/courses%26training questions? mail education@nbis.se 2019-11-25 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-29 00:00:00 UTC Lund, Sweden Lund Sweden [] jessica.lindvall@scilifelab.se [] [] workshops_and_courses [] #trainingtraining
  • RNA-Seq

    26 - 28 November 2019

    Lund, Sweden

    Elixir node event
    RNA-Seq https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rna-seq-eeffa88f-ba9a-4512-a44d-e29b6be6394f #training #url: https://www.scilifelab.se/events/rna-seq-3/ More information will follow: https://www.scilifelab.se/education/courses%26training questions? mail education@nbis.se 2019-11-26 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-28 00:00:00 UTC Lund, Sweden Lund Sweden [] jessica.lindvall@scilifelab.se [] [] workshops_and_courses [] #trainingtraining
  • Advances in Computational Biology Conference 2019

    28 - 29 November 2019

    Barcelona, Spain

    Elixir node event
    Advances in Computational Biology Conference 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advances-in-computational-biology-conference-2019 The first **Advances in Computational Biology conference – _Fostering collaboration among women scientists_** will bring together researchers working on systems biology, omics technologies, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing with applications to biology from both the public and private sectors. One of the main purposes of the conference is to **visualize and promote the research done by women scientists** and for this reason, all presenters will be women, although the conference is open to everyone. We want to create a space to foster collaborations between scientists, providing an excellent opportunity to share ideas and build research networks. Topics included: - **Learning from Biological Sequences**: population genomics, evolutionary genomics, systems biology, transcriptomics, sequence analysis - **When Computational Biology meets Medicine**: biomedical applications, mutational landscapes, clinical genomics - **Machines Speeding up Research**: high performance computing, machine learning in the life sciences, imaging data analysis, dynamic simulations and algorithm development Key dates: - Open registration: May 6th, 2019 - Abstract submission opens: May 6th, 2019 - **Abstract submission deadline: July 1st, 2019** - Early bird registration deadline: September 15th, 2019 - Registration deadline: November 1st, 2019 - AdvCompBio Conference: November 28th - 29th, 2019 The programme will include poster and oral presentations, as well as keynotes from leading scientists in the computational biology and high-performance computing fields. The keynote speakers of the conference are: **Christine Orengo**, group leader of Orengo Group at University College London, **Natasa Przulj**, group leader of the Life Sciences – Integrative Computational Network Biology at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and **Marie-Christine Sawley**, director of the Exascale Lab at Intel. The confirmed chairs of the conference are: **Alison Kennedy**, director of the STFC Hartree Centre, **Janet Kelso**, group leader of the Minerva Research Group for Bioinformatics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and **Nuria Lopez-Bigas**, leader of the Biomedical Genomics Research Group at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona. Furthermore, the participants will have the opportunity to interact personally with female leaders in the fields of IT, academic research and politics that support the conference. The conference is organised by the Bioinfo4Women programme from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) with the collaboration of IMIM-UPF Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB), the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). It is an affiliate conference of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). 2019-11-28 09:00:00 UTC 2019-11-29 17:00:00 UTC La Pedrera, 92, Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain La Pedrera, 92, Passeig de Gràcia Barcelona Barcelona Spain Imaging Machine learning Computational biology Computer science Biomedical science Sequence analysis Transcriptomics Evolutionary biology Population genomics Omics Systems biology Bioinformatics [] [] ResearchersPhD studentsPostdoctoral studentsComputer scienceComputational biologistsbioinformaticians meetings_and_conferences [] HPCBioinformaticsComputational BiologyArtificial IntelligenceGenomicsTranscriptomicsSystems biologyPopulation GenomicsEvolutinary genomicsSequence Analysisbiomedical applicationsmutational landscapesclinical genomicsImagingdynamic simulationsalgorithmsmachine learning
  • RNA-Seq using R (2 days - Knowledge of R required)

    3 - 4 December 2019

    Brisbane, Australia

    RNA-Seq using R (2 days - Knowledge of R required) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/analysis-of-ngs-data-workshops-advanced-393853d7-8b13-4f51-b774-afb159f5d818 2019-12-03 09:00:00 UTC 2019-12-04 17:00:00 UTC QFAB Translational Research Institute, 37, Kent Street, Brisbane, Australia Translational Research Institute, 37, Kent Street Brisbane Brisbane City Australia Bioinformatics [] [] [] [] [] bioinformaticsGalaxy RNA-Seq
  • NBIS course: Introductory Linux Tutorial for Life Sciences

    10 - 13 December 2019

    classrooms in Stockholm

    Elixir node event
    NBIS course: Introductory Linux Tutorial for Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/nbis-course-introductory-linux-tutorial-for-life-sciences #training #url: https://linux2019.eventbrite.co.uk Course announcement and information: https://www.scilifelab.se/events/introductory-linux-tutorial-for-life-sciences/ Remote participants & classrooms in Stockholm, Umeå and Ljubljana Course leaders: Mihaela Martis-Thiele & Jeanette Tångrot 2019-12-10 09:00:00 UTC 2019-12-13 00:00:00 UTC classrooms in Stockholm classrooms in Stockholm [] jessica.lindvall@scilifelab.se [] [] [] [] #trainingtraining
  • Disorder in Disorders: Pathogenic mechanisms of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

