International Course on Massive Data Analysis: Transcriptomics

Príncipe Felipe Research Center (CIPF


Valencia, Spain

10th-14th March 2014



What is MDA? A theoretical and practical course on Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis for transcriptomic studies.

How is the course scheduled? In a 5-days session.

Who is the target audience? The course is oriented to experimental researchers, post-doctoral and PhD students who want to learn about the state-of-the-art of transcriptomics data analysis methodologies and carry out their own analysis.

Who organizes MDA? The course is organized by the Genomics of Gene Expression Lab of the Príncipe Felipe Research Center (CIPF) in Valencia.

Why attending this course? RNA-Seq data from next generation sequencing experiments allows the study of genome-wide gene expression data at an unprecedented level of detail. However, analysing and understanding such expression data is not an easy task. Data analysis is still a major bottleneck for many researchers which are still applying inadequate statistical methods for the interpretation of their transcriptomic results. The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the latest analysis methodologies and to provide hands-on training on the analytical approaches implemented in high-performance computing packages. Lectures and hands-on sessions are taught in the facilities of the CIPF, which provide the ideal environment for the organization of bioinformatic courses.

What else? Social activities are organised during the course to favour networking and exchange of experiences among the students, as well as to promote a fruitful dialog between teachers and students.

Language The official language of the course is English.

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Next Generation Sequencing Conference (NGS) 2014

June 2-4, 2014
Barcelona, Spain


Hosted by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the Next Generation Sequencing Conference 2014 (NGS 2014) is a dedicated meeting on cutting-edge approaches to the processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. The goal of this conference is to bring together bioinformatics researchers and biologists facing new high-throughput sequencing challenges. The conference will feature presentations showing how current platforms can be used to address key biological questions and what is the current state of the art for data analysis. Sizeable space will also be dedicated to emerging and future trends in high-throughput sequencing and their associated computational challenges.

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Short Course and Workshop on RNA-Seq Analysis

Northern Genomics is happy to announce an intensive, introductory-level course on analysis of RNA-Seq data.

DATE: March 24-26, 2014
LOCATION: Oslo Science Park, Norway

One day of preparatory self-study and three full days of classroom learning, covering:

* Differential expression analysis
* Transcriptome assembly
* Hands-on analysis of example data sets
* Suitable for everyone, no prior experience required
* Personalized training – bring your own data!
* Experimental design considerations
* Includes access to a state of the art online analysis environment
Brief lectures will give insight into how knowledge can be generated from RNA-seq experiments through rational experimental design, and illustrate how to analyze such data. The focus is on active learning in computer exercises where you apply methods for quality assurance, mapping and assembly, visualization and statistical analysis of RNA-seq data under the guidance of the lecturers. Participants who bring their own data sets will receive tailored guidance.

The course is developed and taught by Northern Genomics AS, a Norwegian genomics solution provider founded by highly experienced computational and experimental biologists.

The course fee is 1000 EUR, which includes written and online course materials, lunch and refreshments.

The number of participants will be limited to ensure a low student-teacher ratio.
To obtain more information and register now, visit
Northern Genomics is a Norwegian startup company that aims to provide a range of genomics related services, including training, consulting, and technical solutions. Email: European Business Register ID number 912154033.

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NGS methods for identification of mutations and large structural variants

Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics (SIB)

Lausanne, 11-12 March 2014


This international event covers several aspects of the identification of genomic structural variants using NGS data. The mini symposium (Day 1) will present the latest developments in the field and the workshop (Day 2) will allow participants to get used to the tools with a virtual machine (VM) prepared during a test case hackathon (see TC2 hackathon). Particular emphasis will be given to the comparison of the different analysis tools and the combination of their respective results.

The ALLBIO FP7 CA aims to bring biologists and bioinformaticians together for the effective exploitation of high-throughput data. The focus being to transfer the human genome bioinformatics analysis methods in other genome analysis fields like microbial, plant, and lifestock.
ALLBIO is the main sponsor of this event, in addition 10 seats of the workshop are sponsored by the COST Action SeqAhead.

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COST action BM1006’s year 2013 on SlideShare

COST BM1006 on SlideShare

It’s been a real pleasure to receive, a couple of days ago, an official appreciation statement from SlideShare … The published keynotes of our COST Workshop – Barcelona 2013 even have been really appreciated by the Internet audience, and this gave us the record of being among the TOP 2% of most viewed on SlideShare in 2013.

Each presentation receive on average 55.5 visits, while the overall media on the social network is currently at 14.4 visitors per presentation. United States, Germany and the United Kingdom are the countries that have showed more interest in our topics of Omics & Data Integration in today’s bioinformatics.

We can only say a big Thank YOU! to all of our readers…

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