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Hello everybody! this is my first post here in the forum.

I just saw this video of the ASC (Asian Science Camp)l that was held this year in Israel, and i just have to say that it is just wonderful to see all those yuong bright minds from different places in the world come together to practice science and meet new friends.

here is the video:



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Technology Robotix Society is proud to present ROBOTIX 2013, its annual technological extravaganza, to be held during 1 – 4 February,2013 as a part of Kshitij, the annual Techno-Management Fest of IIT Kharagpur. With a wide array of challenging and innovative problem statements designed to test your robot building and programming skills to the fullest, and a substantial bounty up for grabs, this year's edition is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before. Are you up for the challenge?



Abyss: Descend down a rocky surface and rescue stranded mountaineers.<br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Event Link http://robotix.in/events/event/abyss<br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Video Link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42gHSdCMTzk&feature=player_embedded<br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; white-space: pre-wrap;"><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Overhaul:Traverse over a broken landscape by constructing your own path.<br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Event Link: http://robotix.in/events/event/overhaul<br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Video link:

<br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; white-space: pre-wrap;"><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Registrations are now open. Visit www.ktj.in.




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Event is conducted during MARCH 17TH-MARCH 19TH

aBaCUS is a national level technical symposium conducted by Computer Science Engineering Association - College of Engineering, Guindy.

The technical symposium of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering,Abacus, conducted by CSEA, yearns to be different every year in all possible aspects and this edition is going to be no less. Abacus is back but bigger and better this year with an interesting array of events and workshops that is going to keep you hooked throughout the 3 day technical extravaganza. Are you a computer geek, a fantastic coder, a network freak, an effortless quizzer or a steadfast gamer? Abacus is calling out to each one of you out there to unleash your skills, compete against some of the best minds from all over India and take away exotic prizes! It’s all about 3 complete days of competing, computing and ultimately conquering, this March. Come, experience the ecstasy!



1. Programming Online
2. Da Vinci Code
3. Mobile App
4. Meme Creation
5. Synergy hunt


1. Programming onsite
2. Debugging
3. Open warriors
4. Tech Dumb C
5. Reverse Coding
6. IMAGEnate
7. Compuwar

8. General Quiz
9. Comptec Quiz
10. Paper Presentation
11. Gamindrome
12. Mathzzle
13. Spent Quiz


1. Android App Development
2. IBM Biometric Technology
3. Web Development

Tech Talk about KINDLE by Amazon

Internship offers:

1. Amazon Internship for Onsite Programming
2. Internships at Global Scholar for top three prizes of Debugging event
3. Internship at Alpha Cloud Labs for top three prizes of Reverse Coding event
4. Research internship at Anna University for winners of paper presentation

and many more...

For more details:

Visit our website : http://www.abacus.org.in/


S.Kishore Kumar

Ph: 9600272219








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Hello lovely people of Science Forums,


Just to let you know that Edinburgh International Science Festival is currently holding an Open Call for family-friendly shows, workshops and exhibitions.We're looking for shows which are available to travel to the Gulf Region later in the year, and would be interested in hearing from any Science Forum members who have tried and tested science-based shows they would like to take further afield.


More details, including the proposal form which you'll need to complete for each suitable event, is available on our website: http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/international/open-call


Any questions, feel free to drop me a line on ventures at scifest dot co dot uk. And, of course, please pass on to any colleagues or institutes you think might be interested!


I hope to hear from some of you,


Sian Bevan

Edinburgh Science Festival


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I created a crowdsourcing platform for science with the goal of never letting a worthy science project go unfunded. I have always loved science and technology and wish I was scientific minded, but have come to terms with the fact that this is the best way I can further humans scientific knowledge, which I am none the less excited about. ScitechStarter is not only useful for scientific project creators, but is also great for people like myself who are looking for a way to contribute and don't have the ability to physically do it, as ScitechStarter allows people to donate to specific science projects that they personally identify with or beleive in. I am trying to get Scitechstarter of the ground so I am giving away 3 prizes of $250 to the top 3 science projects (and noones posted yet)! Check us out at scitechstarter.com


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The BrainSTEM: Your Future is Now Festival will connect remarkable technological innovations to the scientific breakthroughs that make them possible. The festival will feature highly interactive science-centre style exhibits, special presentations, public lectures, Science in the Club events and insider-tours of the world-class facilities of Perimeter Institute. Showcasing cutting edge technology and innovation, Your Future is Now Festival exhibits will deeply engage attendees, inspiring them with the wonders of science, technology and the fundamentals of physics, engineering and mathematics that make this progress possible. Public Lectures features: James Grime, Ray Laflamme and Lucy Hawking.


