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Friday, March 22, 2019

Apply to CGSI before April 1st. (UCLA)

The Computational Genomics Summer Institute in UCLA brings together mathematical and computational scientists, sequencing technology developers in both industry and academia, and the biologists who use the instruments for particular research applications.
CGSI 2019 long program runs from July 10th until August 2nd, and has a participation of more than 60 faculty.
Registration prices go up for applications received after April 1st.

URL: http://computationalgenomics.bioinformatics.ucla.edu/

Contact Person: The CGSI Team (uclacgsi@gmail.com)

Friday, January 4, 2019

Book bioinformatics in Spanish (free)

Dear ISCB community,

Please consider the following online book in bioinformatics, as far as we
know the first book of bioinformatics for Spanish speakers (completely free).

Here the description of the project:


And here all the chapters:


In the near future, we would like to open a call to prepare a second edition to update the contents and to include new chapters, this time with open peer-review of all the contributions.

Thanks in advance for the interest.

URL: https://zenodo.org/communities/bioinfconn/about/

Contact Person: Alberto Pascual-GarcĂ­a (alberto.pascual.garcia@gmail.com)

Thursday, January 3, 2019

May Institute on Computation and Statistics for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics

The May Institute on Computation and Statistics for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics will take place on April 29 – May 10, 2019 at Northeastern University, Boston MA. This educational program combines keynote presentations, introductory lectures, practical training, and informal personal discussions.

Instructors in the program are leading experts, who contributed numerous experimental and computational methods and software. The target audience are both beginners and experienced scientists, who would like to strengthen their computational and statistical expertise. We also welcome computer scientists, bioinformaticians, data scientists, statisticians and engineers interested in learning about working with data from modern biotechnologies. The participants will have many opportunities to ask questions, and will be able to present their research.

Participants can select a subset of the following programs:
- Targeted proteomics with Skyline
- Proteomics and metabolomics with OpenMS
- Imaging mass spectrometry with Cardinal
- Beginner's statistics in R
- Advanced R
- Statistics for quantitative mass spectrometry
- Visualization of biomolecular data
- Scientific writing
- Capstone – case studies in data-independent acquisition (DIA)

Tuition fee wavers and travel fellowships will be available for students and postdocs affiliated with academic institutions in the US. The application deadline is January 31, 2019
URL: https://computationalproteomics.ccis.northeastern.edu/

Contact Person: Olga Vitek (o.vitek@neu.edu)