BioSB/ELIXIR-NL course: Managing and Integrating Life Science Information (5th edition)

When Where
Monday 22 January, 2018 - Friday 26 January, 2018 Amsterdam Science Park

Following this course will show you techniques for working with these distributed resources, which includes using the web of Linked data and scientific workflows. It will also focus on methods for using or linking your own data into this large distributed Semantic Web of resources, in order to ensure that your data is FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable).

Optimisation techniques in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

When Where
Monday 12 February, 2018 - Friday 16 February, 2018 Wageningen

In many different problems from bioinformatics and systems biology (e.g. multi parameter estimation, reverse engineering of gene networks, multi-alignment problem, 3D structure prediction etc.) various optimisation methods are applied. In this course you will get acquainted with the underlying mathematics of optimization and with a selection of local and global optimization methods. In addition, throughout this course a great variety of examples of optimization problems in life sciences will be presented and discussed.

Winter Class ‘Modeling Growth and Metabolism of Micro organisms’

When Where
Thursday 15 February, 2018 - Friday 16 February, 2018 Minnaert building, Utrecht, Netherlands

In a string of recent, highly influential papers, mathematical models went hand in hand with experiments to greatly increase our understanding of the growth and metabolism of microorganisms. Coarse-grained mathematical models were used to describe steady-state growth at the population level under a wide range of external conditions. Interestingly, at the same time models were developed to describe the stochastic nature of cellular growth. Owing to their quantitative success and their predictive power, mathematical models have become of great importance in cellular biology. In this Winter Class we will therefore discuss a number of influential mathematical modeling techniques and their applications to growth and metabolism. Subjects and techniques covered will include: coarse-grained modeling, Flux Balance Analysis, stochastic calculations.

Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (2nd edition)

When Where
Thursday 08 March, 2018 - Friday 09 March, 2018 Leuven, Belgium

This second edition of the VIB science conference Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences will feature recent developments in bioinformatics research, and highlight the power of computational biology in the fields of medical, agricultural, and biotechnology research. Renowned speakers will present how bioinformatics is applied broadly in life sciences, and shed light on the future perspectives of their research.

BioSB 2018 conference

When Where
Tuesday 15 May, 2018 - Wednesday 16 May, 2018 Congrescentrum De Werelt, Lunteren

The 4th edition of the Dutch Bioinformatics & Systems Biology conference will be organised on May 15 & 16, 2018 at the congrescentrum De Werelt in Lunteren. The BioSB 2018 conference discusses the latest developments in bioinformatics, systems and computational biology and interrelated disciplines, and their wide-ranging applications in life sciences & health, agriculture, food & nutrition.

Transcriptomics and Single Cell RNA-Seq Analysis

When Where
Sunday 26 August, 2018 - Friday 31 August, 2018 Leuven, Belgium

The first Belgium-Dutch Transcriptomics Summer School will be organised in Leuven, Belgium, from August 26-31, 2018. The Summer School is an unmissable learning opportunity for all life scientists analysing transcriptomics data! The aim of the course is to keep up with recent developments in transcriptome data analysis and bring own data along to analyse during the course under the supervision of expert trainers. This will provide the ultimate hands-on experience in Next Generation Sequencing data processing.

ECCB 2018

When Where
Saturday 08 September, 2018 - Wednesday 12 September, 2018 Athens, Greece

On 8-12 September 2018 the Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics will organise the seventeenth edition of the European Conference on Computational Biology in association with the ELIXIR. The ECCB 2018 will take place in the historic city of Athens in Greece. It is the main computational biology event in Europe and will welcome scientists working…