Benelux Metabolomics Days 2018

Wednesday 19 September, 2018 - Wednesday 20 June, 2018 Rotterdam, the Netherlands

On September 19 & 20, 2018 the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre will organise the Benelux Metabolomics Days 2018 to bring together the Metabolomics community in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The 2-day meeting will feature lectures by invited speakers, presentations selected via abstract submission, networking breaks, a conference dinner and poster sessions. We are regularly updating the programme with the latest confirmed speakers. The conference will focus on the latest developments in metabolomics technologies and the applications thereof in biomedical, nutrition, agri and food, industrial biotech.

ECCB 2018

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…

NGS in DNA Diagnostics Course

Tuesday 04 September, 2018 - Thursday 06 September, 2018 ErasmusMC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

This course is intended for bioinformaticians, researchers and molecular & clinical geneticists. The mixed programme will appeal to all those requiring a solid background in the application of NGS techniques for (routine) genetic diagnosis of a patient. The course will be mainly in English. 

MGC Next Generation Sequencing data analysis

Monday 27 August, 2018 - Wednesday 29 August, 2018 LUMC, Leiden, Netherlands

his 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 solutions will be presented and discussed. The focus of the course will be on data and ways to analyse the data.

Transcriptomics and Single Cell RNA-Seq Analysis

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.

Course: Algorithms for Biological Networks (5th edition)

Monday 25 June, 2018 - Friday 29 June, 2018 Wageningen University & Research

In this course, we will first give a brief overview of molecular biology, the advent of high-throughput measurement techniques and large databases containing biological knowledge, and the importance of networks to model all this

BioSB 2018 conference

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.

BioSB PhD Retreat 2018

Monday 14 May, 2018 De Werelt, Lunteren, The Netherlands

YoungCB (ISCB Regional Student Group Netherlands) is pleased to invite you to the BioSB PhD retreat 2018 in the afternoon of May 14th. The retreat will be held in Lunteren at the Congrescentrum De Werelt, preceding the BioSB conference. This year’s theme is: Machine Learning & Deep Learning.

Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (2nd edition)

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.

Winter Class ‘Modeling Growth and Metabolism of Micro organisms’

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.

Optimisation techniques in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

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

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).

Benelux Bioinformatics Conference 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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…