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  • Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

    14 September - 4 December 2020

    Elixir node event
    Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/metabolomics-understanding-metabolism-in-the-21st-century-9e853a8f-6a6f-40e7-9854-021aa2c07370 Metabolomics is an emerging field that aims to measure the complement of metabolites (the metabolome) in living organisms. The metabolome represents the downstream effect of an organism’s genome and its interaction with the environment. Metabolomics has a wide application area across the medical and biological sciences. The course provides an introduction to metabolomics, describes the tools and techniques we use to study the metabolome and explains why we want to study it. By the end of the course you will understand how metabolomics can revolutionise our understanding of metabolism. This course is designed as a 4-week course and the Educators will support discussions and learning in weeks 1 to 4 responding to questions and comments. The course will remain open for 12 weeks in total; if you join the course after week 5 we encourage you to read posts / comments on the platform to aid your learning. The Educators will answer comments and questions at a lower frequency in weeks 5 to 12. 2020-09-14 09:00:00 UTC 2020-12-04 23:59:00 UTC Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre Metabolomics University of Birmingham bmtc@contacts.bham.ac.uk [] ScientistsPhD studentsMaster studentsUndergraduate students workshops_and_courses [] Metabolomics
  • Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis

    12 October - 6 November 2020

    Elixir node event
    Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/metabolomics-data-processing-and-data-analysis-3855a7d7-cf12-44e8-8d22-d6c252487ce0 This online course explores the tools and approaches that are used to process and analyse metabolomics data. You will investigate the challenges that are typically encountered in the analysis of metabolomics data, and provide solutions to overcome these problems. The materials in this course are delivered via the FutureLearn platform over a four week period, with an estimated learning time of four hours per week. Each week you will work through a number of steps to complete the learning material. A step may include a short video, an article, an exercise with step-by-step instructions, a test or a discussion to interact with your peer or the educators. All of the course material is uploaded to the FutureLearn platform so that you can complete the steps at a convenient time for you. We (the educators) support your learning via social discussions where you will be able post questions and comments to the team of educators and the other learners on the course throughout the 4 weeks. In the final week of the course there is a live question and answer session with the entire team of educators. You will be provided with information to join the question and answer session via the FutureLearn platform and you can post questions in advance. The question and answer session will be recorded and a video uploaded to the FutureLearn platform. If you do not have time to complete the course during the 4-week period you will retain access to the course material to revisit, as you are able. 2020-10-12 09:00:00 UTC 2020-11-06 23:59:00 UTC Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre Bioinformatics Metabolomics University of Birmingham bmtc@contacts.bham.ac.uk [] ScientistsPhD studentsMaster students workshops_and_coursesmeetings_and_conferences [] MetabolomicsData processingData analysis
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolomics

    30 November - 18 December 2020

    Elixir node event
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolomics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/quality-assurance-and-quality-control-in-metabolomics-fc8eb4e0-eaca-4a9a-8c76-1f3bf559d9a1 The application of quality assurance and quality control in the metabolomics field is vital to ensure the collection of high quality data. In this course you will explore the importance of quality assurance and quality control in both untargeted and targeted metabolomics studies. We will explain the difference between quality control and quality assurance and how to apply in your studies and laboratories. You will evaluate the types of quality control samples that can be applied in metabolomics, what is the most appropriate quality control sample to use in your research, and how to apply the data in your quality assurance procedure to produce robust and reproducible data. The materials in this course are delivered via the FutureLearn platform over a three week period, with an estimated learning time of four hours per week. Each week you will work through a number of steps to complete the learning material. A step may include a short video, an article, an exercise with step-by-step instructions, a discussion to interact with your peer and a selection of quizzes, tests and polls to self-assess your own learning. All of the course material is uploaded to the FutureLearn platform so that you can complete the steps at a convenient time for you. We (the educators) support your learning via social discussions where you will be able post questions and comments to the team of educators and the other learners on the course throughout the three weeks. In the final week of the course we will record a summary video where we will respond to questions posted by you during the course. If you do not have time to complete the course during the 3-week period you will retain access to the course material to revisit, as you are able. 2020-11-30 09:00:00 UTC 2020-12-18 23:59:00 UTC Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre Metabolomics University of Birmingham [] ScientistsPhD studentsMasters students meetings_and_conferencesworkshops_and_courses [] MetabolomicsQuality AssuranceQuality Control
  • 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
  • Plant Science for Climate Emergency

    7 - 8 June 2021

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Plant Science for Climate Emergency https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/plant-science-for-climate-emergency Climate change is one of the most serious threats humanity has ever faced. Developing crops that are more resilient to rapidly changing and harsher environments will be crucial for tomorrow’s food production. Green biotechnology offers solutions to maintain high food productivity while preserving the earth’s valuable ecosystems. In addition, plants may also play an important role in mitigating the rising levels of greenhouse gases. This VIB conference ‘Plant Science for Climate Emergency’ aims at reviewing current research on adapting plants to climate change as well as on using plants for mitigating the accumulation of greenhouse gasses. Twenty leaders in plant biotechnology will present the latest developments in sessions focused on drought tolerance, tolerance to high temperatures, salt and flooding tolerance, the effects of climate change on defense systems against insects and pathogens, carbon capturing plants, crop engineering and improvement, nitrogen use efficiency, and much more. Besides an inspiring scientific program, conference participants will have ample networking opportunities during the poster sessions, the reception, and the conference dinner. Deadlines: • Grant submission deadline: 15/03/2021 • Abstract submission deadline: 29/03/2021 • Early Bird deadline: 26/04/2021 • Late registration deadline: 24/05/2021 Speakers: • Tom Beeckman - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE • Wout Boerjan - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE • Hidde Boersma - freelance science journalist, essayist and documentary film maker, NL • Wolfgang Busch - Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US • Jorge Casal - Leloir Institute Foundation, AR • Ana Caño Delgado - Centre For Research In Agricultural Genomics, ES • Laura Dixon - University of Leeds, UK • Tobias Erb - Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, DE • Matthew Gilliham - The University of Adelaide, AU • Cara Haney - The University of British Columbia, CA • Sheng-Yang He - Michigan State University, USA • Gabriel Krouk - French National Centre for Scientific Research, FR • Mark Lynas - British author, journalist & environmental activist with a focus on climate change • Wenbo Ma - University of California Riverside, USA • Donald Richard Ort - University of Illinois, USA • Pierdomenico Perata - Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa, IT • Rashmi Sasidharan - Utrecht University, NL • Motokai Seki - RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, JP • Mechthild Tegeder - Washington State University, USA • Christa Testerink - Wageningen University, NL Information for poster submissions: The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation. The best three abstracts were given a short talk slot in the plenary program. Travel grants: We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending PlantResearch21 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 March 2021. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of March. 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. 2021-06-07 09:00:00 UTC 2021-06-08 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 [] conferences@vib.be [] PhD StudentsAcademicsIndustry [] first_come_first_served []

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