Most tickets are FREE at www.perimeterinstitute.ca/brainstem.


Perimeter Institute

31 Caroline Street North

Waterloo, ON

N2L 2Y5


Festival Information


Event Start Date: September 30, 2013

Event End Date: October 6, 2013

Event Start Time: 8:30 AM (weekdays), 9:00 AM (Saturday), 10:00 AM (Sunday)

Event End Time: 9:00 PM (weekdays), 6:00 PM (Saturday), 5:00 PM (Sunday)

AGES: All ages

TYPE: Festival (Science Festival) – outdoor and indoor

TICKET PRICE RANGES: FREE to $10 depending on event


Phone: 519-883-4480

Online: www.perimeterinstitute.ca/members

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I'm a new member of the forum
I love that I speak for simulation model of the Nobel Prize in Egypt
Is a model that aims to establish the Academy for scientific research and to promote a culture of scientific research between the Egyptian people
Held since 2007 amid repression and tyranny of the former Egyptian political system in the hands of young people who made the revolution of January 25, 2011
500 researchers have been trained so far at the hands of professors, specialists in all areas of the Nobel Prize (literature, physics, economics, chemistry) and currently was annexed sections (Engineering, Nanotechnology)
This is the sixth season for us and with us a lot of geniuses researchers in all areas and we offer them moral and material support and academic and laboratory.
Really, that Egypt is a country of science and culture, and will remain so always
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We are on a mission to produce a live documentary of the Total Solar Eclipse in one of the most remote areas in the world, with commentary from physicist and astronomer Dr. Rhodri Evans, NASA astronaut trainer Michelle Ham & a special guest NASA astronaut.



Last year, we had 55 million viewers with us watching the Transit of Venus and we'd like to bring one of the world's most exciting astronomical occurrences into the living rooms of as many individuals as possible.



Help us reach our goal here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/total-solar-eclipse-kenya-2013

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Astronaut Leadership Experience, Lake District - Friday 27th to Monday 30th September 2013

Join a dedicated team of astronauts and trainers on the Astronaut Leadership Experience. The range of interactive team-building activities and thrilling challenges set in fantastic surroundings is your opportunity to work with the very best leaders and trainers from NASA, astronauts, astronaut trainers, experienced mountain guides and activity coaches.


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Gone are the days of sword-fights and gun-battles!! Do you have the bot of the modern era that can fight any kind of enemy and emerge victorious?? Then your platform to unleash that power id right here at this year's Robowars at Kurukshetra-2014. One of the most anticipated events at Kurukshetrs, this year, the battle has just grown bigger, smarter and a true test for the survival of the fittest bot!!!

The problem statements are out at our site http://kurukshetra.org.in/events/robowars and the deadline for the Team Description Paper (TDP) is January 1, 2014.

Be there to be a part of the battle of the bots!!!

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NIT Warangal is the place to be during January 10th!!! Why?

Kurukshetra - 2014 proudly presents the XCEED series of events and workshop at the heartland of Warangal, National Institute of Technology!! The array of events include:

Biz Quiz - A team of 2 that has considerable knowledge of the modern business world has the most exciting prizes to be won, and the mega opportunity of gaining diect entry into the finals of the Kurukshetra Biz Quiz!!!

Robosoccer - A team of 4 with their bot pitched against another team and the goal is to score a goal of course!!! The winners gain a direct entry into the finals of the Robotics events conducted during Kurukshetra!!!

Game development workshop - For that voracious gamer and game fascist, this workshop is certain to enable you to explore new arenas of developing some of the most fascinating games!!!

Registrations are now open!!!

For more details visit http://kurukshetra.org.in/xceed

Be there to elevate yourself!!!

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I am hosting a webinar on Thursday 6th February on using MALDI-TOF for microbe identification. During this webinar Jennifer Reyes, from Genzyme Inc, will explain how implementing MALDI-TOF for the identification of microorganisms can improve methods and save time.

