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    Challenges within and between omics data integration - 19 November 2018, Ghent

    Monday, 19 November, 2018 - 09:00 to Tuesday, 20 November, 2018 - 18:00
    Ghent FSVM Research Building
    Ghent FSVM Research Building - Shell auditorium Technologiepark 927 9052 Ghent

    During this training, we will introduce computational approaches that are at hand to analyze, integrate and interpret omics data. We target scientists with no or limited knowledge on omics data integration, more advanced levels will be addressed in following sessions in 2019. During a first day of lectures (Monday 19 November), experts in the field will illustrate their know-how, discuss applications and stir new ideas to integrate and interpret data from different omics technologies. The first session of the day will deal with different sources of data, data management, data standardization, etc. Next, field experts will showcase algorithms and tools they developed and/or use for different types of omics data integration (both supervised and unsupervised methods) and explain opportunities and challenges of the specific algorithms. A third session will be dedicated to interpretation and validation of results. During a round table discussion, the trainers will address questions/issues that were raised by the participants, to stimulate the interaction and to make the training as relevant as possible for your own research. We will end the day with a keynote talk that will integrate several of the methodologies that were discussed during the day into a biological story. 


    This first training in a series of three targets scientists interested in learning on omics data processing and integration with no or limited experience. It is aimed at PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians or other scientists with a molecular biology background.


    ·        Shoshana Wodak, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology

    ·        Lana Garmire, University of Hawai Cancer Center, Honolulu, US

    ·        Roded Sharan, School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, IL

    ·        Tom Michoel, Computational Biology Unit, Dept. of Informatics, University of Bergen, NO 

    ·        Patrick Aloy, Structural Biofinformatics lab, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, ES

    ·        Stein Aerts, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, Leuven, BE​

    ·        Gary Bader, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, CA


    The lecture part of the training is organized on Monday 19 November 2018 at the FSVM Research Building in Ghent (Belgium).

    Visit the VIB Training website for more information and registration.