14 materials found

Target audience: Bench biologists 


UNIX Fundamentals

This self-learning tutorial aims to present the UNIX environment and to provide the most basic commands to users with no or very little UNIX knowledge. The examples are taken from various Biological fields but have been chosen carefully to be easily accessible to a wide audience. At the end of...

Keywords: Problem based learning, Programming, Unix

UNIX Fundamentals https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/unix-fundamentals-35adf82d-ae32-449d-9627-43b5d18da8cc This self-learning tutorial aims to present the UNIX environment and to provide the most basic commands to users with no or very little UNIX knowledge. The examples are taken from various Biological fields but have been chosen carefully to be easily accessible to a wide audience. At the end of the course, participants are expected to be able to: Have some understanding on UNIX systems Navigate through the UNIX filesystem Execute and understand some UNIX process commands Correctly set file permissions Perform basic file management Participants are encouraged to follow the tutorial sections sequentially. The tutorial content is sometimes an oversimplification of the Truth - yes, we know! Due to the diversity of computer systems, we will just assume that participants do have access to a terminal. For help, please contact your IT support - or a good friend!Authors are affiliated to the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics: Vassilios IoannidisWith some content provided by Frédéric Schütz, Volker Flegel and Heinz StockingerContent integration by Grégoire Rossier and Vassilios Ioannidis Problem based learning, Programming, Unix Bench biologists Clinical Scientists Graduate Students beginner bioinformaticians biocurators 2014-01-13 2017-10-09
RNA-seq data analysis: from raw reads to differentially expressed genes

This course material introduces the central concepts, analysis steps and file formats in RNA-seq data analysis. It covers the analysis from quality control to differential expression detection, and workflow construction and several data visualizations are also practised. The material consists of...

Scientific topics: Sequencing, RNA, Data architecture, analysis and design, Bioinformatics

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Differential expression, Ngs, Rna seq

RNA-seq data analysis: from raw reads to differentially expressed genes https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/rna-seq-data-analysis-from-raw-reads-to-differentially-expressed-genes This course material introduces the central concepts, analysis steps and file formats in RNA-seq data analysis. It covers the analysis from quality control to differential expression detection, and workflow construction and several data visualizations are also practised. The material consists of 10-30 minute lectures intertwined with hands-on exercises, and it can be accomplished in a day. As the user-friendly Chipster software is used in the exercises, no prior knowledge of R/Bioconductor or Unix ir required, and the course is thus suitable for everybody. Our book RNA-seq data analysis: A practical approach (CRC Press) can be used as background reading. The following topics and analysis tools are covered: 1. Introduction to the Chipster analysis platform 2. Quality control of raw reads (FastQC, PRINSEQ) 3. Preprocessing (Trimmomatic, PRINSEQ) 4. Alignment to reference genome (TopHat2) 5. Alignment level quality control (RseQC) 6. Quantitation (HTSeq) 7. Experiment level quality control with PCA and MDS plots 8. Differential expression analysis (DESeq2, edgeR) -normalization -dispersion estimation -statistical testing -controlling for batch effects, multifactor designs -filtering -multiple testing correction 9. Visualization of reads and results -genome browser -Venn diagram -volcano plot -plotting normalized counts for a gene -expression profiles 10. Experimental design Sequencing RNA Data architecture, analysis and design Bioinformatics Bioinformatics, Differential expression, Ngs, Rna seq Bench biologists Life Science Researchers 2015-12-04 2017-10-09
Perl 1 Training Course - For Programming Beginners

A set of slides from The Sainsbury Laboratory Perl course for absolute beginners

Keywords: Perl, Programming

Perl 1 Training Course - For Programming Beginners https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/perl-1-training-course-for-programming-beginners A set of slides from The Sainsbury Laboratory Perl course for absolute beginners Perl, Programming Beginners Bench biologists 2014-07-03 2017-10-09
Training Bioinformatics in the Cloud

I present the points of view, the challenges and advantages of developing training materials through the cloud.

