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3rd Annual Meeting of the European Virus Bioinformatics Center

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the Third Annual Meeting of the European Virus Bioinformatics Center, to be held in Glasgow, UK, 28-29 March 2019. The meeting is jointly organized by the European Virus Bioinformatics Center and the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research.

The meeting will focus on bioinformatics approaches in virology, and we welcome any contributions within this cross-disciplinary field. Sub-topics include (but are not limited to): 
— virus detection, annotation, and characterisation; 
— study of virus populations, phylogeny, and coevolution; 
— outbreak preparedness and virus eradication; 
— virus-host interactions and replication; 
— as well as drug design and vaccines.

Our aim is to bring together experts in virology and bioinformatics, to encourage and assist scientific exchange in both areas and initiate scientific cooperations. 

We are very happy to announce invited talks by:
— Martha Clokie (Dept of Genetics and Genome Biology, Univ of Leicester)
— Stefanie Deinhardt-Emmer (Inst of Medical Microbiology, Univ Hospital Jena)
— Bas E. Dutilh (Theoretical Biology & Bioinformatics, Utrecht Univ)
— Samantha Lycett (The Roslin Institute, Univ of Edinburgh)
— Peter Simmonds (Nuffield Dept of Medicine, Univ of Oxford)
— Volker Thiel (Inst of Virology and Immunology, Univ of Bern)

We welcome contributions as poster presentation, oral presentation and/or journal publication. 
http://evbc.uni-jena.de/events/3rd-evbc-meeting/conference-contributions/

Registration is free of charge. 
http://evbc.uni-jena.de/events/3rd-evbc-meeting/registration/

We are further offering a PhD Travel Award worth 500 EUR sponsored by Viruses to enable a PhD student to attend the 3rd EVBC Meeting:
http://evbc.uni-jena.de/events/3rd-evbc-meeting/phd-travel-award/

We look forward to welcoming old faces and new colleagues who share our excitement for computational virology!
The EVBC Organizers

Links: 

Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis: A Practical Introduction [Munich, 28 - 30 January 2019]

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_2019-02-NGS-Next-Generation-Sequencing-Data-Analysis-A-Practical-Introduction

Bioinformatik für die Strukturbiologie

Am 19. Oktober wird in Basel im Anschluß an das SWISS-MODEL 25th Anniversary Symposium ein Treffen der Initiative 3DBioInfo.ELIXIR stattfinden. Es geht u.a. darum, im Rahmen von ELIXIR strukturbasierte Bioinformatik-Vorhaben zu fördern und zu vernetzten.

European Bioconductor meeting, 6-7.12.18, Munich

The European Bioconductor meeting will take place in Munich on 6 and 7 December 2018. The meeting is aimed at biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, programmers, and software engineers who use or contribute to the Bioconductor project, or are interested in using Bioconductor.

The goals are to:

- foster the exchange of technical expertise

- keep contributors and users up to speed with the latest developments

- coordinate related efforts

The abstract deadline is October 10.

Registration is free but mandatory.

More information at: https://bioconductor.github.io/EuroBioc2018/

ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on Data Driven Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology [15 October 2018]

This free ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on Data Driven Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology in Frankfurt is open to both large and small companies and aims to inform about ELIXIR resources and create a space to network for industry and academia.

What is on the programme?

Sessions include:

Big Data Challenges and Opportunities,

Data driven Biotechnology in Germany and Europe

Services offered by de.NBI and ELIXIR

Flash Talks from companies showcasing their products

Links: https://www.elixir-europe.org/events/sme-event-frankfurt

DNA Methylation Data Analysis Workshop: How to use bisulfite-treated sequencing to study DNA methylation [27.-30.11.2018]

Advance your epigenetics research with NGS methods.

  • 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)


https://www.ecseq.com/workshops/workshop_2018-06-NGS-DNA-Methylation-Data-Analysis

RNA-Seq Data Analysis Workshop [23 - 26 October 2018, Leipzig, Germany]

In a Nutshell:
- Learn the essential computing skills for NGS bioinformatics
- Understand NGS analysis algorithms (e.g. read alignment) and data formats
- Use bioinformatics tools for handling RNA-Seq data
- Compare different approaches for differential expression analysis

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. You will be trained on understanding NGS data formats and handling potential problems/errors therein.

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_2018-05-RNA-Seq-data-analysis

 

Biomedical Informatics Symposium [June 20, 2018]

× Connect with experts in the region

× Gain insights into latest developments in bioinformatics

× Explore regional job opportunities

Computational Analysis becomes ever more important for the advancement of personalized medicine. Bioinformatics accelerate the patient-centric molecular characterization of diseases and lead to a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms thus facilitating the development of novel drugs. Progress in Artificial Intelligence has a strong impact on clinical decision making in diagnosis and treatment. Nowadays, collection of huge amounts of data in the clinic and the lab is straight forward. However, the challenge lies within the analysis to draw the right conclusion from this big data.

This symposium gives researchers, developers and students from the fields of (bio)medicine and (bio)informatics the chance to discuss recent challenges in an interdisciplinary setting and brings together players from research and industry.

Gain insights into the role of biomedical informatics in pharmaceutical companies and get to know the latest developments in image analysis for diagnosis. Discuss methods, findings and the latest bioinformatical approaches. Connect to other researchers and entrepreneurs in the field and explore regional job opportunities.

Links: http://www.ci-3.de/en/events/biomedical-informatics-symposium

2nd Berlin Summer School in NGS Data Analysis 2018 [June 25 - 29, 2018]

In a Nutshell:

- Learn the essential computing skills for NGS bioinformatics
- Understand NGS analysis algorithms (e.g. read alignment) and data formats
- Use bioinformatics tools for handling NGS data
- Perform first downstream analyses for studying genetic variation
- Compare different approaches for differential expression analysis

Scope and Topics:

The purpose of this intense one week summer course is to get a deep 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. You will be trained on understanding NGS data formats and handling potential problems/errors therein. In the summer school we will use a real-life RNA-seq dataset from the current market leader illumina.

All students will be enabled to perform important first tasks of NGS data analysis themselves. The layout of the summer school 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.

In the evenings there will be social events, like a conference dinner, or a guided city tour through Berlin. These are always great networking possibilities.

Links:
Website: http://ecseq.com/summer-school

RNA-Seq Data Analysis Workshop [13 - 16 March 2018]

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In a Nutshell:
- Learn the essential computing skills for NGS bioinformatics
- Understand NGS analysis algorithms (e.g. read alignment) and data formats
- Use bioinformatics tools for handling RNA-Seq data
- Compare different approaches for differential expression analysis

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. You will be trained on understanding NGS data formats and handling potential problems/errors therein.

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_2018-01-RNA-Seq-data-analysis