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2 December 2021

A guide to UniProt for students

2 December 20212021WebinarVirtual

Hema Bye-A-Jee

UniProt provides the scientific community with a comprehensive, high-quality and freely accessible resource of protein sequence and functional information. This webinar will guide you through ways in which students and researchers at all career stages may take a structured approach to access the data in the UniProtKB and Proteomes sections of the UniProt protein function database. The webinar will discuss the types of data that can be accessed, and using sequence analysis tools, how this data can be analysed to answer biological questions. We will demonstrate how to find the function of a protein, how the protein components of a pathway may be identified, features of proteins of interest can be compared, similar sections of sequence can be sought in other species and how whole data sets containing all the proteins expressed in an organism can be obtained. By accessing sequence, structural and functional data through UniProt, we want researchers to be part of data’s biological journey and support further work and adventures along the way!  UniProt provides the scientific community with a comprehensive, high-quality and freely accessible resource of protein sequence and functional information. This webinar will guide you through ways in which students and researchers at all career stages may take a structured approach to access the data in the UniProtKB and Proteomes sections of the UniProt protein function database. The webinar will discuss the types of data that can be accessed, and using sequence analysis tools, how this data can be analysed to answer biological questions. We will demonstrate how to find the function of a protein, how the protein components of a pathway may be identified, features of proteins of interest can be compared, similar sections of sequence can be sought in other species and how whole data sets containing all the proteins expressed in an organism can be obtained. By accessing sequence,...

Webinar

Online


3 December 2021

One health: integrating human, animal and environmental health

3 December 20212021ConferenceVirtual

Lucia von Bredow

The 2021 Science & Society Conference will examine the potential societal benefits of the multifaceted One Health methodology, analyse how successful it has been to-date, determine whether One Health could be the key to future pandemic prevention, and ascertain what steps are needed to accelerate implementation. It will explore whether the interpretation of One Health has been biased towards an anthropocentric view of “health”, and it will also seek to answer the question: will something as far-reaching as the COVID-19 pandemic be the catalyst needed to finally make the aspirational goals of One Health a reality? OverviewSpeakersProgrammePractical informationMedia partners Overview EMBL is committed to sharing research advances and sustaining scientific interaction throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to announce that the conference is going virtual and invite you to join us online.  This conference will be virtual and free to all attendees. Conference Overview The One Health movement, which has come to prominence in the last decade, advocates greater cross-sectoral collaboration and communication across the human-animal-environment interface. There has been a long-standing recognition that population health is intrinsically linked to both animal and environmental health, and that issues such as population growth, changes in climate and land use, and the movement of animals and people, have a huge impact on the collective health of our world today....

22nd EMBL Science and Society Conference

Virtual

Registration
03 December 2021

6 December - 9 December 2021

IITM-EMBL-EBI Winter School 2021

6 December 20212021CourseVirtual

IBSE Workshop Team

Computer models are increasingly used by researchers as well as the pharmaceutical industry to investigate disease initiation, progression and therapy. Modelling of biochemical pathways deregulated in disease condition offers mechanistic insights into the pathology; helps to elucidate mechanisms behind drug action and predict dose required for treatment and thereby greatly facilitates fundamental research and drug discovery. Such modelling requires a background in both molecular biology and mathematics.  The four days virtual workshop will train researchers from life science and mathematics to communicate and work together to learn to build and analyse computer models using user-friendly open-source software. The workshop will be jointly organised by the BioModels team from EMBL-EBI along with the Centre for Integrative Biology and Systems Medicine (IBSE) and the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). Various modelling approaches and tools will be introduced to the participants. They will explore a few of the disease-specific computer models from a recent publication, freely available in BioModels repository. Other EMBL-EBI resources including Reactome, IntAct, OmicsDI, PRIDE, ExpressionAtlas will be introduced to the participants. The BioModels team will lead the training on kinetic modelling of signalling pathways, curation and annotation of mathematical models as well as standards in modelling (SBML, SED-ML, etc). The IITM/IBSE team will partner in the training on kinetic modelling approaches, and also introduce other paradigms such as constraint-based modelling (e.g. Flux Balance Analysis (FBA)) for the analysis of metabolic pathways.    An essential agenda in the meeting will be group projects where participants from both experimental and theoretical background would work together to curate mathematical models and submit them to the BioModels repository. This workshop will allow EMBL-EBI to partner with IITM to share expertise on kinetic modelling and gain expertise on the curation of non-kinetic models (specifically, constraint-based models, using the newly developed FBC curation packages) in BioModels repository. Furthermore, this joint workshop would be used as an opportunity for long term partnership with IITM to establish training for EMBL-EBI resources in India, explore the possibility of joint data curation engagement and scientific collaboration. Computer models are increasingly used by researchers as well as the pharmaceutical industry to investigate disease initiation, progression and therapy. Modelling of biochemical pathways deregulated in disease condition offers mechanistic insights into the pathology; helps to elucidate mechanisms behind drug action and predict dose required for treatment and thereby greatly facilitates fundamental research and drug discovery. Such modelling requires a background in both molecular biology and mathematics. The four days virtual workshop will train researchers from life science and mathematics to communicate and work together to learn to build and analyse computer models using user-friendly open-source software. The workshop will be jointly organised by the BioModels team from EMBL-EBI along with the Centre for Integrative Biology and Systems Medicine (IBSE) and the Robert Bosch Centre for...

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Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences, Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences

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7 December - 9 December 2021

Ensembl Browser Virtual Workshop, December 2021

7 December 20212021CourseVirtual

Aleena Mushtaq

Work with the Ensembl Outreach team to get to grips with the Ensembl browser, accessing gene, variation, comparative genomics and regulation data, and mine these data with BioMart. Work with the Ensembl Outreach team to get to grips with the Ensembl browser, accessing gene, variation, comparative genomics and regulation data, and mine these data with BioMart.

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EBI

Registration
06 December 2021

10 December 2021

SARS-CoV-2 – Two years on: science meets the challenge

10 December 20212021ConferenceVirtual

Stephen Cusack, Jürgen Deka, Anna Pyle, David Stuart

OverviewProgrammeSpeakers OverviewProgrammeSpeakersPractical InformationSponsors Overview EMBL is committed to sharing research advances and sustaining scientific interaction throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to announce that the conference is going virtual and invite you to join us online. Conference Overview When the conference takes place it will be two years since the first identification of COVID-19 cases in China in late 2019 and since then the pandemic has become the most devastating challenge to global health for a century. In an unprecedented mobilisation, thousands of scientists world-wide have focused their attention, in a highly collaborative way, on understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the disease it causes and its evolution, and, in developing counter measures. Most remarkably, highly efficient vaccines are now being deployed massively, starting less than...

EMBL Conference

Virtual

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02 December 2021

13 December - 17 December 2021

CABANA Workshop: Plant bioinformatics - analysis of crop genomics data

13 December 20212021CourseVirtual

Juanita Riveros

This course will introduce crop biologists to methods and approaches for analysing crop genomics data for genotyping. During the course participants will learn about genotyping experimental design, variant calling, comparative genomics using Ensembl, analyse variation data with Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor and explore concepts of genome wide association studies (GWAS).  The content will explain how to make use of existing public data, retrieve, submit and share your data with the community. Trainers will cover the basics of diversity analysis using R, before analyzing various genomes to assess diversity, investigating gene-phenotype relationships and microsatellites. The course will be delivered through a combination of hands-on training sessions and lectures. This course will be a virtual event. The content will be delivered over Zoom.  In order to make the most out of the course, you should make sure to have a stable internet connection throughout the week. Computational practicals will be run on EMBL-EBI's virtual training infrastructure; this means there is no need to have a powerful computer to run exercises or a requirement to install complex software before the course.   This course will introduce crop biologists to methods and approaches for analysing crop genomics data for genotyping. During the course participants will learn about genotyping experimental design, variant calling, comparative genomics using Ensembl, analyse variation data with Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor and explore concepts of genome wide association studies (GWAS). The content will explain how to make use of existing public data, retrieve, submit and share your data with the community. Trainers will cover the basics of diversity analysis using R, before analyzing various genomes to assess diversity, investigating gene-phenotype relationships and microsatellites. The course will be delivered through a combination of hands-on training sessions and lectures. This course will be a virtual event. The content will be delivered over Zoom. In order to make the most out of the course, you...

Course

University of Costa Rica (UCR)

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Closed

14 December - 16 December 2021

Virtual Ensembl REST-API Workshop, 14th-16th December

14 December 20212021CourseVirtual

Aleena Mushtaq

Work with Ensembl to master the Ensembl REST API and flexibly access genome-wide data, such as genes, variants, regulatory features, homologues and alignments. Work with Ensembl to master the Ensembl REST API and flexibly access genome-wide data, such as genes, variants, regulatory features, homologues and alignments.

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EBI

Registration
06 December 2021

14 December 2021

Biomedicine, supercomputers and simulations: in silico experiments and its applications in cancer research

14 December 20212021WebinarVirtual

Miguel Ponce de León

Computational simulations of cellular processes (e.g. metabolism, gene expression, signal transduction) are critical tools to formulate mechanistic explanations that facilitate the interpretation of experimental results. However, complex biological processes such as tumour evolution span across different time-space scales. For instance, a population-level description is needed to account for genetic heterogeneity and phenotypic variability due to environmental noise, whereas intracellular models, such as cell signalling networks need to address the effect of mutated genes. In this context, multi-scale models are ideal tools to address systems biology questions as they can consider several time-space scales by combining different approaches into a hybrid simulation. PhysiCell is an open-source, agent-based extensible multi-scale modelling framework that allows simulating complex multicellular systems such as healthy tissues and tumours. At the lowest scale, PhysiCell uses BioFVM solver to simulate the chemical microenvironment using partial differential equations which model the diffusion, uptake and secretion of substrates and signalling molecules. At the cell scale, PhysiCell uses mechanical equations to model individual cell movement, cell-cell interactions, as well as interactions between cells and the microenvironment’s physical components, e.g. as extracellular matrix. Additionally, different cells types and heterogeneous populations can be defined by using different submodels for cell growth, death as well as user-defined custom behaviours. Furthermore, PhysiCell can be extended to provide cell agents with more complex intracellular networks, such as signalling and metabolism. For instance, PhysiBoSS is an addon-based extension that provides cell agents with individual Boolean models of regulatory networks which are simulated using the MaBoSS algorithm. The Boolean model inputs can be connected to different cell variables and their outputs can be used to trigger changes in the cell behaviour. Altogether, PhysiBoSS bridges intracellular dynamics to the population level. Because of its flexibility, the PhysiCell Framework can be applied to a broad range of biological problems related to cancer, immunology, infectious diseases, and microbial ecology, among others. In this webinar, we will introduce the basic concepts of the PhysiCell/PhysiBoSS modelling framework and its HPC-based implementation using different biological examples focusing on applications to treatment optimisation in models of tumour growth. About the speaker Miguel Ponce de León is a recognized postdoctoral researcher at the Computational Biology Group at the Life Science Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). His area of expertise is in the field of systems biology and scientific computation where most of his research has been on reconstruction and simulation of biological networks. His line of research at BSC is the development of systems biology approaches to personalized medicine, with a particular focus on cancer. He uses different modelling approaches to integrate heterogeneous sources of information with two main objectives: 1) developing tools to assist in the decision-making process of choosing the most adequate therapy for specific patients given their unique genetic/background; and 2) improving the knowledge of basic cancer biology. Computational simulations of cellular processes (e.g. metabolism, gene expression, signal transduction) are critical tools to formulate mechanistic explanations that facilitate the interpretation of experimental results. However, complex biological processes such as tumour evolution span across different time-space scales. For instance, a population-level description is needed to account for genetic heterogeneity and phenotypic variability due to environmental noise, whereas intracellular models, such as cell signalling networks need to address the effect of mutated genes. In this context, multi-scale models are ideal tools to address systems biology questions as they can consider several time-space scales by combining different approaches into a hybrid simulation. PhysiCell is an open-source, agent-based extensible multi-scale modelling framework that allows simulating complex...