Keywords: Advanced bioinformatics training, Cloud computing, Training

Training Bioinformatics in the Cloud https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/training-bioinformatics-in-the-cloud I present the points of view, the challenges and advantages of developing training materials through the cloud. Advanced bioinformatics training, Cloud computing, Training Bench biologists beginner bioinformaticians 2014-05-20 2017-10-09
BLAST and multiple sequence alignment (MSA) programs

Background The rapid identification of pathogens infecting livestock is essential to appropriately respond to the threat. The number and the variety of pathogen sequenced genomes have been growing more dramatically these recent years, because of the new sequencing technologies. This wealth of...

Keywords: Blast, E learning, Multiple sequence alignment

BLAST and multiple sequence alignment (MSA) programs https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/blast-and-multiple-sequence-alignment-msa-programs Background The rapid identification of pathogens infecting livestock is essential to appropriately respond to the threat. The number and the variety of pathogen sequenced genomes have been growing more dramatically these recent years, because of the new sequencing technologies. This wealth of new data is very useful to the research field through the development of bioinformatics tools and databases that deal with large amount of sequences. Among them, BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) and MSA () programs are very efficient for protein or nucleotide sequence similarity search. The present course introduces the main biological databases, alignment tool BLAST and Multiple sequence alignments (MSA) programs, and interpretation of results. Goal The ultimate aim is the better management of animal diseases by preparing laboratory technicians, veterinarians and molecular epidemiologists from diagnostic and research laboratories of developing FAO and IAEA member states, to be self-sufficient in the data analysis by interpreting the phylogenetic trees and their relationships. Target audience Researchers, Laboratory technicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists from diagnostic and research laboratories of member states of IAEA and FAO. The concepts are explained in generalized way to help all academicians, researchers, students from all countries working in the field of molecular genetics and epidemiology. AuthorsViral-zone, Swiss-Prot group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics   Blast, E learning, Multiple sequence alignment Bench biologists Biologists Laboratory technicians Researchers Veterinarians 2014-04-28 2017-10-09
Phylogenetics of animal viral pathogens

Background The vast diversity of the pathogens affecting livestock demands a very specific diagnostic procedure in identification and characterization of each pathogen. In this context, the enormous amount of sequence and genotype data is being generated on animal pathogens, which is further...

Keywords: Animal pathogens, E learning, Phylogenetics

Phylogenetics of animal viral pathogens https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/phylogenetics-of-animal-viral-pathogens Background The vast diversity of the pathogens affecting livestock demands a very specific diagnostic procedure in identification and characterization of each pathogen. In this context, the enormous amount of sequence and genotype data is being generated on animal pathogens, which is further useful in understanding their pathogenicity and molecular epidemiology. The usage of this data in developing efficient molecular diagnostic tools needs basic understanding of the phylogenetic analysis. Phylogenetic classification, construction of trees, interpretation unveils the geographical distribution and migration of pathogens which helps in better management of animal diseases. The present course is designed with introduction to phylogenetics, tools, building and interpreting trees and finally its application to veterinary diagnostics. Though the course is driven in veterinary aspects, the same implicates to the human and plant pathogen study. Goal The ultimate aim is the better management of animal diseases by preparing laboratory technicians, veterinarians and molecular epidemiologists from diagnostic and research laboratories of developing FAO and IAEA member states, to be self-sufficient in the data analysis by interpreting the phylogenetic trees and their relationships. Target audience Researchers, Laboratory technicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists from diagnostic and research laboratories of member states of IAEA and FAO. The concepts are explained in generalized way to help all academicians, researchers, students from all countries working in the field of molecular genetics and epidemiology. AuthorsViral-Zone, Swiss-Prot Group at SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics   Animal pathogens, E learning, Phylogenetics Bench biologists Biologists Laboratory technicians Researchers Veterinarians 2014-04-28 2017-10-09
3-day hands-on NGS workshop

This document is the trainee exercise booklet for a 3 day hands-on Next Generation Sequencing workshop developed by Bioplatforms Australia, CSIRO and EMBL-EBI.  This workshop is aimed at bench biologists, PhD students or early career postdoctoral researchers or those new to the analysis of NGS...

