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International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (IWSM) 2017

The 32nd edition of the International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (IWSM) takes place in Groningen (NL) in 2017 (3-7 July 2017). IWSM  is one of the major activities of the Statistical Modelling Society, founded with the purpose of promoting and encouraging statistical modelling in its widest sense. The spirit of the workshop has always been to focus on problems motivated by real life data and on solutions that make novel contributions to the subject. The atmosphere of the workshop is friendly and supportive, with no parallel sessions, with the aim of stimulating the exchange of ideas and experiences related to statistical modelling. Papers focusing on applications with important substantive implications as well as methodological issues are welcome. Submissions by students and young researchers are particularly encouraged.

Link: https://iwsm2017.webhosting.rug.nl

 

Workshop on Computational Models in Biology and Medicine 2017

Joint workshop of the GMDS/IBS-DR working groups "Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics" and "Mathematical Models in Medicine and Biology"

March 2nd-3rd, 2017, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany

Workshop outline

This workshop intends to bring together researchers from different research areas such as bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology, who are interested in modelling and analysis of biological systems or in the development of statistical methods with applications in biology and medicine. A flyer of this workshop is available here.

Keynote speakers

    Michael Meyer-Herrmann, Helmholz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig
    Korbinian Strimmer, Imperial College, London
    Arne Traulsen, MPI for Evolutionary Biology, Plön

Sessions

    Bioinformatics in Infection Research
    Systems Biology and Modelling of the Immune System
    Bioinformatics in Personalized Medicine
    Open Topics

Registration and submission of abstracts

Registration to the workshop is free as long as places are available.
Register and submit your abstracts here. Abstracts may be submitted until January 21st, 2017.

Workshop venue

The workshop will be hosted in the lecture hall "Bayerhörsaal" at the clinical center "Klinikum am Bünteweg" of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Bünteweg 9, 30559 Hannover. The lecture hall is easily accessible by public transport. For details, please check the University's web page.

Bioinformatics for Human Health and Disease

The international symposium “Bioinformatics for Human Health and Disease” is hosted by the Heidelberg Center for Human Bioinformatics (HD-HuB) and will be held on November 7-9, 2016 at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg.

This international symposium is launching a series of annual international conferences on bioinformatics by the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) and covers a diversity of topics concerned with human bioinformatics in disease related contexts, such as clinical genomics, human microbiomes in health and disease, integrative omics analyses, epigenetics, functional annotation and understanding of normal and cancer genome variants, bioimage informatics of cellular and tissue model systems, bioinformatics as a service in biomedical research.

We have assembled an exciting program with international speakers and representatives from the de.NBI network! Please refer to the symposium homepage for more information: https://www.hd-hub.de/symposium

Links: https://www.hd-hub.de/symposium

 

Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis: A Practical Introduction

Duration: 7 - 9 December 2016
Location: Munich, Germany

In a Nutshell:
- Learn the essential computing skills for NGS bioinformatics
- Understand NGS technology, algorithms and data formats
- Use bioinformatics tools for handling sequencing data
- Perform first downstream analyses and find differentially expressed genes

Scope and Topics:
The purpose of this workshop is to get a deeper understanding in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) with a special focus on bioinformatics issues. Advantages and disadvantages of current sequencing technologies and their implications on data analysis will be discovered. The participants will be trained on understanding their own NGS data, finding potential problems/errors therein and finally perform their first downstream analysis (differential gene expression). In the course we will use a real-life RNA-seq dataset from the current market leader illumina.
All workshop attendees will be enabled to perform important first tasks of NGS data analysis themselves. The course layout has been adapted to the needs of beginners in the field of NGS bioinformatics and allows scientists with no or little background in computer science to get a first hands-on experience in this new and fast evolving research topic.


Links:
Website: http://www.ecseq.com/workshops/workshop_2016-08-NGS-Next-Generation-Sequencing-Data-Analysis-A-Practical-Introduction
Flyer: http://www.ecseq.com/workshops/flyer/ecSeq_2016-8_NGS-Introduction.pdf

DNA Methylation Data Analysis Workshop (November 22 - 25, 2016)

  • Learn how bisulfite sequencing works
  • Understand how bisulfite-treated reads are mapped to a reference genome
  • Perform basic analyses (call methylated regions, perform basic downstream analyses)
  • Use shell scripting to create reusable data pipelines
  • Visualize results (ready-to-publish)

Scope & Topic: The purpose of this workshop is to get a deeper understanding of the use of bisulfite-treated DNA in order to analyze the epigenetic layer of DNA methylation. Advantages and disadvantages of the so-called 'bisulfite sequencing' and its implications on data analyses will be covered. The participants will be trained to understand bisulfite-treated NGS data, to detect potential problems/errors and finally to implement their own pipelines. After this course they will be able to analyze DNA methylation and create ready-to-publish graphics.