Webinar

Online


16 December - 17 December 2021

PhD Symposium: The big picture – zooming into life

16 December 20212021ConferenceVirtual

2021 EMBL PhD Symposium Organising Committee

Join us for the 23nd Anniversary of the annual EMBL PhD Symposium. Since its conception in 1999, the EMBL PhD Symposium has evolved into a highly respected scientific meeting, connecting young researchers and high-profile scientists alike. This year, our Symposium centers on the theme “The Big Picture: Zooming into Life”

23rd EMBL PhD Symposium

Virtual

Registration
Closed
Abstract submission
Closed

17 January - 21 January 2022

Deep learning for image analysis

17 January 20222022CourseVirtual

Anna Kreshuk, Constanin Pape, Pejman Rasti, David Rousseau, Martin Weigert

This is a blended learning course on Deep Learning for Image Analysis. OverviewSpeakers and TrainersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsors Overview EMBL is committed to sharing research advances and sustaining scientific interaction throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to announce that the course is going virtual and invite you to join us online. Course Overview The advent of deep learning has brought a revolution in the field of computer vision, including most tasks and research questions concerned with microscopy image analysis. Neural networks have been successfully used for image restoration, classification and segmentation, for the detection of objects and characterisation of their morphology, for high-throughput imaging and large-scale processing in 3D. Despite these advances, training and deployment of such neural networks remains difficult for practitioners of image analysis. The aim of our course is to close this gap...

EMBL Course

Virtual

Registration
Closed

19 January 2022

An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

19 January 20222022WebinarVirtual

Sarah Morgan

EMBL-EBI is the home of the world's most comprehensive range of freely available molecular databases and resources. Our resources help researchers share and analyse data and perform complex queries in many different ways. Join us for a tour of the core data resources at EMBL-EBI. During this webinar, we will introduce the types of data available, how you can search for data and the various ways of getting assistance. We will also discuss the role of EMBL-EBI in making data open and accessible, and how you can include EMBL-EBI data in your workflows.  We will also provide information on further online training to help you learn more about specific topics in bioinformatics and EMBL-EBI resources.  EMBL-EBI is the home of the world's most comprehensive range of freely available molecular databases and resources. Our resources help researchers share and analyse data and perform complex queries in many different ways. Join us for a tour of the core data resources at EMBL-EBI. During this webinar, we will introduce the types of data available, how you can search for data and the various ways of getting assistance. We will also discuss the role of EMBL-EBI in making data open and accessible, and how you can include EMBL-EBI data in your workflows. We will also provide information on further online training to help you learn more about specific topics in bioinformatics and EMBL-EBI resources.

Webinar

Online


20 January 2022

Logic modelling of signalling networks – CellNOpt and CARNIVAL

20 January 20222022WebinarVirtual

Pablo Rodriguez Mier

Reconstruction of signaling networks has been widely utilised in the past, for example to understand aberrations in diseased cells, or to figure out mechanism of drug actions. With the development of high throughput data platforms, it is possible to infer these networks from the data alone, alternatively we could reuse existing knowledge about possible mechanisms reported in literature and interaction databases. The prior knowledge network (PKN) describes the possible interactions among the signaling molecules and connects the perturbations to the measured molecular markers. Different formalisms build different types of models from the PKN, ranging from boolean networks to differential equations. It is then possible to train the models to the measured data using optimisation methods. CellNOpt uses different logic formalisms, which include boolean, fuzzy, probabilistic, and ordinary differential equations models which are trained against (phosphoproteomic) data. On the other hand, similar approaches are used to extract mechanistic insights from multi-omics data using CARNIVAL to train signaling networks from gene expression data using integer linear programming to infer causal paths linking signaling drives with downstream transcripts’ levels. In this webinar, we introduce CellNOpt and CARNIVAL and show how each can be used to build models of signalling networks. About the speaker Dr Pablo Rodriguez Mier is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Julio Saez-Rodriguez’s group at the Joint Research-Center for Computational Biomedicine. He has a background in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to this, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Food Toxicology Research Center of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRAE) in Toulouse, in a project funded by the French National Cancer Institute (INCA). He was in charge of developing new computational methods to understand metabolic dysregulations in cancer due to mutations in the p53 gene and also in key target genes, combining previous biological knowledge with experimental data. Reconstruction of signaling networks has been widely utilised in the past, for example to understand aberrations in diseased cells, or to figure out mechanism of drug actions. With the development of high throughput data platforms, it is possible to infer these networks from the data alone, alternatively we could reuse existing knowledge about possible mechanisms reported in literature and interaction databases. The prior knowledge network (PKN) describes the possible interactions among the signaling molecules and connects the perturbations to the measured molecular markers. Different formalisms build different types of models from the PKN, ranging from boolean networks to differential equations. It is then possible to train the models to the measured data using optimisation methods. CellNOpt uses different logic formalisms, which include boolean, fuzzy, probabilistic, and ordinary...

Webinar

Online


26 January - 27 January 2022

The next generation in infection biology

26 January 20222022ConferenceVirtual

Pedro Beltrao, Maria Bernabeu, Jan Kosinski, Eva Kowalinski, Nassos Typas

OverviewOrganisers and Speakers OverviewOrganisers and SpeakersParticipating OrganisationsProgrammePractical InformationSponsors Overview Conference Overview Infectious diseases are among the most prevalent causes of human illness and death in the world. Pathogens infect humans and all life forms on Earth, being able to cross species barriers, thereby adversely impacting human and planetary health. Fundamental research in Infection Biology is urgently needed to find therapies for longstanding and emerging infectious diseases.  The EMBL Conference: The Next Generation in Infection Biology is a platform for late-stage postdoctoral scientists in the field of infection biology to present their work and connect with the leading European institutions in infection biology. The speakers will be chosen for their track record of research accomplishments and their high-reaching future plans. The audience will have the unique...

EMBL Conference

Virtual

Registration
15 December 2021
Abstract submission
Closed

31 January - 4 February 2022

SymbNET: from metagenomics to metabolic interactions

31 January 20222022CourseVirtual

Jane Reynolds

Run jointly with SymbNET, this virtual course will introduce and discuss state-of-the art tools for understanding microbial communities (metagenomics) and discovering and analysing species interactions in gut microbial communities, with a particular focus on metabolic interactions. The goal will be to enable users to integrate experimental results with the latest computational methods to move from correlative analyses of host-microbiome systems towards mechanistic understanding, using a combination of introductory lectures and hands-on training materials. Virtual course Participants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, trainer Q&A sessions and hands-on training. Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and communication via Slack.  Computational practicals will run on EMBL-EBI's virtual training infrastructure, meaning participants will not require access to a powerful computer or install complex software on their machines. Participants will need to be available between the hours of 09:00-17:30 GMT each day of the course. Trainers will be available to assist, answer questions, and further explain the analysis during these times. About SymbNET SymbNET is a European network for host-microbe interactions research, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project coordinated by FCG-IGC (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal), brings together the world-leading research institutions EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany),  CAU (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany),  and UNIL (Université de Lausanne,  Switzerland), and a local widening partner ITQB NOVA (Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Portugal). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 952537    Run jointly with SymbNET, this virtual course will introduce and discuss state-of-the art tools for understanding microbial communities (metagenomics) and discovering and analysing species interactions in gut microbial communities, with a particular focus on metabolic interactions. The goal will be to enable users to integrate experimental results with the latest computational methods to move from correlative analyses of host-microbiome systems towards mechanistic understanding, using a combination of introductory lectures and hands-on training materials. Virtual course Participants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, trainer Q&A sessions and hands-on training. Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and communication via Slack. Computational practicals will run on EMBL-EBI's virtual training infrastructure, meaning...

Course

Virtual

Registration
06 December 2021

31 January - 4 February 2022

Exploratory analysis of biological data: data carpentry

31 January 20222022CourseVirtual

Renato Alves, Fotis E. Psomopoulos, Christian Schudoma

The missing step between data collection and research progress is a lack of training for researchers in crucial skills for effectively managing and analysing large amounts of data. This hands-on workshop teaches researchers the fundamental data skills they need to conduct their work and provides high-quality, domain-specific training covering the full lifecycle of data-driven research. The domain-specific approach allows participants to tailor the data, content, and tools to reflect the specific data and analysis needs of different areas. OverviewSpeakers and TrainersProgrammePractical InformationSponsors Overview EMBL is committed to sharing research advances and sustaining scientific interaction throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to announce that the course is going virtual and invite you to join us online. Course Overview The missing step between data collection and research progress is a lack of training for researchers in crucial skills for effectively managing and analysing large amounts of data. This hands-on workshop teaches researchers the fundamental data skills they need to conduct their work and provides high-quality, domain-specific training covering the full lifecycle of data-driven research. The domain-specific approach allows participants to tailor the data, content, and tools to reflect the specific data and analysis needs of different areas. Audience The course is aimed at graduate...

EMBL Course

Virtual

Registration
Closed

9 February - 11 February 2022

The epitranscriptome

9 February 20222022ConferenceVirtual

Michaela Frye, V. Narry Kim, Dónal O'Carroll

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsors Overview Conference Overview The regulation of the transcriptome is key to cellular processes that underpin cell biology, development and tissue function. All classes of cellular RNA are subject to post-transcriptional modification, be it by direct chemical modification, editing or non-templated nucleotide additions. It is now emerging that the modification status of the transcriptome is dynamic and responsive to environmental/developmental cues. Together, this has elicited the realisation of an ‘epitranscriptome’ where post-transcriptional RNA modification coupled with recruitment of effector RNA binding proteins dynamically regulates genomic output. Importantly, mutations in setting or reading RNA modifications are causative of many human diseases or congenital disorders. This meeting aims to explore all aspects of this...

EMBO Workshop

Virtual

Registration
02 February 2022
Abstract submission
10 January 2022

14 February - 18 February 2022

CABANA Workshop: Bioinformatics approaches to viruses and genomic surveillance

14 February 20222022CourseVirtual

Juanita Riveros

This workshop will provide training on the use of bioinformatics tools to understand viral pathogens’ sequencing data. Trainees will receive training on viral genome assembly, comparative viral genomics, phylodynamics, metaviromics and downstream applications of this data in research and applied contexts, including public health and policy.   This workshop will provide training on the use of bioinformatics tools to understand viral pathogens’ sequencing data. Trainees will receive training on viral genome assembly, comparative viral genomics, phylodynamics, metaviromics and downstream applications of this data in research and applied contexts, including public health and policy.

