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    Education: Training in Computational Drug Design and Discovery at NIH
    Submitted by Vijayaraj Nagarajan; posted on Wednesday, November 08, 2017

    December 12-15, 2017
    National Institutes of Health
    9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD, USA
    faes.org/biotech66

    BACKGROUND

    Computational drug design and discovery has been a challenging task due to limitations in available computing resources. Public cloud computing facilities have dramatically changed this scenario, by bringing the most powerful computing systems within a click away, with unprecedented low cost options.

    OBJECTIVES

    This hands-on training will introduce researchers to the concepts, methods and tools for structure and ligand based computational drug designing and discovery using the open source tools and the cloud computing facilities.

    Hands-on Skills/Tools Taught:
    • Ligand preparation : OpenBabel
    • Target preparation: Chimera
    • Databases: ZINC, PubChem, ChemSpider, ChEMBL, DrugBank, Binding DB
    • Docking: AutoDockTools
    • Visualization: Chimera, PyMOL
    • Structure based virtual screening: AutoDock, Dock
    • Ligand drawing & visualization : Chemdraw, Chemsketch
    • Compound library : ChemT (or DRUGSTER or FSees)
    • Descriptors : Mold2
    • QSAR : Open3DQSAR (or TEST or Coral)
    • Pharmacophore exploration : Open3DQSAR (or DRUGON or pharmacophore)
    • Ligand alignment : LIGSIFT
    • Ligand based virtual screening: LIGSIFT (or MOLA or lisica)
    • ADMET, Toxicity estimation : Toxtree (or DataWarrior)

    December 18-20th, 2017
    Naples, Italy
    www.bbcc-meetings.it

    12th Edition

    The Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations is still open.

    Deadline is fixed on November 4th.

    Program of oral presentations will be announced in the next week. Please visit the conference web site for information about it, confirmed invited speakers, post-proceedings publications and any other information.
    Events: Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (2nd Edition)
    Submitted by Alexander Botzki; posted on Thursday, November 02, 2017

    March 8-9, 2018
    Leuven, Belgium
    vibconferences.be/even[...]ition

    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    As an integral part of biological research, the field of bioinformatics brings forth innovative computational approaches leading to high-impact results in an increasingly data-dense environment.

    After a sold-out first edition in March 2016, this second edition will feature recent developments in bioinformatics research, and highlight the power of computational biology in the fields of medical, agricultural, and biotechnology research. Renowned speakers will present how bioinformatics is applied broadly in life sciences, and shed light on the future perspectives of their research.

    ​Conference attendees will have ample networking opportunities besides an exciting scientific program.

    Abstract submission: vibconferences.be/user[...]D3618

    Find out more about the first edition 'ABLS' – vibconferences.be/even[...]ences

    CONFERENCE TRACKS

    • Medical Integrative Omics
    • Proteomics and Metabolomics
    • Structural Bioinformatics
    • Systems Biology

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Full Abstract Submission Deadline: January 18, 2018
    Early Bird Conference registration Deadline: January 25, 2018
    Final Conference registration Deadline: February 22, 2018

    For more information, please contact:
    VIB Conferences
    Phone: +32 9 244 66 11
    Email: conferences[at]vib.be
    Events: Accelerating Biology 2018: Digitizing Life
    Submitted by vinod jani; posted on Thursday, November 02, 2017

    January 9-11, 2018
    C-DAC, Pune, India
    cdac.in/acce[...]y2018

    C-DAC's Bioinformatics Resources and Applications Facility (BRAF) has recognized the need of dedicated supercomputing facility much ahead of time and is already playing a major role in providing dedicated supercomputing facility to biologists all over the world. Under the National Supercomputing Mission, the Government of India, intends to create a platform for personalized genomics and drug discovery. The proposed symposium aims to provide a forum to bring together scientists and technologists to enter the era of digital biology.

