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Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis: A Practical Introduction [23 - 25 October 2019, 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.

Website: 
https://www.ecseq.com/workshops/workshop_2019-06-NGS-Next-Generation-Sequencing-Data-Analysis-A-Practical-Introduction

RNA-Seq Data Analysis Workshop [23 - 26 September 2019, Berlin, 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.

Website: https://www.ecseq.com/workshops/workshop_2019-05-RNA-Seq-data-analysis

 

 

Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the field of Bioinformatics.

The Department of Biosciences at the University of Salzburg invites applications for the position of an

Assistant Professor (tenure track)
(“Assistenzprofessor/in mit Qualifizierungsvereinbarung”)
in the field of Bioinformatics.

Text (englisch):
Expected starting date: 1st March 2020

Duration of employment: 6 years (tenure as Assoc. Prof. if agreed milestones are met in time)
Working time: 40 hours /week

Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to ‘habilitate’, and/or complete additional milestones
within max. 4 years, to establish and perform independent research and teaching, to develop
research and teaching collaborations in the area of “Biosciences” and to participate in
administrative duties, and acquisition of third party funding. Teaching includes offering courses and
lectures (average 4 hours per week, 8 hrs/week after reaching the qualification goal) in German
and English. Candidates are expected to develop and apply bioinformatics methods for the
integration, analysis and interpretation of *omics data (genome, epigenome, exome, transcriptome
and proteome) in the context of biological and biomedical research. Supervision of Bachelor-,
Master- and PhD projects.

Employment requirements/qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD and excellent background
in computational biology, bioinformatics, data science, biostatistics or a related subject, as proven
by peer-reviewed publications in the area of bioinformatics, as well as a proven track record in
analysis and interpretation of large datasets such as high-throughput sequencing data. Relevant
experience in university teaching and acquisition of third party funding, as well as at least one year
of research experience outside Salzburg University, ideally abroad, are also required.

Additional qualifications: We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with proficiency in
programming languages (such as C++, Python), R, Unix/Linux, database systems and code
management; fluency in German and English, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal
skills, the ability to work as part of a team and strong commitment to student supervision.

The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing research efforts, as well as the doctorate school PLUS.

For more information please refer to our website: https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=208727
and feel free to contact Prof. Angela Risch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), phone: + 43 (0) 662 8044 7220.
Interested applicants are encouraged to electronically submit their applications (refer to GZ A 0085/1-2019)
by June 12th, 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (motivation letter, cv and a copy of degree certificates) together
with the following documents:

a. Description of the applicant’s expertise and previous academic performance in research
b. Description of the applicant’s previous experience in teaching and student/theses supervision
c. Concept paper outlining the applicant’s current + future research activities and teaching as well
as her/his envisaged contribution to the academic profile of the Division and the Department
d. Agenda for knowledge transfer and academic management
e. Description of the candidates social and other competences

The hiring and employment are governed by the Austrian University Act (UG 2002) and the Austrian
Employee Act (Angestelltengesetz). The advertised position corresponds to that of an Assistant
Professor, according to § 27 of the Collective Agreement (Kollektivvertrag, KV) for Austrian Universities
with the salary scale A2 (currently at € 4498,40 per month) while an annual salary consists of a fourteenmonth
payment (§§ 48 and 49 (2, 11), KV). The salary level may be subject to an increase through a
change in the KV. For more detailed conditions of employment, please refer to (section a):
https://www.uni-salzburg.at/fileadmin/multimedia/Serviceeinrichtung%20Personal/documents/AssProf_2018.pdf

3rd Berlin Summer School 2019 in NGS Data Analysis


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.

Invited Speakers (short talks):
 
- Prof. Dr. Dr. Steve Hoffmann (University of Jena and Leibniz Institute on Aging)
- Dr. Knut Finstermeier (MPI for Infection Biology, Emmanuelle Charpentier's group)
- Dr. Giovanni Marco Dall'Olio (Glaxo Smith Kline)

Website: www.ecseq.com/summer-school

Converging Imaging and Systems Medicine 2019

Dear colleagues,

it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in our summer school “Converging Imaging and Systems Medicine” funded within the e:Med research program by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The summer school will provide an in-depth training of early-stage researchers to gain a cross-disciplinary knowledge within the fields of multiparametric imaging, histopathology, liquid biopsy, imaging omics and systems medicine.

The summer school will take place from May 20 - 24, 2019 in Castle Ringberg, Germany (close to Tegernsee, see www.schloss-ringberg.de/home). Abstract submission is already possible. The course is limited to 20 participants. For the selected participants all costs associated with course participation and accommodation will be covered. Travel to and from Castle Ringberg has to be organized by the participants themselves, but travel expenses will be subsidized with 100 € per participant.

Deadline abstract submission: 1 March 2019

Confirmed speakers
Theodore Alexandrov, EMBL Heidelberg
Rudi Balling, Luxemburg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
Friedrich Feuerhake, Hannover Medical School
Ben Glocker, Imperial College London
Roberto Goya-Maldonado, University of Götingen
Simon Haas, HI-STEM gGmbH and DKFZ, Heidelberg
Oliver Kohlbacher, Eberhard Karls University / Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
Sven Nahnsen, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Klaus Pantel, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Arvind Pathak, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
Bernd Pichler, University Hospital Tübingen
Markus Rudin, ETH Zürich
Bernhard Spengler, Justus Liebig University Giessen
Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich
Eva Winkler, National Center for Tumor Diseases, Heidelberg University Hospital

Organizing Committee
Bernd Pichler - University of Tuebingen
Oliver Kohlbacher - University of Tuebingen, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology Tuebingen
Julia Mannheim - University of Tuebingen
Tanja Jutzi - e:Med office Heidelberg

Please find all information and application form on www.sys-med.de/conisym and do not hesitate to contact us.

Be encouraged to forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested in joining.

Best regards
Bernd Pichler 

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