Course

Virtual

Registration
05 January 2022

21 February - 2 March 2022

Bioinformatics resources for protein biology

21 February 20222022CourseVirtual

Jane Reynolds

Are you aware of the wide range of protein data resources that can easily be accessed and explored to enhance your research? Do you want to know more about the sequence of your protein and its functions? Wondered whether a structure of your protein exists and how to explore it? Want to know more about the potential complexes and reaction pathways your protein of interest is involved in, giving you a better overview of its biological context? This short virtual course will introduce you to data resources and tools developed by EMBL-EBI that can help you in your protein studies. This course will take place from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 February and on Wednesday 2 March. During the first three days you will learn about how to browse, retrieve and use EMBL-EBI protein data in theory. Those who are interested in learning more about programmatic access to EMBL-EBI protein resources can attend an optional section on this topic on Tuesday afternoon. For an introduction to the concept of web services and how you can use them to access the tools and data available at EMBL-EBI please watch our webinar. You will then be provided exercises for each resource you will work through on your own in the following week, with remote trainer support available if needed. We will meet again on Wednesday 2 March to discuss issues that occurred while working through the material in more detail. All participants will be asked to pre-record a short presentation (three minutes) about their research work as part of the course. These will provide an opportunity to share your research with the other participants and provide a forum for discussion. Further details will be provided for participants once registrations have closed. The event will be virtual and be delivered over Zoom, with additional text communication over Slack.  In order to make the most out of the course, you should make sure to have a stable internet connection throughout the course.   Are you aware of the wide range of protein data resources that can easily be accessed and explored to enhance your research? Do you want to know more about the sequence of your protein and its functions? Wondered whether a structure of your protein exists and how to explore it? Want to know more about the potential complexes and reaction pathways your protein of interest is involved in, giving you a better overview of its biological context? This short virtual course will introduce you to data resources and tools developed by EMBL-EBI that can help you in your protein studies. This course will take place from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 February and on Wednesday 2 March. During the first three days you will learn about how to browse, retrieve and use EMBL-EBI protein data in theory. Those who are interested in learning more about programmatic access to EMBL-EBI protein resources can attend...

Course

Virtual

Registration
07 January 2022

21 February - 25 February 2022

Introduction to RNA-seq and functional interpretation

21 February 20222022CourseVirtual

Meredith Willmott

Gain an introduction to the technology, data analysis, tools, and resources used in RNA sequencing and transcriptomics. The content will provide a broad overview of the subject area, and introduce participants to basic analysis of transcriptomics data using the command line. It will also highlight key public data repositories and methodologies that can be used to start the biological interpretation of expression data. Topics will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, practical exercises, and open discussions. Computational work during the course will use small, example data-sets; and there will be no opportunity to analyse personal data. Virtual course Participants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and trainer Q&A sessions. Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer-led computational exercises. Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and communication via Slack.  Pre-recorded material will be made available to registered participants prior to the start of the course and in the week before the course, there will be a brief induction session. Computational practicals will run on EMBL-EBI's virtual training infrastructure, meaning participants will not require access to a powerful computer or install complex software on their own machines. Participants will need to be available between the hours of 09:30-16:00 GMT each day of the course. Trainers will be available to assist, answer questions, and further explain the analysis during these times. Gain an introduction to the technology, data analysis, tools, and resources used in RNA sequencing and transcriptomics. The content will provide a broad overview of the subject area, and introduce participants to basic analysis of transcriptomics data using the command line. It will also highlight key public data repositories and methodologies that can be used to start the biological interpretation of expression data. Topics will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, practical exercises, and open discussions. Computational work during the course will use small, example data-sets; and there will be no opportunity to analyse personal data. Virtual course Participants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and trainer Q&A sessions. Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer-led computational exercises. Live sessions will...

Course

Virtual

Registration
Closed

22 February - 25 February 2022

Integrative analysis of multi-omics data

22 February 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Wolfgang Huber, Oliver Stegle, Britta Velten

Experimental designs in basic biology research and biomedicine increasingly involve the use of multiple omics technologies to characterise a set of samples e.g. genomic variants, epigenetic marks, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome, functional assays, imaging. This is true for both bulk and single cell analyses. Therefore, data analysis techniques are required that are able to cope with such data in an efficient and generalisable manner. Thus, the proposed advanced course addresses one of the major data challenges scientists face today. Its core objective is to convey the conceptual and mathematical foundations that underpin integrative multimodal data analysis strategies and the practical trade-offs of different methods. OverviewSpeakers and TrainersProgrammePractical InformationSponsors Overview Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required to attend this on-site course. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events. Course Overview Multi-omics studies that combine genomics, transcriptome, proteome and other modalities are increasingly common in fundamental biology research and biomedicine. Using multi-omics experimental designs at bulk or single-cell resolution can help identifying novel biomarkers or reveal insights into biological mechanisms. This course addresses the conceptual and mathematical foundations of state-of-the-art methods for analyzing the data that results from multi-omics studies. The course will provide an overview of advanced applications of multi-omics methods, provide insights into how to select the most appropriate methods and convey practical...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
Closed

6 March - 9 March 2022

Biological oscillators: design, mechanism, function

6 March 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Alexander Aulehla, Hanspeter Herzel, Eve Marder, Ueli Schibler

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsorsAbout Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events.  Conference Overview Are you interested in oscillatory phenomena and biological dynamics? At this symposium, multiple disciplines will come together in order to discuss common mechanisms underlying the generation of oscillations. This meeting provides a unique platform for the emerging new community working at the interface between quantitative biology, complex oscillatory systems, and physics. Oscillations are abundant – from hormonal oscillations with periods of days and months, to genetic fluctuations in the range of hours (circadian clock, embryonic...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Advanced Training Centre

Registration
27 February 2022
Abstract submission
17 December 2021

6 March - 9 March 2022

Biological oscillators: design, mechanism, function

6 March 20222022ConferenceVirtual

Alexander Aulehla, Hanspeter Herzel, Eve Marder, Ueli Schibler

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsorsAbout Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events.  Conference Overview Are you interested in oscillatory phenomena and biological dynamics? At this symposium, multiple disciplines will come together in order to discuss common mechanisms underlying the generation of oscillations. This meeting provides a unique platform for the emerging new community working at the interface between quantitative biology, complex oscillatory systems, and physics. Oscillations are abundant – from hormonal oscillations with periods of days and months, to genetic fluctuations in the range of hours (circadian clock, embryonic...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Advanced Training Centre

Registration
27 February 2022
Abstract submission
17 December 2021

6 March - 11 March 2022

Analysis and integration of transcriptome and proteome data

6 March 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Vladimir Benes, Raffaele Calogero, Jeroen Krijgsveld, Lennart Martens

OverviewSpeakers and Trainers OverviewSpeakers and TrainersProgrammePractical InformationSponsors Overview Course Overview Systems biology is a still expanding field of research aiming to understand at the molecular level how cells, tissues and organisms operate in their biological context. Among the key technologies driving this forward are next-generation sequencing and proteomics, as they provide powerful means to determine global expression levels of genes and proteins. Both fields have matured to a degree that they have now become accessible to researchers in many areas of biology. During this course, participants will gain theoretical insight in the structure of sequencing and proteomic data, and they will receive training in data analysis for the annotation, quantification and statistical analysis of gene and protein expression using various computational tools. In addition, training will be provided in the...

EMBL Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
12 January 2022

7 March - 11 March 2022

Single-cell RNA-seq analysis using Galaxy

7 March 20222022CourseVirtual

Sophie Spencer

This course utilises Galaxy pipelines, an online open-access resource that allows even the most computer-phobic bench scientists to analyse their biological data. Participants will be guided through the droplet-based scRNA-seq analysis pipelines from raw reads to trajectories, for mammalian and plant genomes. Please note that although participants will not be able to use their own data during the course practicals, there will be ample time to discuss their research and ideas with both course participants and trainers.  As part of this, participants will present lightning talks on their research topics. Near the end of the course, participants will engage in small group discussions about their research challenges and problems with each other and the trainers at the ‘Talk with Trainers’. Virtual course Participants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and trainer Q&A sessions. Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer-led computational exercises. Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and communication via Slack.  Pre-recorded material will be made available to registered participants prior to the start of the course and in the week before the course there will be a brief induction session. Computational practicals will run on EMBL-EBI’s virtual training infrastructure, meaning participants will not require access to a powerful computer or install complex software on their own machines. Participants will need to be available between the hours of 09:00-17:00 GMT each day of the course. Trainers will be available to assist, answer questions and further explain the analysis during these times. This course utilises Galaxy pipelines, an online open-access resource that allows even the most computer-phobic bench scientists to analyse their biological data. Participants will be guided through the droplet-based scRNA-seq analysis pipelines from raw reads to trajectories, for mammalian and plant genomes. Please note that although participants will not be able to use their own data during the course practicals, there will be ample time to discuss their research and ideas with both course participants and trainers. As part of this, participants will present lightning talks on their research topics. Near the end of the course, participants will engage in small group discussions about their research challenges and problems with each other and the trainers at the ‘Talk with Trainers’. Virtual course Participants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and...

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Virtual

Registration
07 January 2022

13 March - 16 March 2022

From 3D light to 3D electron microscopy

13 March 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Raffaella Carzaniga, Lucy Collinson, Alexandra Elli, Chris Guérin, Anneke Kremer, Saskia Lippens, Paolo Ronchi, Yannick Schwab

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary Programme Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference Overview The event is jointly organised by EMBL, ZEISS, The Francis Crick Institute and The VIB Ghent. Life happens in 3D – and understanding biological context in the three dimensions has been a major driver in the past decades in both light and electron microscopy. Today the trend towards 3D continues with large volume imaging and highest resolution with modern light and electron microscopy-based techniques now enabling previously impossible insights into functional and structural biology. Correlative microscopy can combine a large variety of different imaging techniques such as confocal microscopy, X-ray microscopy and different volume EM methods e.g. Array Tomography or Serial block face imaging....

