Bioinformatics for Core Facility Managers

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Date:

 Tuesday 12 Thursday 14 June 2018

Venue: 

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

Application opens: 

Monday November 13 2017

Application deadline: 

Friday March 23 2018

Participation: 

Open application with selection

Contact: 

Charlotte Pearton

Registration fee: 

£560 (with accommodation)

Registration closed

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Overview

Bioinformatics core facilities play an essential role in enabling research in the molecular life sciences. This is constantly evolving as new research tools emerge, as experiments become increasingly data intensive, and as their clients – experimental researchers – become more exposed to the power of data-driven biology. This is an opportunity for managers of core facilities to learn directly from EMBL-EBI’s service teams, from each other and from potential users.

This course is organised in parallel with Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators to maximise opportunities for networking. Shared sessions are highlighted in bold.

 

Audience

This course is aimed at aspiring, new and experienced managers of bioinformatics core facilities, or other facilities that support their users to analyse and interpret large biomolecular data sets.

Syllabus, tools and resources

 

Outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the strengths and limitations of your core facility
  • Develop plans to overcome (or circumvent) your limitations
  • Familiarise yourself and your team members with new public databases and tools, and with the latest developments in established services
  • Support the development of appropriate bioinformatics skills among users of your core facility

Programme

Day 1 – Tuesday 12 June 2018

12:00-13:00   Lunch and registration  
13:00 - 13:30   Course introduction and introduction to EMBL-EBI Cath Brooksbank
13:30-14:00   Keynote: The evolving role of bioinformatics core facilities Sarah Butcher
14:00-15:15   Models for core facility set up Alex Sossick and Ezgi Karaca
15:15-15:45   Coffee Break  
15:45 - 16:45   Maximising the value of your data TBC
16:45 - 17:30   Participants perspectives - challenges and expectations Sarah Morgan and Cath Brooksbank
18:00   Drinks and dinner with delegates from Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators  

Day 2 – Wednesday 13 June 2018

09:00 - 10:00 Designing your core facility services Vera Matser, Ezgi Karaca and Andrew Hercules
10:00 -11:00 Data challenges in the life sciences: EMBL-EBI perspective Ewan Birney
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break  
11:30-12:30 Designing your core facitlity services and assessing impact Vera Matser, Ezgi Karaca and Andrew Hercules
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Service budgets Sarah Butcher
15:00-15:30 Break  
15:30-17:00 Service budgets Sarah Butcher
17:00 Case study on data security and research infrastructures  
18:00 Day end  
18:30 Drinks and dinner with delegates from Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators  

Day 3 – Thursday 14 June 2018

09:00 - 11:00 Data management for you and your users Marta Teperek
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee  
11:30 - 12:30 Sources of support - CORBEL, ELIXIR, RItrain  
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Collaborative team working Conrad Bessant
14:30-15:30 Collaboration and networking workshop (with Coffee)  
15:30-16:00 Course wrap up and feedback Cath Brooksbank
16:00 Course end