[All] CABANA workshops in 2019

Piraveen Gopalasingam piv at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Aug 5 11:13:27 BST 2019


*Dear all,*


We are pleased to announce applications are open for CABANA training 
workshops in Latin America in 2019.

The GCRF-fundedCABANA project <http://www.cabana.online/>is also 
delighted to offer travel fellowships of up to £1125 GBP for researchers 
to attend these workshops. The fellowships are open to scientists from 
Latin America at any stage of their career. Early-stage researchers and 
researchers from minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Title:CABANA Symposium: Bioinformatics and Biodiversity - Unlocking new 
tools for biodiversity research

Venue:Vale Institute of Technology (ITV) - R. Boaventura da Silva, , 955 
- NazaréBelem,  - PA, 66055-090, Brazil

Dates:  2-4 Sept 2019

Deadline for Applications: 16 August 2019, 17:00 BRT

Registration fee:$130R

Registration Link:https://forms.gle/7PJ25FYM71TVeCew7


This symposium will cover a broad range of topics in DNA barcoding and 
metabarcoding bioinformatics for biodiversity studies. Biodiversity 
experts from across Latin America and beyond will provide an 
introduction to the field, including general approaches and technologies 
for studying biodiversity in different contexts. Sample collection and 
processing, selecting appropriate markers and various analysis methods 
will be covered, as will regulatory issues in Latin America.

Target Audience

This symposium is aimed at a broad audience. We will welcome researchers 
from postgraduate level upwards who conduct biodiversity studies and are 
interested in initiating or boosting molecular and computational 
approaches to their work. We also welcome participation from those in 
industry, government, funding agencies or other stakeholders interested 
in establishing projects or programs on the use of molecular tools for 
biodiversity assessment, monitoring or species identification.

For more information regarding this course, please use the following 


Title:Chemoinformatics in Drug Discovery

Venue:LANGEBIO, Cinvestav - LANGEBIO, Cinvestav, Libramiento Norte 
Carretera Leon Km 9.6, Irapuato,  GUA, 36821, Mexico

Dates:  15-18 October 2019

Deadline for Applications: 18 August 2019

Registration fee:$800 MXN

Registration Link:https://forms.gle/9sQsxqr5MajNfDAm7


The aim of this workshop is to introduce researchers to the field of 
Chemoinformatics, especially in the areas of Structure-Based Drug Design 
(SBDD) and Ligand-Based Drug Design (LBDD). Trainees will cover the use 
of protein, ligand and drug databases, protein modelling, molecular 
docking and virtual screening for drug discovery applications. Managing 
and analysing virtual chemical libraries will also be covered, including 
the application of machine learning algorithms in drug discovery.

Target Audience

This workshop is suitable for researchers working in Latin American 
countries. Early career researchers, including graduate students, 
postdocs and professors working, or planning to start working in 
Chemoinformatics, are warmly encouraged to apply.

For more information regarding this course, please use the following 


Title:Advanced RNAseq and Network Analysis in Genomics

Venue:Instituto de Biología Agrícola de Mendoza / Institute of 
Agricultural biology (IBAM) - Almirante Brown 500, Chacras de Coria, 
M5528AHB,  Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina

Dates:  6-9 November 2019

Deadline for Applications: 1 September 2019, 23:30 ART

Registration fee:$1500 ARS

Registration Link:https://forms.gle/YMqHagC3DWNTNUG28


This course will provide training on RNAseq data production and 
interpretation. The course starts with a brief introduction to RNA-seq 
and discusses quality control issues. Next, we will present the 
alignment step, quantification of expression and differential expression 
analysis. We will dedicate some time to analysing and constructing 
networks from expression data and using the Gene Ontology for gene set 
enrichment test. Finally, we will cover some aspects of Meta-metrics in 
networks (high-dimensional data).

Target Audience

This course is aimed at researchers from Masters-level upwards within 
Latin America who are working with and/or generating their own plant 
genomic and transcriptomic datasets.

For more information regarding this course, please use the following 


Title:Analysis of Crop Genomics Data

Venue:Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes - Cra 1 Nº 18A - 12, 111711,  
Bogota, CUN, Colombia

Dates:  2-6 December 2019

Deadline for Applications: 29 September 2019, 23:00 COT

Registration fee:$112000 COP

Registration Link:https://forms.gle/peRkMuNy17YtshnX8


This course will introduce crop biologists to methods and approaches for 
analysing crop genomics data for genotyping. During the course 
participants will learn about genotyping experimental design, variant 
calling, comparative genomics using Ensembl, analyse variation data with 
Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor and the European Variation Archive and 
explore concepts of genome wide association studies (GWAS).  The content 
will explain how to make use of existing public data, retrieve, submit 
and share your data with the community.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at researchers at graduate level upwards within 
Latin America who are working with and/or generating their own crop 
genomic data or who are working on genotyping technologies, including 
data analysis software development.

For more information regarding this course, please use the following 

Please forward this call through your networks and local bioinformatics 

We wish you the best with your applications.

Kind regards

Guilherme Oliveira & Piv Gopalasingam, on behalf of the CABANA Consortium


Dr. Piv Gopalasingam AFHEA, BSc(Hons)
Scientific Training Officer
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
EMBL-EBI South Building, Wellcome Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SD, UK
T: +44 (0) 1223492548
Skype: piv.1011
www.ebi.ac.uk/training | @Cascade21 | @EBItraining
CABANA: www.cabana.online | @CABANAgcrf
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