https://www.hd-hub.de/de-nbier-technical-sessions

Heidelberg has a significant number of research institutes that are known for their expertise in specific fields of biosciences. These institutes support life-scientists who are not only biologists but also informaticians, mathematicians, engineers and experts from many other disciplines, who together constitute a large bioinformatics community. These scientists from different research groups potentially face similar kind of challenges in their day-to-day work and develop highly specialized bio-computational solutions to address them, however, they have limited opportunities to share their ideas and collaborate with each other.

Heidelberg Center for Human Bioinformatics (HD-HuB) of de.NBI is hosting an event series – Technical sessions with de.NBier, in order to provide a common platform to the life-scientists in and around Heidelberg to network with each other and exchange their knowledge. We will organize this event periodically on various technical issues to facilitate discussions and opportunities for scientific networking in an informal set-up over drinks and snacks.

 

 Open

Future events

First Thursday of each month.

The general format of the event is to choose a technical topic every month in Bioinformatics, have two speakers present their experience and knowledge in a 10 minutes talk (something like ignitetalk: http://www.ignitetalks.io/), followed by a general discussion in a world cafe format (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Cafe).
About us: We are the members of HD-HuB (https://www.hd-hub.de), which is one of the partners of The German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure – de.NBI (https://www.denbi.de/), a national infrastructure supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research providing bioinformatics services to life-science and biomedicine users. HD-HuB provides courses and training opportunities in diverse topics, in addition to hosting various events and bio-computational resources to assist researchers in and around Heidelberg.

Educators:
Keynote speaker:
Christophe Blanchet, French Institute of Bioinformatics
Christian Keil, NetApp Deutschland GmbH
Patrick Münch, SVA GmbH
Tommi Nyrönen, Head of ELIXIR Finland
Dario Vianello, EMBL-EBI

de.NBI speakers: Alexander Sczyrba (BiGi), Burkhard Linke (BiGi), Philip Kensche (HD-HuB), Jens Krüger (CIBI), Manuel Prinz (HD-HuB), Christoph Ruttkies (MASH/CIBI), Julian Uszkoreit (BioInfra.Prot), Liren Huang (BiGi), Jan Krüger (BiGi), Oliver Schwengers (BiGi), Jia Yu (BiGi)

Date:
25th June - 1st July 2017

Location:
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 58, Room 0024a

Contents:
The German Network for Bioinformatics Intrastructure (de.NBI) presents the first Summer School on Cloud Computing for Bioinformatics that is organized by the Bielefeld-Gießen (BiGi) Center for Microbial Bioinformatics. The BiGi center is specialized in the field of Omics data analysis for microbes and is well-known for its software platforms (e.g. GenDB, EDGAR). Furthermore, the de.NBI centres in Bochum, Freiburg, Heidelberg and Tübingen are involved in the organization of this workshop. This de.NBI Summer School will focus on the utilisation of Cloud Computing infrastructures for bioinformatics. During the training, participants will gain insight into state-of-the-art Cloud Computing technologies and learn how to efficiently utilize Cloud Computing resources to develop and deploy scalable bioinformatics tools. Participants of the workshop could bring their own tools, which will then be used in a Cloud Computing environment.

Preliminary time table:

Agenda

Learning goals:
Participants will be instructed in the usage of OpenStack based Cloud Computing environments and gain understanding of the possibilities and limitations of Cloud Computing resources for bioinformatics software development and data analysis. The course covers lectures and hands-on sessions by de.NBI speakers and renowned experts in the field.

Prerequisites:
The summer school aims at PhD students, postdoctoral fellows or other scientists with a solid background in bioinformatics and software development. We also expect that participants are familiar with UNIX/Linux systems and have a basic understanding of storage and computing devices. During the practical sessions we will also consider the individual demands of participants if possible.

Keywords:
OpenStack, Docker, Hadoop, Spark, Cloud Services

Tools:
OpenStack, Docker, Hadoop, Spark,

Contact:
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For more information see:https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb08/Inst/bioinformatik/Education/courses/content/denbilss2017

Application deadline: 5th June 2017

Educators:
Keynote speakers: Mark Robinson (University of Zurich), Irmtraud Meyer (Max Delbrück Center), Jernej Ule (University College London)
de.NBI Lecturers: Rolf Backofen (University of Freiburg), Uwe Ohler (Max Delbrück Center), Nikolaus Rajewsky (Max Delbrück Center), Peter Stadler (Leipzig University)

Date:
25 - 29 September 2017

Location:
Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin

Contents:
- Kick-off Symposium
- Introduction to NGS and Galaxy tools for NGS, Practicals
- Background and statistics for RNA-seq, RNA-seq practicals
- Methods for identifying sites for RNA and DNA binding proteins, ChIP-seq + CLIPseq practicals
- RNA structure lectures, RNA structure practicals — Farewell Dinner-

Learning goals:
Enabling participants to perform complex analysis on RNA biology and genomics

Prerequisites:
Some statistics and programming experience will be good to keep up with the course but it is not necessary. Most if not all practicals will be done via a local Galaxy platform (https://usegalaxy.org/)

Keywords:
Computational genomics, RNA-seq, CLIP-seq, ChIP-seq, RNA structure

Tools:
Galaxy

Contact:
Atuna Akalin
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http://compgen.mdc-berlin.de/

Registration:
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