Benelux Bioinformatics Conference 2017

When Where
Wednesday 13 December, 2017 - Thursday 14 December, 2017 Leuven, Belgium

The BBC is the key annual event that brings together researchers working at the intersection of a broad range of disciplines including computer science, biology, and medicine in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Don’t miss the chance to use the power of our network.

NSBM Fall meeting 2017

When Where
Wednesday 29 November, 2017 Utrecht

The NSBM cordially invites all who interested to visit its Fall Meeting, November 29th 2017. The meeting will be held in Utrecht. Application procedure Participants should send an email to register (required but free registration) to: Submission of an abstract is required if you want to present a poster. Indicate in your email if…

Workshop Metagenomics

When Where
Monday 27 November, 2017 - Tuesday 28 November, 2017 Leiden, Netherlands

In this workshop, a general background to metagenomics will be provided. The workflow of sample preparation, DNA isolation, selection of sequencing technology, read mapping, annotation and metagenome assembly will be covered. Both 16S and metagenome analyses will be discussed.

Cytoscape automation workshop

When Where
Friday 24 November, 2017 Maastricht, Netherlands

Cytoscape is one of the most popular desktop applications for network analysis and visualization. In this workshop, we will demonstrate new capabilities to integrate Cytoscape into programmatic workflows and pipelines, for example in R and Python. We will being with an overview of network biology themes and concepts, and then we’ll translate these into Cytoscape terms. The bulk of the workshop will be a hands-on demonstration of accessing and controlling Cytoscape from R to perform a network analysis of tumor expression and variant data.

Integrated Multi-Omics analysis – Workshop and Symposium

When Where
Thursday 23 November, 2017 - Friday 24 November, 2017 AMC, Amsterdam

Omics technology has revolutionized molecular approaches towards understanding (human) disease. Unfortunately, data stemming from various omics platforms, such as genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics, tend to be analyzed separately. To fully harness the power of these big data, a simultaneous analysis is required. This two-day event aims to bring up and discuss the latest methodology for doing so.

NGS Course: RNA-seq data analysis

When Where
Monday 06 November, 2017 - Wednesday 08 November, 2017 LUMC Leiden

The BioSB research school and partner LUMC are organizing a 3-day course on RNA-seq data analysis. This 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 will cover the analysis pipelines for differential transcript expression and variant calling. Examples…

Applied Microbial Genomics

When Where
Thursday 02 November, 2017 - Friday 10 November, 2017 Nijmegen

Biotechnology research generates large-scale data, and specifically genomics data. But can this data and/or information effectively be used to answer your industrial microbiological research question? This course will teach you to consider and work with data-analysis strategies, which will provide an answer to many of your questions relating to available (micro)biological data. And the course will zoom in on important issues to consider when generating new data for your model system.

Variant effect prediction

When Where
Tuesday 31 October, 2017 - Wednesday 01 November, 2017 Breda

DNA sequencing, incl. NGS, is a standard technology used in most modern laboratories. When the focus is on the identification of variants in the sequence, the next challenge is to evaluate these variants and their potential consequences. The “Variant Effect Prediction” course has been developed to show what one can do to predict the consequences on DNA, RNA and protein level, i.e. to classify the variants.

Protein structures: production, prowess, power, promises, and problems

When Where
Monday 30 October, 2017 - Friday 03 November, 2017 CMBI, Nijmegen

In the right hands, protein structures are a ‘power’ful tool to answer bio-molecular questions. Knowledge of the structure is a pre-requisite for rational drug design, for biotechnology, for chemical biology, and for answering a whole series of biomedical questions. In this course we will discuss the ‘production’ of protein structures by NMR, X-ray, and homology modelling. These methods all have their pro’s and cons so a certain ‘prowess’ is needed to follow all ‘promises’ and start attacking bio-medical ‘problems’ using protein structures.

3Gb-TEST Next-Generation Sequencing Course

When Where
Monday 25 September, 2017 - Wednesday 27 September, 2017 Ljubljana, Slovenia

A 3-day course on NGS Ljubljana, Slovenia in the period of 25-27 October 2017. The focus of the course is on clinical diagnostics using exome/genome sequences, variant identification and analysis including afternoon practical sessions.