Keywords: NGS, ChIPSeq, De novo genome assembly, RNASeq

3-day hands-on NGS workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/3-day-hands-on-ngs-workshop This document is the trainee exercise booklet for a 3 day hands-on Next Generation Sequencing workshop developed by Bioplatforms Australia, CSIRO and EMBL-EBI.  This workshop is aimed at bench biologists, PhD students or early career postdoctoral researchers or those new to the analysis of NGS data and assumes no prior knowledge of bioinformatics. This course covers the following topics: data quality control, read alignment, ChIPSeq, RNASeq and de novo assembly. The workshop starts with the Intro to the shell material from Software Carpentry (http://software-carpentry.org/v4/shell/index.html).  Introductory lectures on each topic are presented before trainees move on that topic. The workshop has been delivered a number of times in different cities in Australia to date, in a roadshow style, and is designed to run on virtual machines on the Australian research cloud. Trainees then use NoMachine NX client to provide a remote desktop like connection to their own dedicated VM for the duration of of the workshop.  Various contributors made this workshop possible and they are credited in the introduction to each section. NGS, ChIPSeq, De novo genome assembly, RNASeq Bench biologists Life Science Researchers PhD students postdocs 2014-01-17 2017-10-09
Introduction to Multiple Sequence Alignments (MSAs) and Phylogenies

Slides used for teaching an introduction to phylogenies and MSAs in the context of phylogenies for the first day of a two-day course on MSAs at Cambridge University, in the UK, in December 2013. Course taught together with Holger Dinkel and Terri Attwood.

Keywords: Molecular evolution, Multiple sequence alignment, Phylogenetics, Protein sequence analysis, Sequence alignment

Introduction to Multiple Sequence Alignments (MSAs) and Phylogenies https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/introduction-to-multiple-sequence-alignments-msas-and-phylogenies Slides used for teaching an introduction to phylogenies and MSAs in the context of phylogenies for the first day of a two-day course on MSAs at Cambridge University, in the UK, in December 2013. Course taught together with Holger Dinkel and Terri Attwood. Molecular evolution, Multiple sequence alignment, Phylogenetics, Protein sequence analysis, Sequence alignment Bench biologists Post-Doctoral Fellows Postgraduate students principle investigators 2013-12-19 2017-10-09
Bioinformatics for Mass spectrometry analysis

This tutorial on Bioinformatics for Mass spectrometry analysis was part of a full series of tutorials that I have organised in 2009 while sitting in the Educational Committee of the European Proteomics Association (EuPA). Some information on bioinformatics tools would need to be verified, but the...

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Mass spectrometry, Protein identification

Bioinformatics for Mass spectrometry analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/bioinformatics-for-mass-spectrometry-analysis This tutorial on Bioinformatics for Mass spectrometry analysis was part of a full series of tutorials that I have organised in 2009 while sitting in the Educational Committee of the European Proteomics Association (EuPA). Some information on bioinformatics tools would need to be verified, but the core of slides is still up to date. It introduces the basic ideas behind mass spectrometry and bioinformatics for protein identification from mass spectrometry data. Bioinformatics, Mass spectrometry, Protein identification Bench biologists PhD students Post-Doctoral Fellows Technicians bioinformaticians master 2013-10-30 2017-10-09
Summarising sets of phylogenies

A presentation given as part of the Basic Evolution Workshop, a trans-African virtual training course (described in this BioEssays article PMID: 21312200; the course wiki is here http://molecevol10.wikispaces.com/). Introduces concepts of splits, consensus trees, consensus networks, describes...