    FOCUS AREAS

    • Biomolecular Simulations and Intelligence
    • Algorithms and Analytics in Genomics
    • Next Generation Sequencing Applications
    • Metabolic Circuits and Systems Biology
    • BIGDATA and Deep Learning in Biology
    • BRAF User: Case Studies

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Registration Start: Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
    Early Bird Registration End: Thursday, 9 November, 2017
    Registration End: Wednesday, 6 December, 2017
    Abstract Deadline: Wednesday, 6 December, 2017
    DD receipt Deadline: Monday,11 December, 2017

    Submitter

    EXCERPT

    Doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital are offering new parents a landmark genetic scan that screens newborns for around 1,800 conditions. But most parents are declining the controversial test.
    Source: boston.cbslocal.com/2017[...]yseq/
    Events: CfP: One-day national seminar on Current Approaches in Proteomics
    Submitted by santhi N; posted on Monday, October 23, 2017

    December 20, 2017
    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    avinuty.ac.in/main[...]7.pdf

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    We cordially invite research papers / review papers from academicians, scholars and students for poster presentations. The topics include:
    • Protein separation and identification
    • Protein structure and function
    • Metabolic pathways, interactions
    • Applications (including drug discovery, diagnosis)
    • Informatics (modeling, database, analysis software)
    • Clinical proteomics
    • Related fields
    Research papers intended for oral presentations are welcome with complete details not more than three pages. Selected posters will be invited for short talks. The selected papers after peer-review shall be recommended for publications in the proceedings. All papers should be submitted to the mail id capseminar2017[at]gmail.com.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Registration and submission opens: October 19, 2017
    Submission closes: November 15, 2017
    Registration closes: December 10, 2017
    Publication Proceedings: January 20, 2018

    REGISTRATION FEE

    Students/ Scholars: Rs. 300
    Faculty members: Rs. 500

    April 20-21, 2018
    Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
    www.icacds.com

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    First ICACDS (International Conference on Advances in Computing and Data Sciences) conference was held in 2016. ICACDS is the one of the premier, renowned, and biggest technical conference focused on all aspect of Advanced Computing, Advanced Algorithms, and Data Sciences including Security. Like previous conference, ICACDS 2018 will feature world class speakers. The theme of ICACDS 2018 is "Advanced Computing and Data Sciences".

    ICACDS 2018 will feature both invited and contributed papers. The presented papers will be submitted to Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) – Springer for publication, which is indexed by major databases like DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus. Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers with four of maximum ten pages in specified format by Springer.

    CONFERENCE TRACKS

    Advanced Algorithm – Advanced Computing, Parallel Computing, Numerical Algorithms, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Web algorithms, Computational Methods, machine Learning, Predictive Computing, etc.

    Data Sciences – Data Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Medical Informatics, Mobile Analytics, Image Processing, Knowledge Discovery Theory, Human Machine Interaction, Data Security etc.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Full paper Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017
    Acceptance Notification Deadline: March 15, 2018
    Conference registration Deadline: March 30, 2018

    PAPER SUBMISSION

    Prospective authors are required to submit full-length papers of maximum 10 pages using EASYCHAIR conference management system formatted with Springer standard template, at the following link: easychair.org/conf[...]s2018

    For more information, please contact:
    ICACDS 2018 Secretariat
    Phone +91-9530243621
    Email: icacds2018[at]gmail.com

    Submitter

    The Repositive platform (repositive.io/?bioinformaticsorg) is an online portal indexing multiple human genomic databases, and currently the largest portal of its kind in the world. By indexing the metadata from 50+ global data sources, Repositive enables almost 2 million human genomic datasets to be browsed, and using its powerful query engine, Boolean predicates and predefined filters can help connect the research community with the genomic data they need.

    What data sources are on Repositive?