EMBL Conference

EMBL Heidelberg

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13 March - 18 March 2022

Extracellular vesicles: from biology to biomedical applications

13 March 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

An Hendrix, Cecilia Lässer, Esther Nolte-’t Hoen, Guillaume Van Niel

This course is intended for PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers who are interested in learning how to work with extracellular vesicles and know more about their biomedical applications. OverviewSpeakers and TrainersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsors Overview Course Overview A rapidly increasing number of researchers aim to purify and identify extracellular vesicles and many methodologies to isolate and analyse these vesicles are available and have been implemented. This course will cover the basics, possibilities and limitations of different purification and characterisation techniques and will address strategies to understand their role in biomedical applications. Audience This course is intended for PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers who are interested in learning how to work with extracellular vesicles and know more about their biomedical applications. Modules/Resources Extracellular vesicles (continuous and discontinuous density gradient ultracentrifugation, ultrafiltration techniques, bead-capture and precipitation techniques, size-exclusion...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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21 March - 25 March 2022

Introduction to multiomics data integration and visualisation

21 March 20222022CourseVirtual

Juanita Riveros

Identify the challenges, strategies and resources for multiomics data integration using biological examples.  The virtual course will focus on the use of public data resources and open access tools for enabling integrated working, with an emphasis on data visualisation. Working with public domain data can provide added value to data derived through a researcher’s own work and additionally  inform experimental design. This course is highly relevant in the current research scenario, where an increased volume of data across the whole spectrum of biology has created both more opportunities and challenges to identifying novel perspectives and answering questions in the life sciences. This course will focus on issues around data integration, but will not include systems biology modelling or machine learning approaches. A major element of this course is a group project, where participants will be organised in small groups to work together on a challenge set by the project mentors. These will allow participants to explore the bioinformatics tools and resources introduced in the course and to apply these to a set problem, providing hands-on experience of relevance to their own research. The group work will culminate in a presentation session involving all participants on the final day of the course, giving an opportunity for wider discussion on the benefits and challenges of integrating data. You may refer to the previous group projects that were organised for this course in February 2021. Virtual course The course will involve participants learning via pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and trainer Q&A sessions. The content will be delivered over Zoom, with additional text communication over Slack. Computational practicals will be run on EMBL-EBI's virtual training infrastructure; this means there is no need to have a powerful computer to run exercises or a requirement to install complex software before the course. Trainers will be available to provide support, answer questions, and further explain the analysis during these practicals. Participants will need to be available between the hours of 09:30-18:00 GMT each day of the course Identify the challenges, strategies and resources for multiomics data integration using biological examples. The virtual course will focus on the use of public data resources and open access tools for enabling integrated working, with an emphasis on data visualisation. Working with public domain data can provide added value to data derived through a researcher’s own work and additionally inform experimental design. This course is highly relevant in the current research scenario, where an increased volume of data across the whole spectrum of biology has created both more opportunities and challenges to identifying novel perspectives and answering questions in the life sciences. This course will focus on issues around data integration, but will not include systems biology modelling or machine learning approaches. A major element of this course is a group project, where participants will be...

Course

Virtual

Registration
03 December 2021

21 March - 23 March 2022

Inter-organ communication in physiology and disease

21 March 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Gerard Karsenty, Irene Miguel-Aliaga, Miguel Soares

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsorsAbout Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 terms and conditions.  Symposium Overview “Like a machine, any organism, even the simplest, is a functional unit, coherent and integrated. We are far from having elucidated, in complex organisms, the entire structure of these functional units”. A major outcome of research using model organisms has been to address this central question of biology that was stated so clearly and candidly by J. Monod in 1969. Genetic studies in model organism have first revealed that we are far from knowing all the functions fulfilled by various organs in vertebrates or invertebrates. In doing so, this body of work...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Advanced Training Centre

Registration
14 March 2022
Abstract submission
10 January 2022

21 March - 23 March 2022

Inter-organ communication in physiology and disease

21 March 20222022ConferenceVirtual

Gerard Karsenty, Irene Miguel-Aliaga, Miguel Soares

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsorsAbout Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 terms and conditions.  Symposium Overview “Like a machine, any organism, even the simplest, is a functional unit, coherent and integrated. We are far from having elucidated, in complex organisms, the entire structure of these functional units”. A major outcome of research using model organisms has been to address this central question of biology that was stated so clearly and candidly by J. Monod in 1969. Genetic studies in model organism have first revealed that we are far from knowing all the functions fulfilled by various organs in vertebrates or invertebrates. In doing so, this body of work...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Advanced Training Centre

Registration
14 March 2022
Abstract submission
10 January 2022

25 March - 1 April 2022

BioExcel School on Biomolecular Simulations

25 March 20222022CourseVirtual

Michelle Mendonca

The course will include lectures and hands-on sessions on the following topics: Molecular Dynamics simulations Biomolecular Docking Free energy calculations Advanced sampling methods (Metadynamics) BioExcel Building Blocks (BioBB) Quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) During the hands-on computer practicals you will make use of the BioExcel flagship software and tools: e.g. GROMACS, HADDOCK, PMX, BioBB, and CP2K. The trainers, developers and/or experts in the use of the software, will provide guidance and support. The course will include lectures and hands-on sessions on the following topics: Molecular Dynamics simulations Biomolecular Docking Free energy calculations Advanced sampling methods (Metadynamics) BioExcel Building Blocks (BioBB) Quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) During the hands-on computer practicals you will make use of the BioExcel flagship software and tools: e.g. GROMACS, HADDOCK, PMX, BioBB, and CP2K. The trainers, developers and/or experts in the use of the software, will provide guidance and support.

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Virtual

Registration
09 January 2022

4 April - 8 April 2022

Gene expression at single-cell resolution

4 April 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Vladimir Benes, Dirk Jürgensen, Elisabeth Zielonka

OverviewSpeakers and Trainers OverviewSpeakers and Trainers Overview Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required to attend this on-site course. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events.  Course overview The goal of this course is to provide participants with both the theory and practical skills required to design, prepare, run and analyze high-throughput single cell transcriptomic experiments using the Chromium Single Cell Controller from 10x Genomics. We will begin with a general introduction on the topic, including the cell partitioning technology, fundamentals of NGS, and the library preparation workflow. The hands-on session starts with cell handling followed by the preparation of transcriptome libraries from single-cells with a focus on best practices. Finally, we will quantify and quality control the prepared libraries, before sequencing on a NextSeq instrument. The final...

EMBL Course

EMBL Advanced Training Centre

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4 April - 8 April 2022

Data visualisation for biology

4 April 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training team

Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. To keep informed of changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest. Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. To keep informed of changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest.

Course

European Bioinformatics Institute

Registration
17 December 2021

6 April - 9 April 2022

Microbial infections and human cancer

6 April 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Achim Breiling, Christian Jobin, Xin Lu, Thomas Meyer, Jacques Neefjes

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsorsAbout Overview Symposium Overview This symposium will build on the success of the first, focused conference on microbial carcinogenesis, an EMBO Workshop held in October 2019, which successfully began to connect the various research views regarding bacterial infections and human cancer. It will bring together key players and leading researchers from complementary fields, thereby comprehensively highlighting and discussing the various aspects of pathogen-induced carcinogenesis (ecology, immunology, metabolism, genomics and epigenetics, barrier function and defence etc.) from an interdisciplinary perspective. This conference will also provide a larger audience of young researchers and students with a stimulating platform to present their research, to network and to develop this emerging field further. Speakers Keynote...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
30 March 2022
Abstract submission
12 January 2022

23 April - 29 April 2022

Methods for analysis of circRNAs: from discovery to function

23 April 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Marie-Laure Baudet, Vladimir Benes, Irene Bozzoni, Christoph Dieterich

Circular RNAs (CircRNAs) are a rediscovered class of RNA species that originate from back-splicing events, which have been reported across all domains of life. Many circular RNAs are stable, abundant and conserved between species. They exhibit context-dependent expression patterns, which are often linked to disease states. Validated circular RNA functions are numerous and range from regulation of transcription and splicing to RNA/protein sponging and scaffolding. OverviewSpeakers and TrainersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsors Overview This course will take place at EMBL Heidelberg. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events.  Course Overview Circular RNAs (CircRNAs) are a rediscovered class of RNA species that originate from back-splicing events, which have been reported across all domains of life. Many circular RNAs are stable, abundant and conserved between species. They exhibit context-dependent expression patterns, which are often linked to disease states. Validated circular RNA functions are numerous and range from regulation of transcription and splicing to RNA/protein sponging and scaffolding. However, CircRNAs are by and large the most underexplored class of all non-coding RNAs. This course will meet the specific need to explore complexity, distribution, function and mechanisms of circRNA...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
26 January 2022

28 April - 28 April 2022

Grand challenges in AI and data science

28 April 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

OverviewPreliminary programme OverviewPreliminary programmePractical information Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with live streaming option for virtual participants free of charge. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 terms and conditions.  Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference Overview Grand challenges in AI and data science conference is organised by the EIROforum. The European Intergovernmental Research Organisation forum, EIROforum, brings together eight of Europe’s largest research organisations (EMBL, ESA, ESO, CERN, ILL, XFEL, ESRF and Eurofusion) that are jointly organising this event in our mission to combine the resources, facilities and expertise of its member organisations to support European science...

EIROforum Conference

EMBL Heidelberg

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2 May - 6 May 2022

Hands-on flow cytometry: learning by doing!

2 May 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Andrew Filby, Diana Ordonez, Malte Paulsen, Steffen Schmitt

OverviewSpeakers and Trainers OverviewSpeakers and TrainersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsors Overview Course Overview Flow Cytometry is one of the most powerful single cell analysis methods used Flow Cytometry is one of the most powerful single cell analysis methods used throughout the life sciences and medicine. By utilising Flow Cytometry we can identify and quantify specific cell populations from heterogeneous samples, analyse the cell cycle or proliferation state or simply detect the expression of fluorescent reporters. In line with the suggestions from our course in 2019, we will significantly enhance the number of analysis sessions together with our partners from FlowJo. We will cover the theory of Flow Cytometry and corroborate this information intensively with the practical issues of the most frequent assays as part of our practical course curriculum. Audience The course is designed for...

EMBL Course

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
07 February 2022

9 May - 13 May 2022

Attacking open chromatin with ATAC sequencing

9 May 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

The goal of this introductory course is to teach the entire workflow of an ATAC-Seq experiment including library preparation, sequencing, data processing, and downstream analysis by addressing a real biological question that will be answered at the end of the course. OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview ATAC-Seq stands for Assay of Transposase Accessible Chromatin and is, despite its recent invention, already a widespread method to profile open chromatin on a genome-scale. The goal of this introductory course is to teach the entire workflow of an ATAC-Seq experiment including library preparation, sequencing, data processing, and downstream analysis by addressing a real biological question that will be answered at the end of the course. We will start with the experimental ATAC-Seq protocol, highlighting the critical steps, potential pitfalls, and the most up-to-date tweaks to improve the quality of the results. After sequencing the samples we will go through the basic quality control and preprocessing steps using...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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9 May - 11 May 2022

Building networks: engineering in vascular biology

9 May 20222022OtherEMBL Barcelona

OverviewSpeakersSponsors< OverviewSpeakersSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference Overview Blood vessels arise during early development and are essential for the formation and maintenance of larger tissues and organs. The vascular system regulates exchange of oxygen, nutrients, toxins and immune cells — the dysfunction of which can cause pathologies, as well as be consequent to the later stages of disease. Classical mouse models, genetics and histology, have provided significant knowledge to the field of vascular biology, in addition to recent advancements in diverse imaging modalities, single-cell approaches and computational modelling. Yet, there remain many open questions surrounding human vascular development and disease. Blood vessels present numerous research challenges due to their complex...

