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Register now for the “High Performance Computing in Bioinformatics” course

8. January, 2020

Registration is now open for the NORBIS course “High Performance Computing in Bioinformatics”, which will take place at UiO, Oslo, March 23rd – April 3rd, 2020. This course will focus on the application of high performance computing (HPC) to bioinformatics analysis, and is organized by Torbjørn Rognes.
 
You will find more details about the course and how to register hereRegistration ends February 21st, and successful applicants will be notified shortly after this date.

Register now for the “Metabolic pathway analysis” course

9. August, 2019

Registration is now open for the NORBIS course “Metabolic pathway analysis”, which will take place at NTNU, Trondheim, 4-8 November 2019. This course will provide an introduction to computational analysis and reconstruction of both small and genome-scale metabolic networks, and is organised by Ines Heiland.
 
You will find more details about the course and how to register hereRegistration ends September 15, and successful applicants will be notified shortly after this date. Note that external students must register here before September 15 to get credits for this course.

Register now for “Bioinformatics for functional metagenomics”

28. June, 2019

 
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the NORBIS course Bioinformatics for functional metagenomics, which will take place at NMBU, Ås, 4-8 November 2019. This course will include an array of contrasting tools to decrypt microbial communities, including those that assess community structure (metagenomics, predictive genome-reconstruction) and function (metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics), and is organised by Phil B. Pope.
 
 
You will find more details about the course and how to register hereRegistration ends 15 September, and successful applicants will be notified shortly after this date. Note that external students must register here before September 1 to get credits for this course.

Want to organise a course or a workshop with support from NORBIS?

24. June, 2019

Do you carry an idea for a course or a workshop within the fields of bioinformatics, biostatistics or systems biology? Want to invite international experts to give lectures at this event? Once again it is time for NORBIS to ask you to propose a course or a workshop to be organised with financial and administrative support from us. We welcome brand new ideas, as well as adaptations of already existing courses and workshops.

Our financial support will cover travel related expenses for invited and internal lecturers as well as participating student members, for both courses and workshops. For courses, we will in addition give a flat sum of 60 000 NOK per course to the responsible department, to compensate time spent preparing and teaching the course. Our administrative support may help during both planning and execution of the course or the workshop, and will ease the process of making a course available across institutions.

Please visit this page to get an overview of the activities that we already offer, and to read our guidelines.

Our members currently have the following topics on their wish list (among many other!):

– proteomics analysis (statistics and bioinformatics)
– basic and advanced statistics on molecular data (in high demand!)
– high dimensional data analysis
– evolutionary genomics
– network biology
– machine learning
– clinical NGS analysis
– open source data

You are of course free to propose other topics within the scope of NORBIS.

 

We aim for our courses to be organized in a biannual fashion. We therefore encourage organisers of previous NORBIS courses to apply with an updated proposal, and to kindly add a summary of the participation and evaluation from the last round, as well as a note describing any updates and changes.

 

Please read more and register your proposal here: by  September 9 2019.

Want to organise a course or a workshop with support from NORBIS?

18. June, 2018

Do you carry an idea for a course or a workshop within the fields of bioinformatics, biostatistics or systems biology? Want to invite international experts to give lectures at this event? Once again it is time for NORBIS to ask you to propose a course or a workshop to be organised with financial and administrative support from us. We welcome brand new ideas, as well as adaptations of already existing courses and workshops.

Our financial support will cover travel related expenses for invited and internal lecturers as well as participating student members, for both courses and workshops. For courses, we will in addition give a flat sum of 60 000 NOK per course to the responsible department, to compensate time spent preparing and teaching the course. Our administrative support may help during both planning and execution of the course or the workshop, and will ease the process of making a course available across institutions.

Please visit this page to get an overview of the activities that we already offer, and to read our guidelines.

Our members currently have the following topics on their wish list (among many other!):

– proteomics analysis (statistics and bioinformatics)
– basic and advanced statistics on molecular data (in high demand!)
– high dimensional data analysis
– evolutionary genomics
– network biology
– machine learning
– clinical NGS analysis
– open source data

You are of course free to propose other topics within the scope of NORBIS.

 

We aim for our courses to be organized in a biannual fashion. We therefore encourage organisers of previous NORBIS courses to apply with an updated proposal, and to kindly add a summary of the participation and evaluation from the last round, as well as a note describing any updates and changes.

 

Please read more and register your proposal here: by  September 28 2018.

MedBioInfo course in ‘Machine Learning in Medical Bioinformatics’ June 11-15

24. April, 2018

We are happy to announce that NORBIS will have a number of seats available for our members at the course in ‘Machine Learning in Medical Bioinformatics’, organised by our Swedish collaborators MedBioInfo.se in Linköping, Sweden, June 11-15. NORBIS members may apply for a seat and a travel grant to attend the course, please read more here.

Learn ‘High Performance Computing in Bioinformatics’

5. December, 2017

Want to learn how to effectively use HPC clusters for running computationally or data intensive bioinformatics applications? Register now to join our course on ‘High Performance Computing in Bioinformatics‘, which runs in Oslo 16-27 April, by Torbjørn Rognes et al.

Read more and register here by 1st February (for obtaining credits, the deadlines are as follows; 11th January for UiO students, 3rd January for external students). Note the early registration deadline, which is due to UiO’s internal administrative deadlines for registering to courses

Register now for ‘Statistical methods in relatedness and pedigree analysis’

29. November, 2017

 
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the NORBIS course Statistical methods in relatedness and pedigree analysis, which will take place at University of Oslo 8-12 January 2018. This course introduces statistical methods in genetic relatedness and pedigree analysis, with applications in linkage analysis, relatedness inference and forensic genetics, and is organised by Magnus Dehli Vigeland and Thore Egeland.
 
You will find more details about the course and how to register hereRegistration ends 15 December, and successful applicants will be notified shortly after this date.

Registration now open for ‘Sequence comparison and database search’

23. November, 2017

NORBIS is happy to announce that registration now is open for our course ‘Sequence comparison and database search’ (NORBIS901), which will run in Bergen 29 January – 2 February.

This course provides insight into methods for aligning biological sequences. Its goal is to present an overview of the basic concepts of sequence alignments and some of their applications with a strong emphasis on homology based multiple sequence alignment modelling, one of the most widely used method in biology. The course is based on our previous course ‘An introduction to sequence comparison and database search‘, which was run in November 2015, but is more advanced and will also include RNA structure based alignments.

Read more and register here by 2nd January 2018

Feel free to share the invitation with anyone who might be interested.

Registration for ‘Modern methods for analysing survival and time-to-event data’ now open

22. September, 2017

We are excited to announce a new course that will give researchers in biostatistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology and related fields an up-to-date overview of statistical methodology for analysing time-to-event data. The course ‘Modern methods for analysing survival and time-to-event data‘ is organised by Ørnulf Borgan, Odd O. Aalen and Håkon K. Gjessing, and will run in Oslo, 4-8 December 2017.

Read more and register before 1 November here!

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