Terry’s group meeting today 1.30pm BMS sem 1

Programming for Evolutionary Biology Conference

We are pleased to announce the fourth Programming for Evolutionary
Biology Conference, which will take place in Buttermere, Lake District,
UK, on September 2-6 (Sunday to Thursday). The conference is organised
by postgraduate students and staff at the Department of Biological and
Geographical Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK.

Details are available at http://pebconference.info/

Deadline for registration is midnight on 1st July.

The programme includes up to 18 short (15 min) talks and presentations
before lunch and up to 6 computational workshops and tutorials in the
afternoon. We will have pleasure of welcoming two fantastic keynote
speakers: Dr Nicola Nadeau from the University of Sheffield and Dr
Rui Martiniano from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University of
Cambridge. Confirmed workshops include: using GIS in R, run by Dr Anna
Krystalli from the University of Sheffield, cloud computing, run by
Martin Callaghan from the University of Leeds and parameter selection
in Stacks for the analysis of RAD-seq data, run by Marisa Martin Cerezo
from the University of Huddersfield; with more workshops coming soon
(feedback and suggestions are welcome during the registration process!).

The cost of the conference is £275 including 4 nights’ accommodation
and full board. To register, please fill in the registration form, along
with an abstract and short cover letter regarding your participation in
the conference:

https://goo.gl/forms/a1gH9fqzmFYnjS492

UoS course: Introduction to RNA-seq analysis in R

Monday 9th July 09:30 – 17:00

Tuesday 10th July 09:30 – 17:00

Information:- http://sbc.shef.ac.uk/training/rna-seq-in-r-2018-07-09/

Booking:- https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-medicine-dentistry-and-health/neuroscience/introduction-to-analysing-rnaseq-data-in-r

In this workshop, you will be learning how to analyse RNA-seq count data, using R. This will include reading the data into R, quality control and performing differential expression analysis and gene set testing, with a focus on the edgeR analysis workflow. You will learn how to generate common plots for analysis and visualisation of gene expression data, such as boxplots and heatmaps. You will also be learning how alignment and counting of raw RNA-seq data can be performed in R. This workshop is aimed at biologists interested in learning how to perform differential expression analysis of RNA-seq data when reference genomes are available.

Terry’s group meeting TODAY 1pm BMS sem room2

UoS course: Best Practices in Research Data Management for Biological Science

Course on research data management from the Sheffield Bioinformatics Core – 30th April:

  • How much data would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named ‘final_final_versionEDITED’?
  • Have you ever struggled to import your spreadsheets into R?

As a researcher, you will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications. Whether you create, receive or collect data, you will certainly need to organise it at some stage of your project. This workshop will provide an overview of some basic principles on how we can work with data more effectively. We will discuss the best practices for research data management and organisation so that our research is auditable and reproducible by ourselves, and others, in the future.

Please use this link to sign-up for the course

https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-medicine-dentistry-and-health/neuroscience/best-practices-in-research-data-management-for-biological-science

UoS Course: Introduction to Unix for Bioinformatics

Intro to Unix course from the Sheffield Bioinformatics Core – 21st May:

Beginners course on the using command line interfaces to perform Bioinformatics Analysis

This course offers an introduction to working with Linux. We will describe the Linux environment so that participants can start to utilize command-line tools and feel comfortable using a text-based way of interacting with a computer. We will take a problem-solving approach, drawing on types of tasks commonly encountered by Linux users when processing text files.

To sign up:

https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-medicine-dentistry-and-health/neuroscience/introduction-to-unix-for-bioinformatics

Postdoctoral Researcher Positions at the CBGP (UPM-INIA) (CBGP-Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence Research Program, Spain)

The Centro de Biotecnologia y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA) is seeking for outstanding candidates for 16 postdoctoral researcher positions in the three CBGP Transversal Scientific Programs (Plant Adaptation to Environmental Changes, Improving Plant Response to Biotic Stress, and Empowering Plant Nutrition) and in the Computational, Systems Biology, and Genomics Program (CSBGP). The CBGP (UPM-INIA) is a research institute recently recognized as Severo Ochoa (SO) Center of Excellence.

More info here

Terry’s group meeting TODAY 1.30pm sem rm 1

Accommodation for Andrew Beckerman’s visitor

Dear all – I have a visitor from the US from End of May to End of July – does anyone know of, or have a room, that needs letting? Please get in touch with me if you do: a.beckerman@sheffield.ac.uk

Best wishes,
Andrew Beckerman

Terry’s group meeting TODAY 3pm

BMS sem 1