EMBO Workshop

EMBL Barcelona

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9 May - 12 May 2022

Cellular mechanisms driven by phase separation

9 May 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Simon Alberti, Dorothee Dormann, Edward Lemke, Tanja Mittag

Liquid phase separation is emerging as a common biophysical basis underlying many important cellular functions. This conference will bring together scientists from soft matter polymer physics, molecular “un”-structural biologists, and biologists working in cell, developmental and neurobiology to increase the awareness for how important phase separation is for our understanding of many biological processes. OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical informationSponsorsAbout Overview Symposium Overview Phase separation is emerging as a common biophysical basis underlying many important cellular functions. This conference will bring together scientists from soft matter, polymer physics, molecular biology, structural biology, and cell and developmental biology to study condensates in biology and disease. Goals are to increase the awareness how important phase separation is for our understanding of many biological processesto explore the large repertoire of new tools generated by other disciplines that are ripe to be applied to complex problems related to phase separationto close the gap in transdisciplinary training to tackle the role of phase separation in biology Session Topics Phase-separated compartments in the cellMolecular mechanisms of phase separationPhase separation, a polymer...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg

Registration
02 May 2022
Abstract submission
14 February 2022

15 May - 18 May 2022

Mechanobiology in development and disease

15 May 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Alba Diz-Muñoz, Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, Prisca Liberali, Anđela Šarić, Xavier Trepat

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsorsAbout Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium Overview Environmental mechanics impact the behaviour of cells, which in turn modify their surroundings. These bi-directional cell-tissue interactions have important consequences for gene expression, cell fate and function and give rise to transient and permanent tissue modifications. These processes are key for immunity and homeostasis, but also play a role in pathological processes as they are critical for fibrosis, inflammation and cancer metastasis. This symposium will focus on the interplay of cells with their environment and will bring together clinicians, cell biologists and material scientists interested in mechanobiology at the molecular, cellular and tissue level...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg

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15 May - 18 May 2022

Mechanobiology in development and disease

15 May 20222022ConferenceVirtual

Alba Diz-Muñoz, Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, Prisca Liberali, Anđela Šarić, Xavier Trepat

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsorsAbout Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium Overview Environmental mechanics impact the behaviour of cells, which in turn modify their surroundings. These bi-directional cell-tissue interactions have important consequences for gene expression, cell fate and function and give rise to transient and permanent tissue modifications. These processes are key for immunity and homeostasis, but also play a role in pathological processes as they are critical for fibrosis, inflammation and cancer metastasis. This symposium will focus on the interplay of cells with their environment and will bring together clinicians, cell biologists and material scientists interested in mechanobiology at the molecular, cellular and tissue level...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

Virtual

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15 May - 20 May 2022

Advanced fluorescence imaging techniques

15 May 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

OverviewSponsors OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview This practical course will cover advanced light microscopy techniques and participants will learn how to derive qualitative and quantitative insights on molecular mechanisms in cells and developing organisms. Invited guest researchers together with experts from the EMBL and microscopy professionals will foster an intense information flow with a balance of lectures and practical workshops. The focus of the course will be on the use of fluorescence microscopy to obtain quantitative information about protein dynamics in living samples. Audience This course is directed towards researchers in the life sciences with access to light microscopy equipment, who have an immediate need to apply the techniques they will learn to...

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EMBL Advanced Training Centre

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16 May - 20 May 2022

Microscopy data analysis: machine learning and the BioImage Archive

16 May 20222022CourseVirtual

Juanita Riveros

This course will introduce programmatic approaches used in the analysis of bioimage data via the BioImage Archive. The content will explore a variety of data types including electron microscopy, cell and tissue microscopy, and miscellaneous or multi-modal imaging data. Participants will cover contemporary biological image analysis with an emphasis on machine learning and advanced image analysis. Further instruction will be offered using applications such as ZeroCostDL4Mic, ilastik, ImJoy, the BioImage Model Zoo, and CellProfiler. Virtual course Participants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and trainer Q&A sessions. Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer-led computational exercises. Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and asynchronous communication via Slack.  Pre-recorded material may be provided before the course starts that participants will need to watch, read or work through to gain the most out of the actual training event. In the week before the course, there will be a brief induction session. Computational practicals will run on EMBL-EBI's virtual training infrastructure, meaning participants will not require access to a powerful computer or install complex software on their own machines. Participants will need to be available between the hours of 09:00 - 17:30 BST each day of the course. Trainers will be available to assist, answer questions, and provide further explanations during these times.   This course will introduce programmatic approaches used in the analysis of bioimage data via the BioImage Archive. The content will explore a variety of data types including electron microscopy, cell and tissue microscopy, and miscellaneous or multi-modal imaging data. Participants will cover contemporary biological image analysis with an emphasis on machine learning and advanced image analysis. Further instruction will be offered using applications such as ZeroCostDL4Mic, ilastik, ImJoy, the BioImage Model Zoo, and CellProfiler. Virtual course Participants will learn via a mix of pre-recorded lectures, live presentations, and trainer Q&A sessions. Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer-led computational exercises. Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and asynchronous communication via Slack. Pre-recorded material may...

Course

Virtual

Registration
31 January 2022

16 May - 20 May 2022

Exploring human genetic variation

16 May 20222022CourseVirtual

Jane Reynolds

Do you want to understand more about genetic variation? Are you aware of the resources available for finding, viewing and exploring variant data? Are you trying to link variant data to phenotypes? This three-day workshop will demonstrate resources and bioinformatics tools available at EMBL-EBI and the Sanger Institute that will aid understanding of human genetic variation. Participants will learn via a mix of lectures, trainer Q&A sessions, hands-on training. Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer-led exercises. Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and communication via Slack.  This course will take place over three non-consecutive days: 16, 18 and 20 May 2022. Selected participants will be sent materials prior to the course. These might include pre-recorded talks and required reading or online training that will be essential to fully understand the course. Participants will need to be available between the hours of 09:00-17:30 GMT each day of the course. Trainers will be available to assist, answer questions, and further explain the analysis during these times.   Do you want to understand more about genetic variation? Are you aware of the resources available for finding, viewing and exploring variant data? Are you trying to link variant data to phenotypes? This three-day workshop will demonstrate resources and bioinformatics tools available at EMBL-EBI and the Sanger Institute that will aid understanding of human genetic variation. Participants will learn via a mix of lectures, trainer Q&A sessions, hands-on training. Practical experience will be developed through group activities and trainer-led exercises. Live sessions will be delivered using Zoom with additional support and communication via Slack. This course will take place over three non-consecutive days: 16, 18 and 20 May 2022. Selected participants will be sent materials prior to the course. These might include pre-recorded talks and required reading or online training that will be...

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Virtual

Registration
11 March 2022

23 May - 25 May 2022

BioMalPar XVIII: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite

23 May 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

R. Dzikowski, S. Reece, M. Mota, C. Moxon

Malaria remains one of the most significant global public health challenges, with more than 200 million clinical cases worldwide each year. The lack of an effective licensed vaccine and the continual emergence of drug-resistant malaria parasites emphasizes the need for new control and prevention strategies. This need for innovation has become even more apparent with the disruption of global malaria control programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential reversal of gains made over the last few decades. Generation of fundamental knowledge lies at the heart of developing new tools and innovations for malaria intervention. The malaria research community has a long history of being a highly collaborative field, reliant on diverse technologies, sharing of resources and dissemination of biological advances made. Accessibility and timely sharing of these advances through the establishment of new collaborations is therefore vital for the translation of new ideas into public health impact. OverviewSponsors Overview Malaria remains one of the most significant global public health challenges, with more than 200 million clinical cases worldwide each year. The lack of an effective licensed vaccine and the continual emergence of drug-resistant malaria parasites emphasizes the need for new control and prevention strategies. This need for innovation has become even more apparent with the disruption of global malaria control programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential reversal of gains made over the last few decades. Generation of fundamental knowledge lies at the heart of developing new tools and innovations for malaria intervention. The malaria research community has a long history of being a highly collaborative field, reliant on diverse technologies, sharing of resources and dissemination of biological advances made. Accessibility and timely sharing...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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23 May - 27 May 2022

Introduction to metabolomics analysis

23 May 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

Meredith Willmott

This course will provide an introduction to metabolomics data analysis. It will focus on Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry techniques and will encompass a combination of lectures and practical sessions covering principles of experimental design, data standards and analysis. Participants will learn about data sharing of metabolomics data with the EMBL-EBI’s MetaboLights repository. Practicals will explore each stage of data analysis using training datasets and use freely-available metabolomics tools accessed through the Workflow4Metabolomics platform. The content will allow participants to create their own open-source analysis workflows to process LC-MS data based on the examples used during the course.   This course will provide an introduction to metabolomics data analysis. It will focus on Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry techniques and will encompass a combination of lectures and practical sessions covering principles of experimental design, data standards and analysis. Participants will learn about data sharing of metabolomics data with the EMBL-EBI’s MetaboLights repository. Practicals will explore each stage of data analysis using training datasets and use freely-available metabolomics tools accessed through the Workflow4Metabolomics platform. The content will allow participants to create their own open-source analysis workflows to process LC-MS data based on the examples used during the course.

Course

European Bioinformatics Institute

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29 May - 3 June 2022

Whole transcriptome data analysis

29 May 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Marco Beccuti, Vladimir Benes, Raffaele Calogero, Francesca Cordero

OverviewSponsors Overview OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview This course will teach the biological researchers how to analyse biological data sets using open-source software. Most of the analysis will be performed with docker4seq package, which was developed to facilitate the use of computing demanding applications in the field of NGS data analysis. Docker4seq package uses docker containers that embed demanding computing tasks (e.g. short reads mapping) into isolated containers. This approach provides multiple advantages: the user does not need to install all the software on its local server, the results generated by different containers can be organised in pipelines and reproducible research is guarantee by the possibility of sharing the docker images used for the analysis....

EMBL Course

EMBL Heidelberg

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8 June - 11 June 2022

Microtubules: from atoms to complex systems

8 June 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Anna Akhmanova, Carsten Janke, Kassandra Ori-McKenney, Manuel Théry

In recent years, interdisciplinary approaches embracing cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology and mathematical modelling have made a tremendous impact on the microtubule field. OverviewSpeakersSponsorsAbout Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium Overview The microtubule cytoskeleton is essential for a wide variety of cellular functions, such as chromosome segregation, directed vesicle and organelle transport, cell motility and cell polarity. Impaired microtubule function can lead to human diseases including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, where microtubules serve as important therapeutic targets. In recent years, interdisciplinary approaches embracing cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology and mathematical modelling have made a tremendous impact on microtubule research. The progressive diversification of the microtubule field has created the need for a strong meeting that unifies the community and...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg

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8 June - 10 June 2022

Bioinformatics for principal investigators

8 June 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

Juanita Riveros

This course has been designed to provide Principal Investigators (PI's) working in the life sciences with an introduction to the challenges of working with biological data as a research leader. Starting with a look at where bioinformatics and data science fits into their research teams, the course will enable PI’s to take a strategic look at the requirements for undertaking such work and how bioinformatics capacity can be developed from personnel through to computational needs.  It will additionally provide guidance on strategies for managing data and the importance of data sharing; how to work with computational collaborators and what resources are available across the life sciences to support such work. During this course we will not be teaching hands-on bioinformatics analysis, but we will be signposting appropriate training resources to upskill you and your team. This course is organised in parallel with Managing a Bioinformatics Core Facility to maximise opportunities for networking. Shared sessions are highlighted in bold in the course programme. This course has been designed to provide Principal Investigators (PI's) working in the life sciences with an introduction to the challenges of working with biological data as a research leader. Starting with a look at where bioinformatics and data science fits into their research teams, the course will enable PI’s to take a strategic look at the requirements for undertaking such work and how bioinformatics capacity can be developed from personnel through to computational needs. It will additionally provide guidance on strategies for managing data and the importance of data sharing; how to work with computational collaborators and what resources are available across the life sciences to support such work. During this course we will not be teaching hands-on bioinformatics analysis, but we will be signposting appropriate training resources to upskill you and your team. This course is...