Keywords: Bootstrap, Consensus trees, Phylogenetic splits, Phylogenetics

Summarising sets of phylogenies https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/summarising-sets-of-phylogenies A presentation given as part of the Basic Evolution Workshop, a trans-African virtual training course (described in this BioEssays article PMID: 21312200; the course wiki is here http://molecevol10.wikispaces.com/). Introduces concepts of splits, consensus trees, consensus networks, describes examples of applications of these tools, along with introducing ideas of tree topology and some terminology associated with it. Designed for remote training. Bootstrap, Consensus trees, Phylogenetic splits, Phylogenetics Bench biologists 2013-10-23 2017-10-09
Introduction to Multiple Sequence Alignment

An introduction to multiple sequence alignments (MSAs) for bench biologists delivered as part of the EMBL Australia Masterclass on Protein Sequence Analysis http://oz-masterclass.wikispaces.com/ . Focuses on describing: the "anatomy" of a sequence alignment; two alternative interpretations of...

Keywords: Multiple sequence analysis, Protein structure, Sequence analysis

Introduction to Multiple Sequence Alignment https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/introduction-to-multiple-sequence-alignment An introduction to multiple sequence alignments (MSAs) for bench biologists delivered as part of the EMBL Australia Masterclass on Protein Sequence Analysis http://oz-masterclass.wikispaces.com/ . Focuses on describing: the "anatomy" of a sequence alignment; two alternative interpretations of alignmetns (structural and evolutionary), and ways of building manual and automatic alignments, and an introduction to JalView Multiple sequence analysis, Protein structure, Sequence analysis Bench biologists 2013-10-23 2017-10-09
Introduction to Bioinformatics

An introduction to bioinformatics for bench biologists delivered as part of the EMBL Australia Masterclass on Protein Sequence Analysis http://oz-masterclass.wikispaces.com/ . Focuses on using UniProt to explore different reasons why information inferred by "direct assay" and "prediction" could...

Keywords: Introduction bioinformatics

Introduction to Bioinformatics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/introduction-to-bioinformatics An introduction to bioinformatics for bench biologists delivered as part of the EMBL Australia Masterclass on Protein Sequence Analysis http://oz-masterclass.wikispaces.com/ . Focuses on using UniProt to explore different reasons why information inferred by "direct assay" and "prediction" could be wrong, and what we can do to spot it. Introduction bioinformatics Bench biologists 2013-10-23 2017-10-09
eBioKit

Extensive teaching experience gained by conducting bioinformatics training courses in Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius (UoM), SriLanka, Sweden, Chile and Zimbabwe showed that it was difficult to successfully teach and demonstrate several bioinformatics resources, due to and often limited by slow Internet...

Keywords: Advanced bioinformatics training, Introduction bioinformatics

eBioKit https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/ebiokit Extensive teaching experience gained by conducting bioinformatics training courses in Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius (UoM), SriLanka, Sweden, Chile and Zimbabwe showed that it was difficult to successfully teach and demonstrate several bioinformatics resources, due to and often limited by slow Internet access. For that reason a bioinformatics platform, eBioKit  was engineered to ease the administrative burden of regularly updating large databases and installing software. This platform contains more than 300 bioinformatics applications (EMBOSS, Galaxy, Blast, RSAT etc),  and most relevant databases (ENSEMBL, Uniprot, OMIM, PDB, etc) locally, solving the network speed related problems and problems associated with the installation of software. Version 2 of this system has been successfully tested in real world situations both for capacity building and research in Kenya at ILRI, the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA), KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) and The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE). The system has further been deployed in the SANBio bioinformatics network in Southern Africa (10 countries) and Sri Lanka (Version 1) and has recently been adopted by the H3ABioNet African Bioinformatics Network as a platform to provide bioinformatics training and bioinformatics computing services at nodes in the network (http://www.h3abionet.org).  Advanced bioinformatics training, Introduction bioinformatics Bachelor students Bench biologists Life Science Researchers PhD students 2013-10-03 2017-10-09
An Introduction to Unix, Perl and Python

This  course provides an introduction to Unix, Perl and Python. In addition to lecture material (in the form of slides), there are exercises, answers to the exercises and pointers to addition resources.

Keywords: Perl, Python, Unix

An Introduction to Unix, Perl and Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/an-introduction-to-unix-perl-and-python This  course provides an introduction to Unix, Perl and Python. In addition to lecture material (in the form of slides), there are exercises, answers to the exercises and pointers to addition resources. Perl, Python, Unix Bench biologists 2013-07-28 2017-10-09