    1. 1000 Genomes – 3,911 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]NOMES)
    2. Allen Institute – 4,065 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]ITUTE)
    3. Array Express – 29,318 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]PRESS)
    4. Corpasome – 15 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]ASOME)
    5. Danish Diabetes Study – 1 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]BETES)
    6. MethyCancer – 199, 607 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]ANCER)
    7. dbGaP – 1,046 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]DBGAP)
    8. EBI Metagenomics – 110 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]OMICS)
    9. ENCODE – 10,150 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]NCODE)
    10. Estonian Biocentre – 20 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]ENTRE)
    11. European Variation Archive – 156 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]3AEVA)
    12. ExAC – 1 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]AEXAC)
    13. Expression Atlas – 1,087 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]3AGXA)
    14. GABRIEL – 1 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]BRIEL)
    15. GEO – 1,772 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]3AGEO)
    16. Genom Austria – 10 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]STRIA)
    17. Genome Asia – 1 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]_ASIA)
    18. Genome in a Bottle – 52 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]AGIAB)
    19. Genomes Unzipped – 16 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]IPPED)
    20. Giant Consortium – 10 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]RTIUM)
    21. GigaScience – 56 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]IGADB)
    22. Horizon Discovery – 22 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]OVERY)
    23. Human Genome Diversity Project – 1 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]RSITY)
    24. Human Knockout Project – 1 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]OJECT)
    25. InsilicoDB – 6,940 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]CO_DB)
    26. Integrative Japanese Genome Variation Project – 3 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]IJGVD)
    27. International Headache Consortium – 3 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]RTIUM)
    28. Japanese Genotype-phenotype Archive – 55 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]3AJGA)
    29. Kadoorie Biobank – 1 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]OORIE)
    30. Magic Consortium – 7 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]RTIUM)
    31. MethylomeDB – 29 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]OMEDB)
    32. Mike's Genome – 1 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]E_LIN)
    33. Mouse Tumor Biology Database – 425 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]B_JAX)
    34. NGSmethDB – 145 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]ETHDB)
    35. NIAGADS – 45 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]AGADS)
    36. Open Humans – 1,610 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]UMANS)
    37. Personal Genome Project – 1,114 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]3APGP)
    38. Repositive – 12 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]ITIVE)
    39. SRA – 9,382 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]3ASRA)
    40. Simons Genome Diversity Project – 271 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]RSITY)
    41. Singapore Genome Variation Project – 1 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]ASGVP)
    42. Steven's Genome – 3 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]ATING)
    43. Texas Cancer Cell Repository – 3,014 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]TXCCR)
    44. Texas Biobank – 7 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]TXCRB)
    45. The Genome of the Netherlands – 1 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]LANDS)
    46. The Japanese Toxicigenomics Project – 170 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]OXICO)
    47. THL Biobank (Finland) – 7 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]OBANK)
    48. UCSC – 1 dataset (discover.repositive.io/data[...]AUCSC)
    49. UTHSCSA Canve Methylome System – 232 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]HSCSA)
    50. Xpressomics – 6,727 datasets (discover.repositive.io/data[...]OMICS)

    This is a general invitation to all authors for book chapter(s) contribution to our forthcoming book series entitled "Essentials of Bioinformatics Vol. I-III" to be published by Springer Nature Group. We expect to receive chapter(s) in line (but not limited to) with the central theme of our books (the detailed scope of book and submission dates can be seen below). The current book series is expected to act as an easily accessible platform for young biologists, biomedical scientists and medical researchers into the fascinating world of bioinformatics. Through this book, we aim to encourage the independent analysis and interpretation of the molecular data using publicly available bioinformatics platforms instead of using complicated computational algorithms and programming or costly commercial tools. Additionally, this book series shall highlight the essentials of modern bioinformatics tools to unravel the complexity of the genomes and to exploit the biological information to benefit the humankind through medical and agricultural science.

    Please use this link for further details: drive.google.com/file[...]/view

    Submitter

    To encourage bioinformaticists in India who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of bioinformatics and functional genomics, we created the Bioclues Innovation, Research and Development (BIRD) awards in 2011. The Call For Nominations for the year 2017 is NOW OPEN!

    More at www.bird.bioclues.org
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    Acknowledgments

    We wish to thank the following for their support:

    [Regeneron]
    [Repositive.io]
    [St. Jude]
    [OMICtools]
    [Bio-IT World]
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