Past Events


Translational Bioinformatics Workshop 2016: Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust

Date: 22/02/2016

Time: 09:00:00 am

Address: King’s College London and NHIR Biomedical Research Centre, Guy’s Hospital|Great Maze Pond|London|London|UK

Places are now available on the Translational Bioinformatics Workshop, led by NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s & St Thomas’ and King’s College London.

This five-day intensive course will cover key aspects of modern genomics data analysis, including next-generation sequencing and applications to drug target and biomarker discovery.

The workshop is based on theoretical lectures from International subject experts, coupled with practical and interactive ‘hands-on’ (learn by doing) sessions.

On completion participants will be equipped with a solid conceptual framework of the application of genomics/bioinformatics to translational research and with methodological skills to start analysing genomics data.

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EupathDB parasite bioinformatics workshop: EupathDB Team, Stuart Ralph, Chris Tonkin

Date: 15/02/2016

Time: 4:00:00 pm

Address: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, 1G Royal Parade|Parkville|Vic|3052|AU

The workshop will cover all the EuPathDB component databases (EuPathDB, AmoebaDB, CryptoDB, GiardiaDB, MicrosporidiaDB, PlasmoDB, PiroplasmaDB, ToxoDB, TrichDB, TriTrypDB and OrthoMCL), and will run from 4:00pm on Monday, February 15 to 12:00pm on Friday, February 19, 2016

The application deadline is January 15, 2016 and the course is limited to 30 participants.

Who should apply: This workshop is intended to be a 4 day thorough and intensive introduction to database resources that are part of the Bioinformatics Resource Center (EuPathDB, AmoebaDB, CryptoDB, GiardiaDB, MicrosporidiaDB, PlasmoDB, PiroplasmaDB, ToxoDB, TrichDB, TriTrypDB and OrthoMCL). The ideal candidate would have a need to become a frequent and extensive user of one or more of these database resources and presumably has a bioinformatics research problem that they might work on as part of their training while attending the course. Preference will be given to applicants that are in a position to benefit most from intensive training and that are in a position to return to their home institution and transfer their newly acquired knowledge to others. Evaluation of the applications will focus heavily on your responses to the questions asked on the application page and on letters of recommendation.

Costs and Fees: The course is free. All training materials are covered. Accommodation costs will be covered for students who are members of the Australian Society of Parasitology travelling to Melbourne. Attendees are expected to provide their own transportation to the course and pay for a few of their meals. No travel funds are available. Letters of acceptance will be mailed early to facilitate the solicitation of outside travel funds. Hotel room charges will be paid by the course from February 15 through 11:00am February 19 (Note: course ends at 12PM on February 19).

We acknowledge generous support from the Molecular Approaches to Malaria Conference 2016, The Australian Society of Parasitology, and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and the.

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Armidale Genetics Summer Course 2016

Venue:  University of New England, Armidale, Australia

Dates:   Monday 1 February 2016 – Friday 5 February 2016


Topic:    Investigating the Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits &

                Prediction of Phenotype from Genome-wide SNPs


Teachers: Doug Speed and David Balding


Course Audience: Postgraduate students, researchers  and other professionals


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Clinical Genomics Data Analysis: A Practical Course, Garvan Institute and Bioplatforms Australia

Date: 12/14/2015

Time: 8:30:00 am

Address: Garvan Institute|Darlinghurst|NSW|-|AU

Workshop Content: Genomics and genome structure;
Mutation calling and pathogenicity assignment;
Principles and practice in genome filtering;
Copy number variation;
Quality metrics;
Gene and protein modeling for enriched functional data;
An introduction to the special features of cancer genomic data.

Workshop participants will receive time-limited access to education-focused genomic data sets on the Garvan Institute’s variant filtration platform for clinical genomics: Seave.

Learning Objectives:

To explore and examine clinical genomic data in depth;

To develop an understanding of processes that underpin clinical genomic data analysis;

To obtain hands on experience in identifying variants and deducing their impact.

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BioInfoSummer 2015

Bioinformatics, is an exciting, fast‑moving area analysing and simulating the structures and processes of biological systems. BioInfoSummer provides bioinformatics training to students, researchers and others working in related areas.
The 2015 event includes both specialist lectures and hands on introductory and advanced computer workshops. Topics discussed will include:
  •     Introduction to Biology and Bioinformatics
  •     Epigenomics
  •     Translational Genomics
  •     Proteomics and Metabolomics
  •     Systems Biology, Networks and Data Integration

Key dates: Registration

Earlybird registration closes:    1 October 2015
Poster abstract submissions close:    6 November 2015
Registration closes:    27 November 2015

Key dates: Travel Grants

Applications open:    20 August 2015
Applications close:   16 October 2015


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