ATAC-Seq course at the University of Limoges 7-10 November 2022

BovReg project will organize an onsite laboratory course on: ATAC-Seq: data generation and bioinformatic analysis, to be hosted by Veronique Blanquet and her group at the University of Limoges, France. The course has been postponed to November, 7th – 10th 2022.

The program will consist of a half-day of online lectures (Monday, Nov 7th), one full day of wet-lab work (Nov 8th) and two days of bioinformatics analysis, together with a visit to the Limousin breed center on Wednesday. When registering, please be prepared to provide justification of your interest in the course (how will it benefit your work, and how is your work connected with the global FAANG initiative); and also your level of knowledge in bioinformatics. Twelve (12) participants will be selected by the organizing group to the onsite part of the course, participation to the first day (online) is not limited by number.

The registration will start in June, when also more details on the course schedule will be announced.

 

BovReg & EAAP webinar on genotyping solutions, full webinar available on YouTube

BovReg has been delighted to participate in the EAAP Webinar series with a webinar titled: “Novel genotyping solutions to consider trait-associated variants in animal improvement programs”.

The webinar took place on March 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM CET.

The full webinar is available on the official EAAP YouTube channel, accessible here.

Save the date! EuroFAANG virtual training course on best practice for submitting experiment and analysis data to FAANG

Upcoming EuroFAANG (https://eurofaang.eu/) virtual training course on best practice for submitting experiment and analysis data to FAANG!

The free virtual zoom course will take place on Thursday 7th April 13.00-17.00 GMT, 14.00-18.00 CET, 07:00-11:00 CDT.

 
The training is funded by the GENE-SWitCH (https://www.gene-switch.eu/) project, and will include demonstrations from the EuroFAANG Data Coordination Centre at EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute on:
  • Preparing, validating and submitting experiment and analysis data to the FAANG Data Portal and public archives.
  • Submitting your own custom FAANG track hubs to the Ensembl and UCSC genome browsers through the Track Hub Registry.
  • Best practices for data openness and reproducibility.
 
The workshop will also include a seminar and demonstration from BovReg project colleagues from the Centre for Genomic Regulation on the key role that nf-core (https://nf-co.re/) plays in standardising FAANG data analysis and promoting reproducibility.
The training workshop is free and open to all EuroFAANG and FAANG project members!

FAANG workshop at the PAG XXIX Conference in January 2022!

The FAANG Workshop will be held on January 7 (Friday), 2022 at Plant & Animal Genome XXIX Conference, in San Diego, California.

During the workshop, Gabriel Costa from the University of Liège will also present the BovReg project.

Further information is available here.

Interview with John Basarab: new Head of Beef Operations at Gentec

After 30+ years as a Beef Scientist with the Alberta government, John Basarab, a BovReg scientist, transitioned to UAlberta and Gentec to advance solutions to industry challenges.

Find out here John’s interview on his new exciting career step!

EuroFAANG flyer is out! EuroFAANG is a joint activity among the three H2020 project AQUAFAANG, BovReg and GENE-SWITCH.

 

Next flow and Nf-core workshops: some numbers

The workshop “Reproducible Genomics Workflows using Nextflow and Nf-core” organized by the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), a BovReg partner, took place on the 17th-20th of November.

It has been a great opportunity for the animal genomics community to learn how to implement bioinformatics workflows following best practices in terms of computational reproducibility and interoperability using Nextflow. Nextflow has become one of the most popular bioinformatics workflow managers. Its large set of features provide the toolkit to implement fully portable, replicable, scalable workflows in a seamless manner. The workshop included a Nextflow tutorial and hackathon, Keynote speakers, and contributed talks selected from participants’ abstracts.

The workshop received 84 applications from 31 different countries. The selected participants were 41 attendees (28 male, 13 female).

The streaming videos of the workshop which received 573 views between the 12th of November and the 9th of December 2020 are now available on the YouTube channel of BovReg project here.

The workshop has received very positive feedback from the participants of whom 75% declared to be very satisfied and almost 93% would recommend this workshop for the future.

 

Check out this new US project, webinar on October 28th

The BovReg advisory board member Brenda Murdoch from the University of Idaho has just started an interesting US  project on the genome to phenome prediction in agriculture.
The project is open to international input and its focus areas are:
  • HT genotyping
  • Workshops
  • Data training
It will also combine crop-related project partners and topics with US FAANG project partners.
A virtual introduction of the project will take place on October 28th.
For more information check here

FAANG dedicated page to BovReg

The Functional Anotation of ANimal Genomes project – FAANG produced a dedicated page to the BovReg project highlighting the publications, specimens and datasets published by BovReg. The BovReg consortium will provide a comprehensive map of functionally active genomic features in cattle and how their (epi)genetic variation in beef and dairy breeds translates into phenotypes.

You can find it at https://data.faang.org/projects/BovReg.

Registrations open: CRG online workshop – November 17th-20th 2020

Registrations are now open for the workshop “Reproducible genomics workflows using Nextflow and nf-core” that will take place remotely November 17h-20h 2020.

This workshop, organized by the CRG, will be a great opportunity for the animal genomics community to learn how to implement bioinformatics workflows following best practices in terms of computational reproducibility and interoperability using Nextflow. Nextflow has become one of the more popular bioinformatics workflow managers. Its large set of features provide the toolkit to implement fully portable, replicable, scalable workflows in a seamless manner. The workshop will include a Nextflow tutorial and hackathon, Keynote speakers, and contributed talks selected from participants abstracts.

Places will be limited to a maximum of 30 attendees.

The registration deadline is October 25th.

You can find more details HERE

You can now register HERE

 

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