News and announcements

Train the Trainer course May 8-10 at the University of Basel, Switzerland. 

ELIXIR-CH and ELIXIR-SE are pleased to announce an ELIXIR Train the Trainer course, which will take place on 8-10 May at the University of Basel, Switzerland. 

Train-the-Trainer courses are for scientists:
- with some to little or no teaching experience,
- who want to become a teacher or a better one, and
- who believe teaching is - or may become - a relevant aspect of their professional development.
 

This course will cover 4 main topics:
- learning principles and how they apply to education and training;
- teaching techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation;
- design of lessons, course and materials;
- assessment and feedback in training and teaching.

Examples and discussions will also focus on the challenges presented by academic teaching.

Full details and the application form can be found here

Should you have any question about organizational issues, do not hesitate to contact me, the local organizer.

If you have questions regarding the course goals and content, you may contact the trainers: Jessica Lindvall (jessica.lindvall@nbis.se) and myself.

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Train the Trainer course May 30-31 in Italy

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, in collaboration with ELIXIR-IIB, is pleased to announce a Train the Trainer (TtT) event.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Course date: 30-31 May, 2019

 

VENUE

University of Padua, Campus of Biology and Biomedicine “Fiore di Botta”, Italy

 

We will accept a maximum of 20 participants. Priority will be given to candidates from Elixir Italy institutes and other ELIXIR Nodes. Notifications of acceptance will be sent shortly after the application, which will remain open until we reach 20 participants.

 

 

Full details and the application form at: https://elixir-iib-training.github.io/website/2019/05/30/train-the-trainer-padua.html

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course is organized around four sessions, covering:

* Learning principles and how they apply to training and teaching

* Teaching techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation

* Lesson, course, and materials design

* Assessment and feedback in training and teaching

 

Examples and discussions will also focus on the challenges presented by academic teaching.

 

Who may be interested in this course?

Whoever wants to become a teacher or a better one. If you have questions like the following ones, this course may be very helpful to you.

 

* How learning works?

* How can I use learning principles to improve my teaching?

* How can I make my teaching more engaging and effective?

* How should I adjust my teaching to different types of learners?

* How can I help slow learners?

* How can I assess whether my students are actually understanding my

 lessons? Are they actually learning?

* What is the best balance between theory and practice?

* How can I best assess whether learning is occurring and/or has occurred?

* What works in a classroom and what doesn’t?

* Etc.

 

Should you have any question about organizational issues, do not hesitate to contact us at elixir.ita.training@gmail.com.

If you have questions regarding the course goals and content, you may contact Allegra Via (allegra.via@gmail.com).

 

Thank you for your interest,

Loredana Le Pera

(ELIXIR-IIB Deputy TRaining Coordinator)

Weekly news 02.04.2019

Please note that registration is now open for the  ELIXIR EXCELERATE course "Single cell RNA-seq data analysis with R" which takes place 27.-29.5.2019 at CSC in Espoo (Helsinki), Finland. This hands-on course covers several aspects of single cell RNA-seq data analysis, ranging from clustering and differential gene expression analysis to trajectories, cell type identification and spatial transcriptomics. The course is organized by ELIXIR Finland in collaboration with ELIXIR Sweden, Norway, Germany, Netherlands and France, and it is free of charge.

The application deadline for the course is 16.4.2019. Participants are selected based on their motivation description, and we will also do our best to ensure that every country / research group gets at least one representative in the course. For registration and more information, please see the course website at https://www.csc.fi/web/training/-/scrnaseq.

The BioHackathon2019 call for hacking projects will close on 7 April. Submission of proposals will be coordinated through Easychair bh2019; if you have any questions contact Jen Harrow (jen.Harrow@elixir-europe.org).

BioContainers presents two new features: (1) users can trace the usage of every container on the registry page. (2) a similarity component  between all containers taking into account the metadata. At the end for each container, there is a set of suggestions for similar containers. See blast

 

Registration is open for the BioExcel Summer School on Biomolecular Simulations, taking place in Pula, Italy on 30 June - 5 July 2019. The summer school includes lectures and hands-on sessions on Molecular Dynamics simulations, Biomolecular Docking, QM/MM, Free energy calculations and advanced sampling methods (Metadynamics).
Registration to the PRACE/BioExcel Seasonal School HPC for Life Sciences is now open. The programme will allow participants to get a comprehensive understanding of the usage of the different codes; their scalability and performance, as well as ways to avoid potential issues; and learn the best practices about using them on HPC systems.

The next CORBEL webinar titled “A Basic Introduction to Bioimage Analysis” featuring Christian Tischer from the EMBL Centre for Bioimage Analysis (CBA), will take place on 11 April 2019 at 15:30 CEST.

Advanced R Programming for Bioinformatics Summer School in Visby (10-20.06.2019)

Dear Colleagues, 

 

Between 10-20 June 2019, Elixir-SE (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden) is organising RaukR, Advanced R Programming for Bioinformatics Summer School in Visby (Gotland, Sweden). 

We will cover a broad range of topics including writing R packages, reproducible research with R, using tidyverse packages, creating publication-quality plots with ggplot2 and working with GitHub, maps, machine learning and advanced statistics. W

Our guests, Jenny Bryan (RStudio, UBC), and Yhui Xie (RStudio) will share their knowledge and expertise with us!

You are welcome to register (no later than 01.04.2019) on: https://nbisweden.github.io/workshop-RaukR-1906/registration/

More info on: https://nbisweden.github.io/workshop-RaukR-1906

Please, spread the word! 

 

On behalf of the Organising Committee,

Marcin Kierczak, Sebastian DiLorenzo

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Marcin Kierczak, PhD
Bioinformatics data scientist

Bioinformatics Long-term Support (WABI)
National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden at SciLifeLab 

www.nbis.sewww.scilifelab.se/platforms/bioinformatics

BMC E10:3206, entrance C11
Husargatan 3, SE-752 37 Uppsala

Weekly news 25.03.2019

Open-access online tutorial How to install and deploy Beacon has been launched on the ELIXIR Slovenia eLearning Platform. The tutorial is also registered as TeSS material. The tutorial contains learning materials provided by Beacon developers from ELIXIR Finland and ELIXIR Spain. They contain instructions for Beacon installation and deployment, available as text and video.

Registrations are open for the Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop held together with the CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School at the ICTP in Trieste, Italy, from 19 - 23 August 2019. The workshop will provide an introduction to Machine Learning in omic data analysis, as well as automation approaches using CWL and Docker. The workshop is supported by ELIXIR and being organized by Fotis Psomopoulos (ELIXIR Greece)

The Galaxy Community is pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission for the 2019 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2019) are now open.

Registrations are open for two HPC workshops in Utrecht Netherlands, organised by ELIXIR Netherlands and SURFsara: Cluster Computing for Life Sciences on 23-24 April 2019 and Deep Learning for Life Sciences on 9 May 2019.

Join full-day Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp organized by FOSTER, CESSDA, ELIXIR and DANS: Open Science and Research Data Management Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp, Wednesday 17th April 09:00-17:00, The Hague, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

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