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Veranstaltungen

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.

 

GCB 2015

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Die German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) ist eine jährliche, internationale Konferenz zu allen Themen der Bioinformatik. Die Konferenz hatte in den letzten Jahren im Schnitt 250 - 300 Besucher. Die GCB 2015 wird vom 27. -30.09.2015 in Dortmund stattfinden.

Organisiert wird die diesjährige GCB von den Bioinformatik-Forschungsgruppen der TU Dortmund, Ruhr-Universität Bochum und der Universität Duisburg-Essen in Kooperation mit der gemeinsamen Fachgruppe für Bioinformatik (FaBI) der GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.), DECHEMA (Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.), GBM (Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e.V.) und GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.).

Weitere Informationen sowie das Programm der Veranstaltung finden sich unter:  http://gcb2015.cs.tu-dortmund.de/

 

RECOMB-CG 2015

13th RECOMB Satellite Conference on Comparative Genomics, RECOMB-CG 2015

Frankfurt, Germany - October 4-7, 2015

https://applbio.biologie.uni-frankfurt.de/recombcg2015

SCOPE

The annual RECOMB-CG satellite conference brings together leading researchers in the mathematical, computational and life sciences to discuss cutting edge research in comparative genomics, with an emphasis on computational approaches and the analysis of novel experimental results. The program includes both invited speakers and contributed talks.

TOPICS

Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • population genomics
  • genome rearrangement
  • comparative tools for genome assembly
  • gene identification and/or annotation
  • comparison of functional networks 
  • phylogenomics
  • genome variation, diversity and dynamics
  • comparative epigenomics
  • genome evolution
  • paleogenomics
  • cancer evolution genomics

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission Deadline: June 19, 2015

Author Notification: July 10, 2015

Final Version due: July 20, 2015

Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: August 28, 2015

Poster Acceptance Notification: September 1, 2015