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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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: g.nicolaes@maastrichtuniversity.nl Submission of an abstract is required if you want to present a poster. Indicate in your email if…

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.

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.

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.