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Veranstaltungen

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

 

Workshop on Computational Models in Biology and Medicine 2018

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

March 8th-9th, 2018, University of Regensburg, 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.

Keynote speakers

Program

Thursday, March 8, 2018

12:45-13:00 Workshop Opening

Session 1 (Chair: NN)
13:00-13:25
13:25-13:50
13:50-14:15
14:15-14:40

14:40-16:00 Coffee break & poster session

Session 2 (Chair: NN)
16:00-16:45 Keynote 1
16:45-17:10
17:10-17:35
17:35-18:00

19:30 Social event

Friday, March 3, 2017

Session 3 (Chair: NN)
08:30-09:15 Keynote 2
09:15-09:40
09:40-10:05
10:05-10:30

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Session 4 (Chair: NN)
11:00-11:45 Keynote 3
11:45-12:10
12:10-12:35
12:35-13:00

13:00-13:10 Workshop closing

Registration and submission of abstracts

Registration to the workshop is free as long as places are available.
The deadline for registration and abstract submission was January 31th, 2018. Please use this link for registration and abstract submission: goo.gl/U8TqZJ

Workshop venue

The workshop will be hosted in the lecture hall H52 at the WNGB building of the University of Regensburg. The lecture hall is easily accessible by public transport. For details, please check the University's web page.

Organization

The workshop is jointly organized by the GMDS/IBS working groups "Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics" (Klaus Jung, University of Veterinay Medicine Hannover; Holger Fröhlich, University of Bonn) and "Mathematical Models in Medicine and Biology" (Markus Scholz, University of Leipzig; Ingmar Glauche, University of Dresden), as well as Rainer Spang (University of Regensburg) who is also the local organizer.

Registration and abstract submission is possible here: goo.gl/U8TqZJ

11th International Conference on Chemical Structures (ICCS 2018)

The International Conference on Chemical Structures (ICCS) takes place every 3 (4) years in Noordwijkerhout since 1973. It is one of the key conference in Cheminformatics also touching several research fields related to Bioinformatics. The Call for Papers is open (until Feb. 1st 2018), the conference takes place from May 27-31st, 2018.

Supporting Societies: ACS CINF, CSA Trust, CSJ, GDCh CIC, KNCV, RSC, SCS

Metagenomics Analysis with MEGAN6 [Frankfurt, Germany, 17 - 19 October 2017]

In a Nutshell:
- Learn the fundamentals of NGS
- Understand read alignment to a reference database
- Preprocess alignment files for MEGAN6
- Explore results in MEGAN6
- Write small scripts for batch analyses

Scope and Topics:
This introductory workshop provides an intensive training in how to use MEGAN6.

MEGAN6 is a comprehensive toolbox for interactively analyzing microbiome data. It comprises all the interactive tools you need for your metagenomics analysis.

Taxonomic analysis using the NCBI taxonomy or a customized taxonomy such as SILVA
Functional analysis using InterPro2GO, SEED, eggNOG or KEGG
Bar charts, word clouds, Voronoi tree maps and many other charts
PCoA, clustering and networks
Supports metadata
MEGAN6 parses many different types of input

All participants will learn how to use both the Community and Ultimate Editions of MEGAN6. For the latter, everyone will get a free 30 day license key.
Links:
Website: http://www.ecseq.com/workshops/workshop_2017-08-Metagenomics_Analysis_With_MEGAN

Mitgliederversammlung

Der Fachgruppenbeirat lädt herzlich zur nächsten Mitgliederversammlung und zur Wahl des Beirats der Fachgruppe Bioinformatik (FaBI) ein. Sie wird am 20. September 2017 während der GCB 2017 (http://gcb2017.de/) in Tübingen stattfinden.

Ort: Hörsaal N6, Hörsaalzentrum der Universität Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 16, 72076 Tübingen

Beginn: 17:00 Uhr

Ende:   19:00 Uhr

Auf der Tagesordnung der öffentlichen Sitzung stehen folgende Punkte:

  • Verleihung des Dissertationspreises
  • Kurzer Bericht des Beirats
  • die GCB 2018 und Folgejahre
  • Wahl des Beirats 2017 - 2020