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European Bioinformatics Institute

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25 February 2022

8 June - 10 June 2022

Managing a bioinformatics core facility

8 June 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

Sophie Spencer

This knowledge exchange workshop is an opportunity for managers of bioinformatics core facilities to learn from EMBL-EBI’s service teams, from each other, and from potential users of their services. These facilities play an essential role in enabling research in the molecular life sciences. The landscape is constantly evolving as new research tools emerge, as experiments become increasingly data intensive, and as their clients – experimental researchers – become more exposed to the power of data-driven biology. The workshops will allow participants to share experiences, discuss challenges and solutions that they face, and plan ways to cope with the ever changing demands raised by the molecular life science field. It will include sessions to learn from data providers at EMBL-EBI, hear how others have tackled common problems, and work together to design core services. This course is organised in parallel with Bioinformatics for principal investigators to maximise opportunities for networking. Shared sessions are highlighted in bold in the course programme.   This knowledge exchange workshop is an opportunity for managers of bioinformatics core facilities to learn from EMBL-EBI’s service teams, from each other, and from potential users of their services. These facilities play an essential role in enabling research in the molecular life sciences. The landscape is constantly evolving as new research tools emerge, as experiments become increasingly data intensive, and as their clients – experimental researchers – become more exposed to the power of data-driven biology. The workshops will allow participants to share experiences, discuss challenges and solutions that they face, and plan ways to cope with the ever changing demands raised by the molecular life science field. It will include sessions to learn from data providers at EMBL-EBI, hear how others have tackled common problems, and work together to design core services. This course is...

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European Bioinformatics Institute

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25 February 2022

12 June - 17 June 2022

Humanized mice, personalized therapies and big data

12 June 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Karl-Dimiter Bissig, Christian Münz, Isabel Rollan, J.J. Schuringa, Leonard Shultz, Brian Soper, Renata Stripecke

This course will train early and experienced researchers and consolidate interactions of the international scientific community in the field of humanized mouse models. OverviewSpeakers and TrainersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview Humanized mouse engraftment models (human immune system and/or human tissue) are an integral part of basic and translational research for the understanding of human diseases and for development of new therapies. The Ebola Virus outbreak has demonstrated the relevance of humanized mouse models for the understanding of emerging diseases and testing new medicines. The same can apply for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Big pharma” and biotech companies include humanized mice in their pre-clinical development portfolio to test efficacy and safety of anti-cancer drugs. These platforms provide researchers and drug developers with human specific targets,...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

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13 June - 17 June 2022

Summer school in bioinformatics

13 June 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training team

This course, organised in association with Wellcome Connecting Science, provides an introduction to the use of bioinformatics in biological research, giving participants guidance for using bioinformatics in their work whilst also providing hands-on training in tools and resources appropriate to their research. Participants will initially be introduced to bioinformatics theory and practice, including best practices for undertaking bioinformatics analysis, data management and reproducibility. To enable specific exploration of resources in their particular field of interest, participants will be divided into focused groups to work on a project set by resource and data experts from EMBL-EBI and external collaborating institutes. These projects will end with a presentation from each group on the final day of the course to bring together learnings from all participants. Participants will be required to review some pre-recorded material prior to the start of the course and will have an opportunity to meet other trainees in an induction session to be held virtually in the week before the course take place. Group projects A major element of this course is a group project, where participants will be placed in small groups to work together on a challenge set by trainers from EMBL-EBI and external institutes. This allows people to explore the bioinformatics tools and resources available in their area of interest and apply them to a set problem, providing participants with hands-on experience relevant to their own research. The group work will culminate in a presentation session involving all participants on the final day of the course, giving an opportunity for wider discussion on the benefits and challenges of working with biological data. Groups are mentored and supported by the trainers who set the initial challenge, but the groups will be responsible for driving their projects forward, with all members expected to take an active role. Groups are pre-organised before the course, and all group members will be sent some short “homework” in preparation for their project work prior to the start of the course. Basic outlines of the projects on offer this year are given below. In your application you must indicate your first and second choice of project, based on which you think would benefit your research most. Not all projects may be offered, and final decisions on which projects will be run during the course will be made based on the number of applicants per project. Most of the projects cover mammalian data sets, however, in many cases, the methods and approaches taught are transferable to data from various species. Networks and pathways This project will cover typical bioinformatics analysis steps needed to put differentially expressed genes into a wider biological context. You will start with gene expression data (RNA-seq) to build an initial interaction network. Next, you will learn to combine public network datasets, identify key regulators of biological pathways and explore biological function through network analysis. You will get first-hand experience in integration and co-visualising with additional data and functional enrichment analysis. All this helps to put the initial results into a previously known context and provide hypotheses for potential follow up experiments. We will use Cytoscape, Expression Atlas, g:Profiler, StringDb, among other tools. We also may give a few R packages a try. Genome variation across human populations Natural variation between individuals or between different human populations is a result of genome mutations throughout evolutionary history. Some mutations may become fixed because of their beneficial effect while most drift among individuals. During this project, you will investigate genomic variation between two separate human populations of European and Asian descent. Using sequence data from a number of individuals from each population, you will use a range of bioinformatics tools to discover variants that exist between them. In the second section of the project, you will attempt to analyse the functional consequences of the variants you have identified, linking them to phenotypes. Modelling cell signalling pathways Curating models of biological processes is an effective training in computational systems biology, where the curators gain an integrative knowledge of biological systems, modelling and bioinformatics. You will learn to encode and simulate ordinary differential equation models of signalling pathways from a recent publication using user-friendly software such as COPASI even without extensive mathematical background. You will learn to perform in silico experiments, new predictions and develop hypotheses. Furthermore, you will learn how to annotate models and re-use pre-existing models from open repositories such as BioModels. Interpreting functional information from large scale protein structure data This project will introduce you to the wealth of publicly available data in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) and give you the opportunity to investigate how large subsets of structure data can be used to analyse protein features and determine function. In the project you will learn how to: identify relevant protein structures, collate and interpret functional information, implement this process programmatically. Analysis of intercellular interactions in healthy and diseased states Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease. The exact pathomechanism of the disease is unknown. However, the interactions between the intestinal immune cells and the intestinal epithelial cells play a crucial role during the development of the disease. Single-cell RNA-seq measurements can help us understand these complex interactions. The expression data combined with protein-protein interaction databases can shed light on the connections between cells in diseased and healthy states. During this project, you will use a single-cell RNA-seq dataset to build interactions between the various cells. The dataset contains pre-processed, cell type classified data of biopsies from healthy, inflamed and non-inflamed UC colonic biopsies. The interactions between cells will be downloaded from the OmniPath database. You will use Python Notebooks to build up the intercellular networks, map the single cell RNA-seq expression data and visualise them. The intercellular networks between various cell types can then be compared by Cytoscape. This course, organised in association with Wellcome Connecting Science, provides an introduction to the use of bioinformatics in biological research, giving participants guidance for using bioinformatics in their work whilst also providing hands-on training in tools and resources appropriate to their research. Participants will initially be introduced to bioinformatics theory and practice, including best practices for undertaking bioinformatics analysis, data management and reproducibility. To enable specific exploration of resources in their particular field of interest, participants will be divided into focused groups to work on a project set by resource and data experts from EMBL-EBI and external collaborating institutes. These projects will end with a presentation from each group on the final day of the course to bring together learnings from all participants. Participants will be...

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European Bioinformatics Institute

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04 March 2022

19 June - 22 June 2022

Defining and defeating metastasis

19 June 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Johanna Joyce, Daniel Klimmeck, Joan Massagué, Charles Swanton

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsorsAbout Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 terms and conditions. Symposium Overview This symposium will bring together researchers from diverse fields to enhance our understanding of the dissemination and metastatic colonisation of tumour cells. It will provide a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange on current approaches and future collaborations on metastasis and its therapeutic challenges. Session Topics Metastasis initiating cells, circulating tumour cellsMotility and invasionTranscriptional and epigenetic...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Advanced Training Centre

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20 June - 24 June 2022

Cancer genomics

20 June 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training team

This course will focus on the analysis of data from genomic studies of cancer.  Lectures and interactive sessions will give an insight into the bioinformatic concepts required to analyse such data, whilst practical sessions will enable the participants to apply statistical methods to the analysis of cancer genomics data under the guidance of the lecturers. Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. To keep informed of changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest.  Full programme details will be added in due course.   This course will focus on the analysis of data from genomic studies of cancer. Lectures and interactive sessions will give an insight into the bioinformatic concepts required to analyse such data, whilst practical sessions will enable the participants to apply statistical methods to the analysis of cancer genomics data under the guidance of the lecturers. Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. To keep informed of changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest. Full programme details will be added in due course.

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European Bioinformatics Institute

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11 March 2022

29 June - 1 July 2022

Timing mechanisms in linking development and evolution

29 June 20222022ConferenceEMBL Barcelona

James Briscoe, Megan Davey, Miki Ebisuya, Pierre Vanderhaeghen

OverviewSponsors Overview OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference Overview Time is inherent to biological processes. It determines the order of events and the speed at which they take place. This is particularly obvious during embryonic development where the sequence and rate of events ensures that structures develop in the right place, at the right time. Modifying the developmental tempo can affect the final size and composition of tissues, as well as their plasticity and function. Strikingly, comparisons between species reveals that, although the order and underlying molecular mechanisms are often indistinguishable, the pace at which they advance can differ substantially. Hence comparison of biological processes between species is likely to provide insight into time-keeping mechanisms and...

EMBO Workshop

EMBL Barcelona

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4 July - 8 July 2022

Systems biology: from large datasets to biological insight

4 July 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

Meredith Willmott

This course covers the use of computational tools to extract biological insight from omics datasets. The content will explore a range of approaches - ranging from network inference and data integration to machine learning and logic modelling - that can be used to extract biological insights from varied data types. Together these techniques will provide participants with a useful toolkit for designing new strategies to extract relevant information and understanding from large-scale biological data. The motivation for running this course is a result of advances in computer science and high-performance computing that have led to groundbreaking developments in systems biology model inference. With the comparable increase of publicly-available, large-scale biological data, the challenge now lies in interpreting them in a biologically valuable manner. Likewise, machine learning approaches are making a significant impact in our analysis of large omics datasets and the extraction of useful biological knowledge. This course covers the use of computational tools to extract biological insight from omics datasets. The content will explore a range of approaches - ranging from network inference and data integration to machine learning and logic modelling - that can be used to extract biological insights from varied data types. Together these techniques will provide participants with a useful toolkit for designing new strategies to extract relevant information and understanding from large-scale biological data. The motivation for running this course is a result of advances in computer science and high-performance computing that have led to groundbreaking developments in systems biology model inference. With the comparable increase of publicly-available, large-scale biological data, the challenge now lies in interpreting them in a biologically valuable manner. Likewise, machine learning approaches are...

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European Bioinformatics Institute

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18 March 2022

11 July - 13 July 2022

Microfluidics 2022

11 July 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Amy Herr, Christoph Merten, Angela Wu

The EMBL Microfluidics Conference brings together top researchers and emerging research leaders to spark scientific exchange and create community. Topics spanning from fundamental physics & chemistry to device design and nascent biological applications will be presented, which should be of interest to everyone from experts in microfluidic design to users of the next-generation of microfluidic tools, and from academic scholars and trainees to industry colleagues. OverviewSpeakersSponsorsPractical Information Overview This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 terms and conditions.  Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference Overview Microfluidic tools have made recent biological and biomedical research leaps possible. At the physics, engineering, chemistry and biology interface, innovation in microfluidic approaches has positively impacted areas as diverse as nucleotide sequencing, functional genomics, single-cell and single-molecule studies, and biomedical diagnostics. Many of these applications – including next-generation sequencing devices – have been revolutionised by...