Course: Pattern Recognition (5th edition)

When Where
Monday 25 September, 2017 - Friday 29 September, 2017 Amsterdam, the Netherlands

In this course, we will introduce basic techniques from the fields of pattern recognition and machine learning to solve such problems. We will introduce the pattern recognition pipeline: measuring, feature extraction and selection, classification and evaluation.

BioSB HotTopics meeting: Single Cell Analysis

When Where
Thursday 21 September, 2017 LUMC, Leiden

On September 21, 2017 Delft University and LUMC are organizing an afternoon BioSB HotTopics meeting on the subject of Single Cell Analysis.

NGS in DNA Diagnostics

When Where
Monday 11 September, 2017 - Wednesday 13 September, 2017 ErasmusMC Rotterdam, The Netherlands

VKGL/VKGN ‘NGS in DNA diagnostics’ is a course aimed at Genomic Resequencing in a Medical Diagnostic Context, i.e to apply Next Generation Sequencing data as diagnostic tool in the hospital. Lectures will be accompanied with hands-on exploration.

MGC Next Generation Sequencing data analysis

When Where
Wednesday 30 August, 2017 - Friday 01 September, 2017 LUMC Leiden

The course aims at PhD students, postdocs and senior researchers who are interested in, planning, or already working with next-generation sequencing. We welcome researchers from both the genomics and bioinformatics fields. Currently available technologies as well as hardware and software solutions will be presented and discussed. The focus of the course will be on the data and ways to analyse the data.

MolMed course “Databases, Pathways and Cytoscape”

When Where
Friday 07 July, 2017 Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Netherlands

This is a one-day introduction course to databases, pathway analysis and biosemantics for the interpretation of gene lists such as generated by differential expression experiments. Practicals include the webtools DAVID and Anni, and the network tool Cytoscape. This course is useful for biomedical researchers with gene expression data as well as bioinformatics researchers who need an introduction to this specific field and tools.

MolMed course “How to make sense out of your RNA-Seq/microarray data”

When Where
Monday 03 July, 2017 - Friday 07 July, 2017 Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Netherlands

This is a 5-day course on gene expression data analysis using R, databases and Cytoscape (5th day, also offered as separate course). The course is tailored for biomedical researchers with gene expression data from RNA sequencing or microarray experiments.

JOBIM 2017 (Lille) : 3rd BeNeLuxFra Student Symposium

When Where
Monday 03 July, 2017 - Thursday 06 July, 2017 Lille, France

We are very pleased to introduce our new annual symposium that will be held as a satellite meeting of JOBIM 2017 in Lille. This new edition will also be the 3rd BeNeLuxFra Student Symposium, co-organized with RSG Luxembourg, RSG Belgium and RSG Netherlands. The program includes keynotes, round tables, oral communication from early-stage researchers. Read…

Quantitative and Predictive Modelling course

When Where
Monday 26 June, 2017 - Friday 30 June, 2017 Wageningen

In this Quantitative and Predictive Modelling course the participants learn how to describe the dynamic behaviour of biological systems and to integrate experimental data. Concepts of modelling are introduced via a great variety of examples taken from diverse practices. The emphasis is on providing an introduction into modelling approaches rather than an in-depth treatment of a few techniques. So, the course provides a broad overview of Modelling in the Life Sciences and is as such useful for a broad audience.

byteMAL Conference Maastricht 2017

When Where
Friday 23 June, 2017 Maastricht

byteMAL (Bioinformatics for Young inTernational researchers) is a conference for young researchers in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology and aims to provide a new networking platform for knowledge and expertise exchange across borders – Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

R2 – Genomics analysis and visualization platform

When Where
Monday 19 June, 2017 Amsterdam, the Netherlands

R2 is a publicly accessible web-based program ( allowing biomedical researchers, without bioinformatics training, to integrate clinical and genomics data. To help researchers get started, the department of Oncogenomics is organizing a 1 day introduction workshop with hands-on training on Monday June 19th (09:30-17:00). The workshop will cover the essentials of working with genomics data in R2 and will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to use this versatile tool.