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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!

Want to organise a course or a workshop for NORBIS?

17. August, 2017

NORBIS again invites you to propose a course or workshop within any of our fields. If you carry an idea for a course or workshop, and perhaps would like to invite national or international experts, we hope that you now will take the opportunity to develop this with our help. It may be completely new, or based on existing events that may be adapted to fit the NORBIS format. NORBIS courses are ideally organised in a biannual fashion. We therefore encourage organisers of previous courses to apply with the same proposal as earlier, but please add a summary of the participation and evaluation from the last round, as well as a note describing any updates and changes.

Our students wish for courses covering the following topics, among others: multivariate statistics analysis, analysis of next generation sequencing data, metagenomics, systems biology and integration of omics data and machine learning. You are free to propose other courses within the scope of NORBIS. Please visit our course webpage to get an overview of the courses that we already offer, and to read our guidelines. The content and format of a workshop may be different from that of a course. A NORBIS workshop can be shorter, more focussed, closer to frontline research, and not necessarily teaching basic concepts, e.g. with students working on their own data.

Our financial support may cover compensation for preparation and teaching, and, in the case of courses, honorarium for national or international experts. Our administrative support may help during both planning and execution, and will ease the process of making the course available across institutions.

We will compensate courses financially by 60 000 NOK per week of teaching. This sum should cover preparation and teaching for internal as well as external lecturers, and will be paid to the responsible department, which in turn will work out the financial details together with the responsible researchers. We will further fund accommodation, diet and travel-related expenses for our students, course organisers and invited speakers on top of this. Read more and register your course here.

For workshops, we will cover travel expenses for our students and internal and external lecturers, but do not offer compensation for preparations or teaching. Read more about our workshops and register here.

Call closes October 20 2017.

New course on functional metagenomics at NMBU, Ås

10. February, 2017

This year, NORBIS will offer two courses on metagenomics analysis. ‘Bioinformatics for metagenomics and environmental sequencing‘  will run at UiO in March, and will primarily deal with amplicon-data and the corresponding data analysis. The new course, ‘Bioinformatics for functional metagenomics‘, will run at NMBU Ås in September, and will focus more on assembly, binning, annotation, transcriptomics and proteomics for metagenomes. 

An overview of all our courses may be found here.

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