External Workshops and Courses

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External Workshops and Courses

Below is a list of upcoming events and workshops that may be of interest. Many of these workshops are taught by HMS faculty and staff. For an extensive listing of courses held at these various institutes, see the Related Links menu on the sidebar.
 

ASCB Webinar: Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution with Eric Betzig, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 2:00pm
Register HERE to stream webinar.

The imaging of living systems involves inevitable tradeoffs between resolution, speed, non-invasiveness, and imaging depth. Betzig will describe new technologies that balance these tradeoffs and allow us to image molecules, living cells, or embryos either at nanometric resolution in 2D, at hundreds of planes/sec for hundreds of time points in 3D, or with optimal diffraction-limited resolution across whole organisms.

Find out more HERE.

EMBL-EBI Course: Animal Genome Informatics

When: September 29 - October 3, 2014
Where: European Bioinformatics Institute, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: August 15, 2014

This course will provide an overview of key issues in animal informatics, bioinformatics tools, and procedures for the analysis and annotation of the genomes sequences of animals, with an emphasis on the analysis of NGS data. It will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, computer-based practical sessions and interactive discussions. The course will provide a platform for discussion of the key questions and challenges in the field.

Find out more HERE.

EMBL Practical Course: Next Generation Sequencing: Whole genome sequencing library preparation and validation

When: October 6 - October 7, 2014
Where: EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Application Deadline: September 8, 2014

The goal of this course is to teach the fundamentals of NGS library preparation and validation using the Illumina TruSeq DNA PCR-free sample preparation kit. We will start with an introduction into Illumina NGS technology and the library preparation workflow. The main part will be the preparation of libraries from genomic DNA, with a focus on the critical steps and potential pitfalls of the protocol. Finally we will quantify and quality control the prepared libraries, before discussing solutions for whole genome sequencing data analysis.

Find out more HERE.

EMBL Practical Course: Next Generation Sequencing: Total RNA sequencing library preparation and validation

When: October 8 - October 10, 2014
Where: EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Application Deadline: September 8, 2014

The goal of this course is to teach the fundamentals of NGS library preparation and validation using the Illumina TruSeq stranded total RNA sample preparation kit. We will start with an introduction into Illumina NGS technology and the library preparation workflow. The main part will be the preparation of libraries from total RNA, with a focus on the critical steps and potential pitfalls of the protocol. Finally we will quantify and quality control the prepared libraries, before discussing solutions for total RNA sequencing data analysis.  

Find out more HERE.

EMBL Introductory Course: Statistical Bioinformatics using R and Bioconductor

When: October 13 - 16, 2014
Where: EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Application Deadline: August 7, 2014

This beginner level course  provides a basic training in statistical bioinformatics analysis using R and Bioconductor. The course topics include an introduction to R and Bioconductor, exploration of data using appropriate graphics, basics on statistical testing  as well as regression and principal component analysis. As an advanced topic, differential expression analysis of RNA-sequencing data using the DESeq2 Bioconductor package will be discussed.

Find out more HERE.

EMBL Advanced Course: Digital PCR

When: October 16 - 17, 2014
Where: EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

Real-time PCR has been adopted as the gold standard for nucleic acid target quantification in genomics research and is increasingly used for clinical analysis. However, there are some applications, such as precise measurement of copy number variation, low-abundance sequence detection, detection of rare mutations, including distinguishing rare sequences in tumours, and low-level gene expression analysis, where real-time PCR shows limitations. Digital PCR overcomes those limitations by enabling researchers to directly quantify nucleic acids, without the need for a standard curve, and provides higher precision than real-time PCR.  

Find out more HERE.

CSHL Course: Programming for Biology

When: October 13 - 28, 2014
Where: CSHL, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Application Deadline: August 15, 2014

Web-based tools are no longer enough for today's biologist who needs to access and analyze large datasets from myriad sources in desparate formats. The need to design and program custom analysis pipelines is becoming ever more important as new technologies increase the already exponential rate at which biological data is generated. Designed for lab biologists with little or no programming experience, students will leave the two-week Programming for Biology course with the bioinformatics and scripting skills necessary to exploit this abundance of biological data. The prerequisite for the course is basic knowledge of UNIX; some scripting experience is helpful. Lectures and problem sets from previous years that cover this background material are available online and students can study this material before starting the course.

Find out more HERE.

EMBL-EBI Course: Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing

When: October 28 - 31, 2014
Where: European Bioinformatics Institute, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: August 22, 2014

This course will provide an introduction to technology, data analysis, tools and resources for next generation sequencing (NGS) data. The content is intended to provide a broad overview of the subject area, and to highlight key resources, approaches and methodologies. Topics will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, practical sessions and group discussions. Analysis work during the course will use small, example datasets and there will not be scope to analyse personal data.

Find out more HERE.

CSHL Course: Advanced Sequencing Technologies & Applications

When: November 11 - 23, 2014
Where: CSHL, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Application Deadline: July 15, 2014

This intensive 2 week course will explore applications of next generation sequencing technologies, with a focus on commercially available methods. Students will be instructed in the detailed operation of several revolutionary sequencing platforms, including sample preparation procedures, general data handling through pipelines, and in-depth data analysis.

Find out more HERE.

CSHL Course: The Genome Access Course (TGAC)

When: November 12 - 14, 2014
Where: CSHL, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Rolling Admission

The Genome Access Course is an intensive two-day introduction to bioinformatics. The core of the course is the analysis of sequence information framed in the context of completed genome sequences. The course also features methods to assist the analysis and prioritization of gene lists from large scale microarray gene expression and proteomics experiments.

Find out more HERE.

MBL Special Topic Course: Computational Image Analysis in Cellular and Developmental Biology

When: October 11 - 21, 2015
Where: MBL, Woods Hole, MA
Application Deadline: June 12, 2015

This 10 day course offers theory and hands-on training in the design and implementation of image processing software required for the quantitative and mechanistic analysis of light microscopy data in cellular and developmental biology. An additional subject in the course will be software design, addressing both the implementation of optimized algorithms and sharable code, including programming in teams. This course is targets students with fairly advanced knowledge of programming.

Find out more HERE.

Online: iBiology Microscopy Course

This course is available for FREE online.
View Course HERE.

Light microscopy has become one of the most useful tools in the life sciences. Following the traditions of great courses on light microscopy, such as those offered by the Marine Biological Laboratory, EMBO, and the NCBS in Bangalore, this free online comprehensive course begins with the basics of optics, proceeds through transmitted light microscopy, covers the various methods of imaging fluorescent samples, describes how cameras work and image processing, and concludes with some of the latest advances in light microscopy. In addition to lectures, we also provide labs (filmed at a microscope) and short tips, so as to cover pragmatics of how to use microscopes. Assessments are provided for each lecture. Enjoy learning microscopy!

 

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