By the end of this workshop the participants will:

 

  • be familiar with the sequencing method of Illumina
  • understand how bisulfite sequencing works
  • be aware of the mapping problem of bisulfite-treated data
  • understand how bisulfite-treated reads are mapped to a reference genome
  • be familiar with common data formats and standards
  • know relevant tools for data processing
  • automate tasks with shell scripting to create reusable data pipelines
  • perform basic analyses (call methylated regions, perform basic downstream analyses)
  • plot and visualize results (ready-to-publish)
  • be able to reuse all analyses


Links

Website: https://www.ecseq.com/workshops/workshop_2016-07-NGS-DNA-Methylation-Data-Analysis.html
Flyer: https://www.ecseq.com/workshops/flyer/ecseq_2016-7_Methylation.pdf

Meeting der „International Study Group for Systems Biology“

Tagungsort                                                                                                
Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena   
Aula - Hauptgebäude                                              
Fürstengraben 1 • 07743 Jena

Datum
04. - 07. Oktober 2016

Tagungspräsident
Prof. Dr. Stefan Schuster
Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena
Lehrstuhl für Bioinformatik
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2 • 07743 Jena


Schwerpunktthemen
- Infection modelling
- Regulatory interactions and signalling
- Plant physiology and development
- Biological thermodynamics
- Optimality principles
- Multiscale systems medicine
- Metabolic pathway analysis
- Towards whole-cell models

Fachbereiche
Wissenschaftler international aus den Fachbereichen:
- Biologie, Informatik, Mathematik
- Stoffwechsel
- RNA
- Medizin
- Lebenswissenschaften

 
Tagungshomepage
www.isgsb2016.de

 

Workshop 'IT For Life Science @ Bayer', Leverkusen (Germany)

Do you want to improve people`s lives? Here is your chance!

Our workshop “IT For Life Science @ Bayer” is addressed to doctorate or postdoctoral scientists from various scientific disciplines with high affinity to information technology. IT-Experts with very strong background in natural sciences as well as computer scientists with a proven expertise in IT project management are highly welcome to apply. This workshop is also very interesting for graduates in the field of Medical Informatics or Medical Documentation.

Links: http://www.karriere.bayer.de/en/entrylevel/postdocs/it_for_life_science_workshop/index.html

microRNA Analysis Using Next-Generation Sequencing (21 - 23 September 2016)

In a Nutshell:
- Learn the basics of different small non-coding RNAs and their characteristics
- Understand the method of small RNA sequencing
- Find differentially expressed small RNAs
- Perform microRNA gene prediction
- Analyze your small RNAs (microRNA target prediction, functional analysis, etc.)
- Execute popular open-source microRNA tools (miRanallyzer, miRDeep, etc.) on a Windows machine (using a Linux VM)

Scope and Topics:
The purpose of this workshop is to obtain a thorough understanding on the expression profiling of known microRNAs and the prediction of novel microRNA genes using next-generation sequencing technologies (NGS). The participants will be trained to understand both, the data analysis aspects of NGS technologies and the functional implications of small RNAs. Downstream analysis to infer the functional implication of the detected microRNAs will be discussed including target prediction/detection and functional analysis. After this workshop, the participants will be able to perform their own microRNA analysis using up-to-date methods and extract scientific valuable findings.
All workshop attendees will be enabled to perform important first tasks of NGS data analysis themselves. The course layout has been adapted to the needs of beginners in the field of NGS bioinformatics and allows scientists with no or little background in computer science to get a first hands-on experience in this new and fast evolving research topic.

Links:
Website: http://www.ecseq.com/workshops/workshop_2016-05-small-RNA-Seq-microRNA-analysis-using-next-generation-sequencing
Flyer: http://www.ecseq.com/workshops/flyer/ecSeq_2016-5_microRNA-Analysis.pdf

Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis: A Practical Introduction (29 June - 1 Juli 2016)

In a Nutshell:
- Learn the essential computing skills for NGS bioinformatics
- Understand NGS technology, algorithms and data formats
- Use bioinformatics tools for handling sequencing data
- Perform first downstream analyses and find differentially expressed genes

Scope and Topics:
The purpose of this workshop is to get a deeper understanding in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) with a special focus on bioinformatics issues. Advantages and disadvantages of current sequencing technologies and their implications on data analysis will be discovered. The participants will be trained on understanding their own NGS data, finding potential problems/errors therein and finally perform their first downstream analysis (differential gene expression). In the course we will use a real-life RNA-seq dataset from the current market leader illumina.
All workshop attendees will be enabled to perform important first tasks of NGS data analysis themselves. The course layout has been adapted to the needs of beginners in the field of NGS bioinformatics and allows scientists with no or little background in computer science to get a first hands-on experience in this new and fast evolving research topic.


Links:
Website: http://www.ecseq.com/workshops/workshop_2016-03-NGS-Next-Generation-Sequencing-Data-Analysis-A-Practical-Introduction
Flyer: http://www.ecseq.com/workshops/flyer/ecSeq_2016-3_NGS-Introduction.pdf

Spezielle Aspekte von Bioinformatik-Methoden in der MS – basierten Proteomik (28.2.2016)

At this year’s DGMS conference in Hamburg (https://www.dgms2016.uni-hamburg.de/) the service center BioInfra.Prot of the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) organizes the workshop ‘Spezielle Aspekte von Bioinformatik-Methoden in der MS – basierten Proteomik‘. This workshop takes place at 28th of February in Hamburg and is given by two leading German proteomics working groups, which joint forces in the BioInfra.Prot service center.

In order to ensure an efficient and integrative learning experience, the event is divided in smaller modules and combines theoretical foundation with concrete application (hands – on sessions). Particular focus is given to an autonomous analysis of real data sets. The workshop covers special aspects of daily tasks in the context of proteomics data analysis starting with data generation and leading to fully automated data analyses by use of so called ‘workflow systems’.

If you are interested in more detailed information please visit http://www.denbi.de/index.php/11-training-cat/58-dgms.