Systems Biology Workshop 2018

Systems Biology Workshop 2018 will be held on May 13-18 in a countryside hotel near St. Petersburg, Russia.

For the fifth time Bioinformatics Institute, ITMO University and Washington University in St. Louis organize Systems Biology Workshop with invited lecturers from Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard University and Columbia University.


This practical course in computational and systems biology is focused on the cross-over from bioinformatics to experimental biology, highlighting biology underlying systems level data and corresponding experimental designs for data acquisition and hypothesis testing. We will consider approaches to generation of system level data ranging from gene expression, RNA-, ChiP-, and exome-sequencing up to high-throughput metabolomics and network-based data integration.

The workshop is focused on those who want to learn about computational & systems biology approaches and their applications. People from both academia and industry are invited to apply. Basic knowledge of biology and ability to work with Linux command line is required. We recommend a free online course «Introduction to Linux» for those who are not confident in their Linux knowledge.

Attendees of the workshop will be selected on a competitive basis.
Key dates

December 20

Application submission open
March 21

otification of acceptance.

May 13

The event starts
Workshop Format


A five-day workshop will take place at the country hotel near Saint Petersburg, Russia. Each day will consist of lectures and practical modules where students will be able to carry out simplified calculations and discuss biological implications of their results. The working languages of the workshop will be Russian and English.

Program

  • Medical&Population Genetics
    GWAS&Exome Sequencing - from basics to phenotypes (BWA, PLINK, GATK, ExAc, gnomAD)

  • RNA-sequencing
    From basics of library preparations to counting gene expression and pathways analysis
    Discovering new biological phenotypes from gene expression data

  • Single-cell RNA-sequencing
    Understanding experimental design, data analysis and interpretation (focus on 10x). Walk-through examples from recently published papers

  • Proteomics
    Experimental design, data acquisition and data analysis. Examples of the state-of-the-art proteomics studies

  • Epigenetic regulation and understanding ChipSeq data
    Understanding the data and leveraging public resources: RoadMap Epigenomic, BluePrint, ENCODE, motif analysis etc.

  • Basics of Metabolomics
    Introduction into metabolomics, network based data integration, walk-through examples in immunometabolism

Evening informal lectures:

  • Informal history of discovering gene susceptibilities
  • From RNA to Protein and back
  • Battling creative challenges - parallels between directing movies and doing science (special appearance by our artistic friend from Serbia)
    Registration fees (includes accommodation and meals for 5 days):

    Academic 35'000 rubles
    Corporate 60'000 rubles

    All participants are to pay a registration fee. The registration fee covers all the expenses: accommodation, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), transfer to the venue, workshop materials and coffee breaks.

    • 10% registration fee discount is provided for filing the application before February 11.
    • 30% discount for students and alumni of Bioinformatics Institute.

    How to apply

    To participate in the workshop please fill in the application form (in Russian). by March 11, 2018.
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