EMBL Conference

EMBL Heidelberg

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11 July - 16 July 2022

Super-resolution microscopy: time-resolved STED nanoscopy

11 July 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Marco Lampe, Rainer Pepperkok, Ulf Schwarz

This six-day comprehensive microscopy course focuses on stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED) and its application to biological questions. It covers the fundamentals of STED microscopy, different technical implementations and has a strong emphasis on sample preparation – including choice of fluorophores and refractive index matching, as well as image acquisition strategies for fixed samples and living cells. Students will have the opportunity for exercises on state-of-the-art STED microscopes in which they will acquire high quality nanoscopy data. Through lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and practical workshops, the course provides in-depth knowledge on all aspects of STED Nanoscopy. OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview This six-day comprehensive microscopy course focuses on stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED) and its application to biological questions. It covers the fundamentals of STED microscopy, different technical implementations and has a strong emphasis on sample preparation – including choice of fluorophores and refractive index matching, as well as image acquisition strategies for fixed samples and living cells. Students will have the opportunity for exercises on state-of-the-art STED microscopes in which they will acquire high quality nanoscopy data. Through lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and practical workshops, the course provides in-depth knowledge on all aspects of STED Nanoscopy. Audience This course is...

EMBL Course

EMBL Advanced Training Centre

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11 July - 15 July 2022

Bioinformatics for T-Cell immunology

11 July 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training team

This course will introduce and explore a number of key bioinformatics tools and resources that can be applied to T-cell immunological research. Targeted at life scientists with a wet-lab focus, it will provide participants with an overview of best-practice methods in applying bioinformatics approaches and enable them to become confident users of their own and public domain data. The resources introduced during the course will cover a variety of data types, from genomic data to computational models and biological pathways. Participants will gain experience of the analysis pipelines for RNA-Seq and flow cytometry experiments as well as data integration of -omics data and basics concepts of machine learning approaches.This course has been developed in collaboration with the ENLIGHT-TEN+ project, a consortium focused on developing early-stage research expertise in T-cell immunology and big data analysis.   This course will introduce and explore a number of key bioinformatics tools and resources that can be applied to T-cell immunological research. Targeted at life scientists with a wet-lab focus, it will provide participants with an overview of best-practice methods in applying bioinformatics approaches and enable them to become confident users of their own and public domain data. The resources introduced during the course will cover a variety of data types, from genomic data to computational models and biological pathways. Participants will gain experience of the analysis pipelines for RNA-Seq and flow cytometry experiments as well as data integration of -omics data and basics concepts of machine learning approaches.This course has been developed in collaboration with the ENLIGHT-TEN+ project, a consortium focused on developing early-stage research expertise in T-cell immunology and big...

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European Bioinformatics Institute

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18 March 2022

17 July - 20 July 2022

Innate immunity in host-pathogen interactions

17 July 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Bernhard Hube, Julie Pfeiffer, Felix Randow, Feng Shao, Cyril Zipfel

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammePractical InformationSponsorsAbout Overview Symposium Overview This symposium provides a discussion platform for all scientists interested in the biology of infection. Cell biologists, microbiologists and immunologists will discuss in joint sessions recent progress in our understanding of host-pathogen interactions. Talks will focus on common processes, rather than particular infectious agents or host cell types, and the strategies of all major types of pathogens in their interaction with plants and animals will be covered. A better understanding of infectious diseases will come from the simultaneous analysis of microbial and host variables, which may open new avenues for treatment and prevention strategies. Session Topics Sensing pathogensThe cell biology of infectionFungus-host interactionsCell-autonomous immunityPathological consequences of...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg

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10 July 2022

17 July - 23 July 2022

C. elegans: from genome editing to imaging

17 July 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Henrik Bringmann, Simone Köhler, Georgia Rapti, Pavak Shah

Overview Overview Overview Overview Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required to attend this on-site course. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview During the past decades, the model organism C. elegans has emerged as a critical experimental model for a wide variety of research fields ranging from cell biology to developmental biology, neurobiology and aging. C. elegans uniquely combines a sequenced genome, advanced genetics, mapped anatomy, cell lineage and connectivity with recent whole-organism single-cell transcriptomics. Consequently, it displays a constant advent of new methodologies. Being equipped with state-of-the-art methodologies is key for newcomers entering these growing fields. Besides,...

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EMBL Advanced Training Centre

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18 July - 22 July 2022

Proteomics bioinformatics

18 July 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training team

Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. To keep informed of changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest. Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. To keep informed of changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest.

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European Bioinformatics Institute

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08 April 2022

25 July - 29 July 2022

Gene expression at single-cell resolution

25 July 20222022CourseOther

Vladmir Benes, Malte Paulsen

Overview Overview Overview Overview Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required to attend this on-site course. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

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Copenhagen

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21 August - 29 August 2022

Advances in cryo-electron microscopy and 3D image processing

21 August 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Julia Mahamid, Sebastian Eustermann, Simone Mattei, Lori Passmore, Henning Stahlberg

This course provides the theoretical and practical foundations of advanced cryoEM techniques, from sample preparation to data collection to image processing. OverviewSpeakers and TrainersProgrammePractical InformationSponsors Overview Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required to attend this on-site course. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview Cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) has become the method of choice for determining atomic-level structures of large and flexible macromolecular assemblies that are notoriously difficult to study by other techniques. In addition, it has unique capabilities for obtaining structural information in situ, within complex (cellular) environments, and to deal with biologically heterogeneous samples. With the advent of the cryoEM “resolution revolution”, the method has undergone a tremendous growth in user base. Yet, the underlying...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Advanced Training Centre

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27 August - 30 August 2022

Transcription and chromatin

27 August 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Karen Adelman, Eileen Furlong, Jürg Müller, Peter Verrijzer

OverviewSpeakersSponsors OverviewSpeakersSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference Overview The EMBL Transcription and Chromatin meeting has a long-standing tradition in shaping the field of transcriptional regulation. The meeting brings together leading experts covering all aspects of transcription including cis-regulatory function, long range regulation, 3-dimensional looping, the basal transcriptional machinery, RNA polymerase regulation and function, nucleosome positioning, chromatin modifications, chromatin remodelling and epigenetic inheritance of transcriptional silencing. The meeting contains many talks selected from the abstracts that are interspersed with invited speakers, discussing the latest breakthroughs in transcriptional regulation. The conference is designed to promote interactive...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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4 September - 13 September 2022

Current methods in cell biology

4 September 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Sara Cuylen-Häring, Simone Köhler

The major aim of the course is to allow participants to experience modern cell biology at work: not only to see but also to try out in practice how cutting-edge technologies can be used to answer questions at the frontiers of cell biology. It is a tradition that the entire faculty of the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit of EMBL teaches the course to cover a broad spectrum of techniques. OverviewSpeakers and Trainers Sponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview Experience modern cell biology at work: not only see but also try out in practice how cutting-edge technologies can be used to answer questions at the frontiers of cell biology. It is a tradition that the entire faculty of the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit of EMBL teaches the course to cover a broad spectrum of techniques. The course also provides an excellent opportunity for participants and course faculty to discuss current and future challenges in cell biology. Audience The course will be primarily aimed at postdocs and advanced graduate students who have developed an interest in cell biology. We wish to attract cell biologists who want to acquire quantitative, biophysical, and computational...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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5 September - 8 September 2022

Chemical biology 2022

5 September 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Yimon Aye, Claire Deo, Kai Johnsson, Edward Lemke

OverviewSpeakersPrelimina OverviewSpeakersPreliminary ProgrammeSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference Overview The conference sets the stage for the dissemination and exchange of new developments in diverse, hot fields within chemical biology. It is the largest and longest standing conference in the field, being a platform for inspiration, collaboration and networking for researchers in academia and industry. We aim to provide the possibility for every chemical biologist to meet and discuss with peers topics ranging from tool development to biological applications, from computational drug design to synthetic chemistry. Session Topics Drug and target discoveryGenetically-encoded biosensorsStructure-function relations in chemical biologyChemical tools for biological imagingMetabolism and...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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11 September - 18 September 2022

Synthetic biology in action: beyond standard metabolism

11 September 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Sven Panke, Vitor Pinheiro, Karen Polizzi, Elisabeth Zielonka

OverviewSpeakers and TrainersSponsors OverviewSpeakers and TrainersSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview Synthetic Biology (SynBio) has become a rapidly developing area for tackling a large number of challenges in life science research. This course will provide the best and most exciting novelties in the field and focus on exploiting tools and concepts of SynBio for multi-scale engineering of bacterial systems. Audience The course is directed to PhD students and early post-doctoral researchers active in the areas of molecular microbiology, bacterial biotechnology, systems biology and bioengineering. Modules/Resources The program consists of practicals with two daily lectures on some of the hottest topics in bacterial SynBio, including: Genome engineering (incl. CRISPR and MAGE)RNA tools for system-wide...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

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12 September - 16 September 2022

Mathematics of life: modelling molecular mechanisms

12 September 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training team

This course will provide participants with an introduction and hands-on training on modelling approaches, tools and resources used in systems biology as well as touch on network analysis. Computer models are increasingly used to understand the essential processes of biology. Researchers in academic institutions as well as the pharmaceutical industry use mathematical models to generate hypotheses on how complex biomolecular systems work. Modelling of biochemical pathways deregulated in disease conditions can offer mechanistic insights into the pathology, help to elucidate mechanisms behind drug action, and predict the dose required for treatment thus facilitating fundamental research and drug discovery. This course will provide a helpful introduction to tools and resources used in this scientific field. The concrete programme for this course is currently under development and will be displayed here as soon as it is available. To keep informed of all changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest. This course will provide participants with an introduction and hands-on training on modelling approaches, tools and resources used in systems biology as well as touch on network analysis. Computer models are increasingly used to understand the essential processes of biology. Researchers in academic institutions as well as the pharmaceutical industry use mathematical models to generate hypotheses on how complex biomolecular systems work. Modelling of biochemical pathways deregulated in disease conditions can offer mechanistic insights into the pathology, help to elucidate mechanisms behind drug action, and predict the dose required for treatment thus facilitating fundamental research and drug discovery. This course will provide a helpful introduction to tools and resources used in this scientific field. The concrete programme for this course is currently under development and will be...

