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GOBLET & EMBnet AGM 2021

Bioinformatics Education & Training from 2012 and beyond

This year is GOBLET’s 10th anniversary (mygoblet.org), and EMBnet (embnet.org) is glad to be the host of the AGM in this particular year. To commemorate this occasion, we have planned a series of events collaborating with the ELIXIR Italian Node, the Department of Computer Science of the Bari University, and the COST Action ML4Microbiome (CA18131). All events are open to any researcher interested in or working in the field of Education & Training in Bioinformatics or in microbiome analysis.

The Goblet & EMBnet AGM2021 will be run jointly and will take place from 11-13 October using the Zoom platform! The AGM will be followed by additional events on Bioinformatics Education & Training (14-15 October).

EMBnet & Goblet welcome you to all planned events.


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Goblet & EMBnet AGM2021

CONFERENCE DAY #1 - 11 October 2021


12:00 - 16:30 (CEST)

Activity reports from GOBLET & EMBnet on specific initiatives and working groups

CONFERENCE DAY #2 - 12 October 2021


12:00 - 16:30 (CEST)

Activity presentation by GOBLET & EMBnet members and observers

CONFERENCE DAY #3 - 13 October 2021


12:00 - 16:30 (CEST)

Internal GOBLET and EMBnet meetings

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Bioinformatics Education & Training events

14 October 2021


ML4Microbiome Symposium

“Grand Challenges of Data-Intensive Science in microbiome & metagenome data analysis and training”. For info, please visit the Symposium website.

The focus of the Symposium will be on cutting-edge topics related to the analysis of microbiome data, emerging machine learning technologies and their application for the classification and standardization of sequencing data and associated metadata for the interpretation of their biological meaning.

15 October 2021


First Hackathon on

“Developing (FAIR) training materials for a lesson on how to develop (FAIR) training materials” – Organised by ELIXIR (Allegra Via and Patricia Palagi).

A hackathon organised in the context of the ELIXIR-GOBLET partnership and the ELIXIR Train-the-Trainer project. It aims at developing a lesson and related materials on how to develop FAIR training materials.

15 October 2021


ML4Microbiome Workshop

“Statistical and machine learning techniques for microbiome data analysis” (Organised by Eliana Ibhraimi & Domenica D’Elia) For info, please visit the workshop website.

A workshop aiming to introduce the audience to the main concepts of study design and statistical/machine learning techniques used in human microbiome studies. This event also fosters connections between discovery-oriented microbiome researchers and statistical\machine learning experts inside and outside the ML4Microbiome COST Action.

15 October 2021


EMBnet Tutorial

“Organising online bioinformatics courses using EMBnet Education & Training material: 4 level courses” (Organised by the EMBnet Education & Training Project Committee).

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a move from classroom-based education to online education. Many teachers had to adapt their existing course lectures and tutorials to online materials, many times without dedicated help from pedagogical experts.
During the EMBnet workshop, we will present some examples of courses in bioinformatics given under different conditions in different parts of the world.
We will together discuss issues encountered when organising and performing online teaching and we will share experiences and solutions. The goal of this workshop is to empower the participants with the necessary knowledge and resources to be able to organise an online introductory course of one week or a longer one-month advanced course. We will use Moodle as a tool and learn how to use some of the modules created by members of the EMBnet "Online Educational" Task Force.

We are looking forward to meeting you virtually very soon!