Looking back at recent BioSB courses

Recently three BioSB courses were organised successfully: the 4th edition of the ‘Pattern Recognition’ course in March 2015, the ‘Kick of R’ course in April 2015 and the ‘Advanced de novo assembly’ course in June 2015. The courses received very good reviews and below you can read a short update about each of the courses. Pattern Recognition…

Two upcoming courses about genome assembly

In the upcoming months two courses are being organized related to genome assembly. The course scope and topics as well as the specific target audiences are specified on the respective course page. The Leiden course Advanced de novo assembly and resolving complex genomic regions (1-3 June 2015) offers a wide perspective on genome assembly and…

Three upcoming courses of BioSB and BioSB partners: Personalized Medicine, Data Integration and Pattern Recognition

In the first months of the new year, we offer you several interesting courses. The first one, entitled O2 for Personalized Systems Medicine: from inspiration to aspiration is related to the systems-biology of individualized medicine and will be organized in Amsterdam on January 2015. In February 2015, the course Data Integration in the Life Sciences…

Looking back at the RNAseq Advanced Data Analysis course

The 4th edition of the RNAseq advanced data analysis course was hosted by LUMC’s Pathology department, from July 7-9, 2014. Thirty participants from the Netherlands and abroad were submerged for three days in the theory and practice of RNAseq data analysis. For some more biology-oriented participants, it was the first experience with command line scripting.…

Environmental Metagenomics Course & Symposium, 15-19 September 2014, Wageningen

Metagenomics has quickly become one of the most important discovery tools in microbial ecology. Metagenomics is a powerful tool to study the organisms in microbial communities, that has numerous applications in many areas of biomedical science. By bypassing the need for laboratory culturing, this technology can unlock the massive uncultured microbial diversity, enabling the microbial…

Still some seats left for RNAseq course!

On July 7-9 2014 the 4th edition of the Advanced NGS course: RNA-seq data analysis is organised in Leiden. There are still some seats left for this course! This 3-day course is an advanced course for people with experience in NGS. The course will consist of seminars and hands-on command line, Galaxy and R practicals and…

Three NBIC/BioSB courses open for registration: Comparative Genomics, Algorithms for Biological Networks and RNAseq

Registration is now open for the following three courses: Comparative Genomics: from evolution to function (2nd edition), June 2-6, Amsterdam Comparative genomics between species and between types of data facilitates the understanding of what these data really reflect about the underlying processes. Comparative genomics therewith relies on a solid understanding of basic elements of Bioinformatics like…

Successful 2nd edition of the Metagenomics Applications and Data Analysis Course

In spring 2014, the “Metagenomic Approaches and Data Analysis” course provided over thirty students from academia and industry with three days of hands-on experience using bioinformatic tools to analyze metagenomic data. The workshops included taxonomic and functional annotations of metagenomic samples, metagenome assembly, and microbial network inference. 2014 was the second year the “Metagenomic Approaches…

Training course on ‘Data Integration in the Life Sciences’

An ERASysAPP training course on ‘Data Integration in the Life Sciences’ is in preparation for the autumn of 2014. The Netherlands systems biology platform (SB@NL) will organise an international ERASysAPP training course on ‘Data Integration in the Life Sciences’ in the autumn of 2014. The FP7 ERA‐net programme for Applied Systems Biology (ERASysAPP) is a…

AIMMS – first course on systems biology for personalised medicine

First course on systems biology for personalised medicine was ‘awesome’! On January 30-31 2014, the Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems (AIMMS) held one of the first courses on personalised medicine that linked molecules to patients. Around hands-on in silico tutorials on genome-wide metabolic maps, molecular structures, dynamic modelling, and network-based drug design, 25…

Systems biology e-courses

BioSB now offers e-courses in areas fundamental to Systems Biology. These e-courses were originally developed and offered by NCSB and cover the basics of Calculus, Cell Biology and Modelling. Over the last few years NCSB developed a web-based learning environment providing three independent basic e-courses in ‘Elementary Calculus in Systems Biology’, ‘Biomolecular principles of the…

Discover the power of RNAseq

‘The Power of RNA-seq’ is a co-organised course of the Wageningen UR Bioinformatics lab and NBIC for the graduate school for Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS) and is open for other participants as well. This three-day introductory course will start on December 16th 2013 in Wageningen. Topic is the whole (analysis) pipeline of an RNA-seq experiment…