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European Bioinformatics Institute

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03 June 2022

13 September - 16 September 2022

Reconstructing the human past: using ancient and modern genomics

13 September 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Johannes Krause, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Ida Moltke, David Reich

The study of population genetic variation and the sequencing of ancient DNA represent promising new avenues for investigating human history and our evolutionary past. Population-scale sequencing projects investigating human diversity have provided us with more than a million genome wide datasets that allowed new insights into patterns of human variation and mobility, while others have obtained genome wide data from thousands of ancient human skeletons, allowing the investigation of human evolution in action and providing direct insights into population genetic dynamics in situ. OverviewOrganisersSponsorsAbout Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium Overview The study of population genetic variation and the sequencing of ancient DNA represent promising new avenues for investigating human history and our evolutionary past. Population-scale sequencing projects investigating human diversity have provided us with more than a million genome wide datasets that allowed new insights into patterns of human variation and mobility, while others have obtained genome wide data from thousands of ancient human skeletons, allowing the investigation of human evolution in action and providing direct insights into population genetic dynamics in situ. Large-scale genetic variation data sets can now be integrated with genomics data from ancient remains and history records to...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg

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19 September - 24 September 2022

Imaging down to single-molecule resolution: STED and MINFLUX nanoscopy

19 September 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Overview Overview Overview Overview Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required to attend this on-site course. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

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EMBL Imaging Centre

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26 September - 30 September 2022

Bioinformatics and functional genomics in zebrafish

26 September 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training team

Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. To keep informed of changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest. Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. To keep informed of changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest.

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European Bioinformatics Institute

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17 June 2022

3 October - 7 October 2022

Single-cell RNA-seq analysis using R

3 October 20222022CourseEMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI Training team

This course covers the analysis of scRNA-seq data using R and command line tools. Participants will be guided through droplet-based scRNA-seq analysis pipelines from raw reads to cell clusters. They will explore and interpret data using R as well as the Single Cell Expression Atlas. Finally participants will put their knowledge into practice through a group challenge on the last two days of the course. Please note that participants will not analyse their own data as part of the course. There will, however, be ample opportunity to discuss their research and ideas with other course participants and trainers. Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. To keep informed of changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest.  Full programme details will be added in due course.   This course covers the analysis of scRNA-seq data using R and command line tools. Participants will be guided through droplet-based scRNA-seq analysis pipelines from raw reads to cell clusters. They will explore and interpret data using R as well as the Single Cell Expression Atlas. Finally participants will put their knowledge into practice through a group challenge on the last two days of the course. Please note that participants will not analyse their own data as part of the course. There will, however, be ample opportunity to discuss their research and ideas with other course participants and trainers. Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. To keep informed of changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest. Full programme details will...

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European Bioinformatics Institute

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24 June 2022

5 October - 8 October 2022

Molecular mechanisms in evolution and ecology

5 October 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Gianni Liti, Sara Mitri, Kiran Patil, Kimberley Kline, Antonis Rokas

OverviewSponsors Overview OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference Overview This conference series has become known for exploring yeasts as models to study questions of general relevance to evolution and ecology. Experts will speak on a range of topics, including evolution theory, ecology, genetics, cell biology, genomics, systems biology, metabolic modelling and engineering. The focus of this conference will be on comparative and experimental strategies to explore evolutionary questions, from field studies to computer simulations to comparative genomics. Central evolutionary questions will be discussed, using yeast and a range of other species whose biology is well understood and to determine the degree to which that biology is conserved in more distantly related species. The aim is to move...

EMBO Workshop

EMBL Heidelberg

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9 October - 14 October 2022

Genome engineering: CRISPR/Cas from cells to mice

9 October 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Neil Edward Humphreys, Birgit Koch, Premnath Rajakannu, Elisabeth Zielonka

This course will provide training in genome editing and cell engineering in mammalian cells and mouse embryos using the highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9 system. Participants will learn design of CRISPR targets using bioinformatics tools, generation of gene knock-outs/knock-ins, and target validation using the most current technologies. The course will be split into two groups (mammalian cells OR mice) based on participants' expertise. OverviewSponsors Overview Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required to attend this on-site course. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview This course will provide training in genome editing and cell engineering in mammalian cells and mouse embryos using the highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9 system. Participants will learn design of CRISPR targets using bioinformatics tools, generation of gene knock-outs/knock-ins, and target validation using the most current technologies. The course will be split into two groups (mammalian cells ORmice) based on participants’ expertise. Please note that all participants are expected to engage in all sessions. Particpants should plan for approximately 1 hour extra per...

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EMBL Advanced Training Centre

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12 October - 15 October 2022

The complex life of RNA

12 October 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Anne Ephrussi, Wendy V. Gilbert, Torben Heick Jensen, Ramesh Pillai

OverviewSponsorsAbout OverviewSponsorsAbout Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference Overview Before the genetic information stored in DNA can be used to direct cell growth and metabolism, it has to be transferred into RNA. Messenger RNAs (mRNAs) that code for proteins and noncoding RNAs are key components in the transmission of genetic information in all life forms – from viruses to complex mammalian organisms. Exciting recent findings now reveal a new layer of information added to RNAs in the form of chemical marks (the epitranscriptome) that play a critical role in gene expression control. Following the great success of the virtual 2020 edition of this long-standing symposium, we are looking forward to returning to an in-person meeting for 2022, bringing together leaders in the RNA field,...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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16 October - 21 October 2022

Metabolite and species dynamics in microbial communities

16 October 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Sandeep Krishna, Sunil Krishna, Kiran Patil, Elisabeth Zielonka, Maria Zimmermann

OverviewSponsors Overview OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview Metagenomics studies are rapidly uncovering the compositional richness of microbial communities in diverse habitats ranging from the oceans to the human gut. While their fundamental role in our health and environment is undeniable, there is an urgent need for unravelling molecular mechanisms underlying the dynamics of these communities. This requires a combined experimental and computational approach. Recent studies (including those from the organisers’ and speakers’ labs) have underlined the success of such integrative approaches. For example, emergence of cell subpopulations (Varahan et al. eLife 2019, 2020), and long-term stability (Blasche, Kim et al. Nat Microbiol. 2021) through metabolic cross-feeding.As...

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EMBL Heidelberg

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17 October - 21 October 2022

Structural bioinformatics

17 October 20222022CourseVirtual

EMBL-EBI Training team

Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page.  We are at this stage unable to confirm whether this course will be running onsite at Hinxton or will be delivered virtually. To keep informed of all changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest. Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. We are at this stage unable to confirm whether this course will be running onsite at Hinxton or will be delivered virtually. To keep informed of all changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest.

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European Bioinformatics Institute

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08 July 2022

26 October - 29 October 2022

Plasticity across scales: from molecules to phenotypes

26 October 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Ehab Abouheif, Alexander Aulehla, Axel Meyer, Sonia Sultan

OverviewSpeakersSponsors< OverviewSpeakersSponsorsAbout Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium Overview This symposium aims to bring together a diverse group of scientists to discuss phenotypic, developmental and transgenerational plasticity from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, focusing on its underlying molecular mechanisms and its role in driving evolutionary novelty. The meeting is designed to provide an interactive platform for scientists who share a common interest in plasticity but usually do not meet, within an intensive conference setting.  Speakers Ian Baldwin Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Germany Shelley Berger University of Pennsylvania USA Sinead Collins University of Edinburgh UK Ian Ehrenreich University of Southern California USA Anne Ferguson-Smith University...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg

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30 October - 4 November 2022

The fundamentals of high-end cell sorting

30 October 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Derek Davis, Andrew Filby, Diana Ordoñez-Rueda, Malte Paulsen, Steffen Schmitt

OverviewSponsors OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview This course on the fundamentals of high-end cell sorting will enable scientists to properly use the global upstream technology of cell sorting with high confidence. Cell sorting is essential to many studies, but researchers outside of core facilities have very limited knowledge how exactly sorting works and unknowingly produce erroneous samples or even scientifically crippling data. Audience The course is intended for PhD students and postdocs who are starting to use, or already using flow cytometry based cell sorting in their research projects. Applicants with some previous active knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry and a regular use of flow cytometers in daily research will profit most from the content of...

EMBO Practical Course

EMBL Heidelberg

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31 October - 4 November 2022

Metagenomics bioinformatics

31 October 20222022CourseVirtual

EMBL-EBI Training team

Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page.  We are at this stage unable to confirm whether this course will be running onsite at Hinxton or will be delivered virtually. To keep informed of all changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest. Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. We are at this stage unable to confirm whether this course will be running onsite at Hinxton or will be delivered virtually. To keep informed of all changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest.

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Virtual

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15 July 2022

7 November - 10 November 2022

The neurovascular interface

7 November 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Amparo Acker-Palmer, Ralf Adams, Chenghua Gu

In this symposium, we bring together researchers from vascular biology and neurobiology to foster interdisciplinary exchange and new emerging concepts on how vascular and nervous systems crosstalk to maintain organ homeostasis and function. OverviewSpeakersSponsorsAbout Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Symposium Overview Neurovascular biology is a young, emerging field that aims to unravel the molecular communication between the nervous system and the vasculature. Both the nervous system and the vascular system share striking conceptual similarities in the assembly of cellular networks through guided growth and branching processes. Vascular and neural cells work together to form a number of functional tissue compartments. Endothelial cells, certain mural support cells (i.e., pericytes), astrocytes and neurons assemble the neurovascular unit, which establishes the blood-brain and blood-retina barriers. In fact, many of the most debilitating neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive decline involve disruption of the...

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

EMBL Heidelberg

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13 November - 18 November 2022

Single-cell omics: deeper to genomics

13 November 20222022CourseEMBL Heidelberg

Qiaolin Deng, Jan O. Korbel, Anders Ståhlberg, Elisabeth Zielonka

OverviewSponsors OverviewSponsors Overview Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required to attend this on-site course. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events. Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Course Overview Single-cell analysis is a rapidly evolving approach and is increasingly implemented in various research fields. The numerous workflows contain several critical and challenging steps from cell sampling over working with minute amounts of sample to data analysis and integration. This hands-on course will cover latest cutting-edge techniques in single cell genomics (Strand-Seq), single cell epigenetics (single-cell bisulfite sequencing) and microdroplet based single-cell transcriptomics (scRNA-Seq) during the wet-lab practical sessions. The computational part will address...

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EMBL Advanced Training Centre

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14 November - 18 November 2022

Genome bioinformatics: resequencing and variant calling

14 November 20222022CourseVirtual

EMBL-EBI Training team

Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page.  We are at this stage unable to confirm whether this course will be running onsite at Hinxton or will be delivered virtually. To keep informed of all changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest. Please note that the dates set for this 2022 course are subject to change, but all changes will be reflected on this course page. We are at this stage unable to confirm whether this course will be running onsite at Hinxton or will be delivered virtually. To keep informed of all changes to the course and to find out when the course opens for applications, please register your interest.

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Virtual

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29 July 2022

15 November - 18 November 2022

From functional genomics to systems biology

15 November 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Arnaud Krebs, Prisca Liberali, Mikhail Savitski, Georg Seelig

OverviewSponsors Overview OverviewSponsors Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Conference Overview Recent advances in genomics and proteomics technologies have transformed our ability to study diverse molecular processes. We can now use these technologies to study and understand mechanisms regulating transcription, translation, protein abundance, protein-protein, protein-metabolites and protein-drug interactions at a genome- and proteome-wide scale. The current challenge is to convert this data into predictive quantitative models of cellular processes. This massive task requires intensive integration of basic biology, genomics, proteomics, imaging, computational biology, mathematics, engineering and physics. This conference brings together scientists from diverse fields to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations...

EMBO Workshop

EMBL Heidelberg

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23 November - 24 November 2022

Terra incognita: navigating ethical boundaries in the life sciences

23 November 20222022ConferenceEMBL Heidelberg

Lucia von Bredow

Overview Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest. Overview Overview Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

23rd EMBL Science and Society Conference

EMBL Heidelberg

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