    27 - 31 January 2020

    Disorder in Disorders: Pathogenic mechanisms of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/disorder-in-disorders-pathogenic-mechanisms-of-intrinsically-disordered-proteins Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) are a highly abundant class of proteins that lack stable tertiary and/or secondary structures under physiological conditions. Numerous IDPs are associated with human diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, amyloidoses, neurodegenerative diseases, and diabetes. Overall, intriguing interconnections among intrinsic disorder, cell signaling, and human diseases suggest that protein conformational diseases may result not only from protein misfolding, but also from misidentification, missignaling, and unnatural or nonnative folding. The winter school will alternate lectures to practicals. During lectures, experts of the field will provide students an overview of IDP biological mechanisms that develop pathogenic phenotypes. They will explore the concepts of folding, unfolding and misfolding, highlighting their differences and similarities. Practical exercises aim at transferring to students basic skills for the study of IDPs and will revolve around the use of bioinformatic tools to solve complex problems. The school includes a half-day workshop on ELIXIR interoperability services and support for the IDP Community. 2020-01-27 09:00:00 UTC 2020-01-31 17:00:00 UTC Università degli Studi di Padova - Casa della Gioventù, Via Rio Bianco,12 Università degli Studi di Padova - Casa della Gioventù, Via Rio Bianco,12 Protein properties Protein disordered structure Bioinformatics University of Padova, Italy idpfun@ngp-net.bio.unipd.it [] PhD studentspostdoctoral researchersLife Science Researchers workshops_and_courses first_come_first_servedregistration_of_interest intrinsically disordered proteinsprotein foldingbioinformatics
  • 1st Hands-on Computational Enzyme Design Course

    2 - 5 February 2020

    Brno, Czech Republic

    1st Hands-on Computational Enzyme Design Course https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/1st-hands-on-computational-enzyme-design-course The three-day interactive course will provide the essential theory and hands-on experience on a number of web-based tools suitable for enzyme mining and engineering activity, specificity, enantioselectivity, stability, and solubility. Participants will have the chance to discuss the optimal way to set-up calculations and adequately interpret the results with the developers of these tools. Special time will be devoted to the proteins of interest of the individual participants. At the end of this three-day course, you will be able to independently design proteins for your academic research or commercial application. 2020-02-02 15:00:00 UTC 2020-02-05 20:00:00 UTC Loschmidt Laboratories, Masaryk University University Campus Bohunice, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic University Campus Bohunice, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Brno Brno Czech Republic [] jitkasedlackova@mail.muni.cz [] AcademiaIndustryPhD studentsUndergraduate students workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest bioinformaticsprotein engineeringenzyme miningsoftware tools
  • Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition)

    13 - 14 February 2020

    Leuven, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/applied-bioinformatics-in-life-sciences-3rd-edition Bioinformatics has quickly become an integral part of life sciences research by enabling innovative computational approaches in an increasingly data-dense environment. Inspired by the sold-out editions in 2016 and 2018, VIB (a non-profit life sciences research institute) is organizing this third edition to highlight recent developments in bioinformatics research, and to showcase its impact in medical, agricultural, and biotechnological research. Nationally and internationally renowned speakers will present recent scientific findings in applied bioinformatics. They will shed light on the future perspectives of their research in the following plenary sessions: - Microbial & plant genomics: from simple to complex - Structural bioinformatics and proteomics - Data integration, machine learning and networks - Single cell bioinformatics Besides an inspiring scientific program, conference participants will have ample networking opportunities during poster sessions and the conference dinner. ### Speaker line-up: - Roser Vento, Sanger Institute, UK - Klaus Mayer, Helmholtz Zentrum München, DE - Thijs Ettema, Wageningen University, NL - Rohit Pappu, Washington University, US - Patrick Aloy, Structural Bioinformatics Lab, IRB Barcelona, ES - Helen Parkinson, EMBL-EBI, UK - Nick Loman, University of Birmingham, UK - Daifeng Wang, Stony Brook University, US - Aedin Culhane, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, US - Sushmita Roy, Dept. of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin, US - Olga Vitek, Northeastern University, US - Nikolai Slavov, Northeastern University, US - Evangelia Petsalaki, EMBL-EBI, UK - Ashley Lu, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE - Sofia Forslund, Experimental and Clinical Research Centre (ECRC, a joint venture of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and the Charité University Hospital), DE - Laurent Gatto, De Duve Institute – UC Louvain, BE - Erik Garrison, UC Santa Cruz, US ### Travel Grants We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending ABLS20 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 15 November. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance on 22 November 2019. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not mean being registered for the conference. Scroll down to apply for your grant. 2020-02-13 08:00:00 UTC 2020-02-14 18:00:00 UTC VIB Provinciehuis Provincie Vlaams-Brabant Provincieplein 1 3010 Leuven Belgium, Leuven, Belgium Provinciehuis Provincie Vlaams-Brabant Provincieplein 1 3010 Leuven Belgium Leuven Belgium 3010 Genomics Bioinformatics Data integration and warehousing Machine learning VIBKU Leuven conferences@vib.be [] [] 250 meetings_and_conferences [] bioinformaticsgenomicsProteomicsData Integrationmachine learning
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