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Sheffield Bioinformatics Core Training Courses

The course programme for the remainder of 2018 and beginning of 2019 has been finalised and with exception of Software Carpentry all the following courses are available for booking:-

September 20th – Introduction to R

November 6th/7th – Introduction to identifying and characterising variants from NGS data

November 26th /27th – Software Carpentry

December 17th – Introduction to RNA-seq

January 14/15th – Introduction to the analysis of RNA-seq data in R

Booking onto the courses is available from the University’s onlinestore page

https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-medicine-dentistry-and-health/neuroscience

More information about the content of each course can be found on our website.

http://sbc.shef.ac.uk//training/

Bioinformatics core training courses

You can register your interest for future courses here:

http://goo.gl/97fZGt

And materials from previous courses are available on their website:

http://sbc.shef.ac.uk//training/

Conservation genetics jobs in Edinburgh

A couple of jobs have recently come up at the WildGenes lab at RZSS in Edinburgh:

http://www.rzss.org.uk/job-vacancies/conservation-programme-manager-rzss-wildgenes/

http://www.rzss.org.uk/job-vacancies/research-assistant-6-months-fixed-term/

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.

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

Ecological Genetics Group 2018 meeting

Nice little meeting this – special interest group of the BES:

Registration is now open for the Ecological Genetics Group 2018!

The meeting concentrates on evolutionary, ecological and population
genetic issues in all types of organisms.

The 62nd Meeting of the Ecological Genetics Group will be held at the
Skempton Building, Imperial College London  between the 10th and 12th
of April, 2018.  The conference is sponsored by the British Ecological
Society and the Genetics Society.  There will be a full scientific and
social programme throughout the three-day period of the conference.
It brings together those working in the fields of population genetics,
ecology and evolution from across Europe and beyond.

Talks and posters are welcome from all! For those of you still completing
your MScs and PhDs, remember that you will have the chance to win
the coveted best talk/poster prizes!  The Ecological Genetics Group
meetings have a long tradition of being friendly and relaxed, where
young researchers studying for their PhDs can mix with established
academics, and the organizing team will ensure that this tradition is
upheld. It includes a free Natural History Museum Behind the Scenes Tour
On Wednesday afternoon.

No matter what stage of your career, please consider presenting at EGG,
we need you!  Remember students- there is the chance to win the best
student talk/ poster prizes!

If you would like to present either a talk or poster can you let Gemma
Beatty (geb3@aber.ac.uk) know by the 17th March 2018.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ecological-genetics-group-62nd-annual-meeting-tickets-42942802077?aff=es2
Contact Email: geb3@aber.ac.uk

Accommodation available

My old house in Wharncliffe Side is currently available to rent. It’s on the NW side of Sheffield, in the picturesque Upper Don valley. It’s not within walking distance of uni, but is a ~20 min drive or ~35 mins by public transport. It has two double bedrooms, garden & garage, great access to countryside/Peak District walking and country pubs, plus an extensive garden bird list for Sheffield (details can be provided upon request!).

It’s advertised through an agency, but any queries then feel free to drop me a line (h.hipperson@sheffield.ac.uk)

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-63151789.html

Helen

Population Genomics Workshop

A few of us from the mol ecol lab will run the Population Genomics Workshop in Sheffield again in January. More details including how to apply are on the webpage:

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/nbaf-s/courses/popgen