Summer School in Bioinformatics

Date:

 Monday 13 Friday 17 June 2016

Venue: 

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom

Application opens: 

Friday December 18 2015

Application deadline: 

Tuesday March 01 2016

Participation: 

Open application with selection

Contact: 

Lucy Criddle

Registration fee: 

£600

Registration closed

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Overview

This summer school, run jointly with Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences, will provide an introduction to the use of bioinformatics in biological research using publicly available data resources and tools. Participants will initially be introduced to bioinformatics theory and practice, and a small range of tools and resources. To enable specific exploration of resources in their particular field of interest, participants will be divided into focused groups to work on a small project set by EMBL-EBI resource and research staff, ending in a presentation from each group on the final day of the course. The course will include training and mentoring provided by experts from EMBL-EBI and external institutes.

Audience

This course is aimed at individuals working in biological disciplines who have little or no experience in bioinformatics. Applicants are expected to be embarking on bioinformatics related projects or need to use such approaches in their work. 

Please note that the course will not cover aspects of computer programming or in-depth data analysis; there will be no opportunity to analyse personal research data during this course.

Outcomes

Following course completion participants should be able to:

  • Discuss applications of bioinformatics in biological research
  • Browse, search, and retrieve biological data from public repositories
  • Use appropriate bioinformatics tools to explore biological data
  • Comprehend some ways biological data can be stored, organised and interconverted

Programme

Time Topic Trainer
Day 1 - Monday 13 June
10:00 - 10:30 Arrival, registration and refreshments 
10:30 - 11:30 Welcome, introduction and networking Tom Hancocks
11:30 - 13:00 Study design for bioinformatics Bill Pearson
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 15:00 The bioinformatics one-way mirror: when "not-true" is not false Bill Pearson
15:00 - 15:30 Break  
15:30 - 16:00 Making use of public resources Sarah Morgan
16:00 - 16:45 Bioinformatics resource taster sessions: Ensembl & UniProt

Anja Thormann & Magali Ruffier

Klemens Pichler

16:45 - 17:30 Data reproducibility Amy Tang
17:45 Check-in at Conference Centre  
18:00 Networking drinks reception  
19:00 Evening meal at Hinxton Hall  
Day 2 - Tuesday 14 June
09:00 - 10:30 Introduction to sequence searching Bill Pearson
10:30 - 11:00 Break  
11:00 - 12:30 Introduction to group projects Sarah Morgan
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and posters  
13:30 - 15:00 Project work session  
15:00 - 15:30 Break   
15:30 - 18:30 Project work session  
18:30 End of day  
19:00 Evening meal at Hinxton Hall  
Day 3 - Wednesday 15 June
09:00 - 10:30 Project work session   
10:30 - 11:00 Break  
11:00 - 12:00 Project work session   
12:00 - 12:30 Webservices tutorial Andrew Cowley
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and posters  
13:30 - 14:30 Keynote: The origins of Malaria Julian Rayner
14:30 - 15:30 Project update reports  
15:30 - 16:00 Break  
16:00 - 18:30 Project work session  
18:30 End of day  
19:00 Evening meal at Hinxton Hall  
Day 4 - Thursday 16 June
09:00 - 10:30 Project work session  
10:00 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 12:00 Project work session  
12:00 - 12:30 Network analysis tutorial Pablo Porras
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and posters  
13:30 - 14:30 Keynote Pedro Beltrao
14:30 - 15:30 Project work session  
15:30 - 16:00 Break  
16:00 - 18:30 Project work session  
18:30 End of day  
19:00 Evening meal at Hinxton Hall  
Day 5 - Friday 17 June
09:00 - 10:30 Preparation of project presentations  
10:30 - 11:00 Break  
11:00 - 12:00 Project presentations  
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 - 14:00 Project presentations  
14:00 - 14:30 Course wrap-up and feedback Tom Hancocks
14:30 End of course