Case studies will demonstrate:

- The ability to save time and costs

- MALDI-TOF performance qualification compared to MicroSEQ and VITEK2

- Specificity, accuracy and robustness of bacterial extraction methods

- Method tips for improved extraction of bacterial and fungal samples


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We're pleased to let you know about an exciting research project,
SciCast, run by George Mason University and sponsored by the U.S.

With a goal of several thousand participants, we are currently in a
recruiting campaign to solicit participation from some of the world's
leading professional societies and universities. IEEE, AAAS, and
others are already partners.

Please take a look at the types of questions we have posted (and new
ones are added each day): https://scicast.org/?referral_id=scienceforums#/

There are opportunities for participants to propose their own questions on our
publishing platform. There is no cost to participate and there are
lots of benefits:

* Easy to make forecasts in whatever topics interest you
* Publish your own questions to see what the community thinks
* Access raw data from our data mart for your own research
* This is a non-profit research project. Your data is never exposed or shared.

We invite you to go ahead and register and check it out for yourself!


Questions? Post here or email jessie@scicast.org

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International Academy of Sciences and Higher Education (Great Britain) and their partners invite you to take part in research analytics championship and LXXX International Research and Practice Conference "Space, time, matter: evolutionary harmony or the ordered chaos" dedicated to Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, as well as Earth and Space sciences. The conference and analytics championship will be held on April 25-30, 2014 in London.

The conference / championship will held in remote interactive form. Closing date for application is April 24, 2014.

Working languages: English and Russian.

All conference materials will be published in a form of the digest and will be send to authors together with the member’s certificates certified with signature and stamp. The digest will be assigned with ISBN of Great Britain. The copies will be send to the libraries of the United Kingdom:

  1. Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.
  2. The Cambridge University Library.
  3. National Library of Scotland.
  4. National Library of Wales.
  5. Trinity College Library, University of Dublin.

Applications and texts of the articles you can send in electronic form via http://gisap.eu/ or on e-mail info@gisap.eu. More details as for the conference on the website http://gisap.eu/ru/node/36049. Conditions of participation http://gisap.eu/participation-conditions.

Conference organizers:


- The International Academy of Sciences and Higher Education (Great Britain);

- All-Ukrainian Academic Union (Ukraine);

- International Commerce and Industrial Union (UK);

- American International Commercial Arbitration Court (USA);

- Heidegger Centre of Scientific Initiative (Germany);

- Association for the Study of Natural Science (Spain);

- Open Philosophical Society of Existential Psychology (France);

- Institute of Problems of Society Life (Israel);

- Marshall Institute of Economic Analysis (USA);

- Venture technologies department of Rorelse Corporation (Sweden).

The international organizing committee:

- Anatole Tim (USA);

- Henry Osad (Nigeria);

- Boris Zhytnigor (Ukraine);

- Inkeri Snellman (Finland);

- Kenneth Odros (Canada);

- Lucas Streiker (Belgium);

- Milos Stojkovic (Serbia);

- Peter Kishinevsky (Israel);

- Sergei Serdechny (Australia);

- Stevens Godvint (UK);

- Thomas Morgan (UK);

- Hristo Blagoev (Bulgaria).

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Semi Sweet Productions is pleased to announce that they are currently casting for an exciting new season of National Geographic's Hit Show, BRAIN GAMES.


BRAIN GAMES is a reality television series that discusses and explores the components of the human brain. Hosted by Jason Silva, the show uses experts in cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology. Jason Silva gets inside your head and shows you what is going on in there with an intricate series of interactive experiments designed to mess with your mind and reveal the inner-workings of your brain.


If you are a fan of BRAIN GAMES: you love brain teasers and logic puzzles. You're FUN, OUTGOING & EXCITED to be a participant on this amazing new season, then we want to hear from you!


Please click this link to APPLY:



ALL (extras / audience members / participants) will be compensated for their work if chosen to participate in this PAID NON-UNION opportunity!


ALL Applicants MUST:

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Live in the New York Tri State Area

- Be a U.S. citizen and/or permanent U.S. legal resident with unrestricted ability to work in the U.S.


For any questions or more information please email:



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Posting to see if anyone's going and trying to promote a fundraise for young scientists.

In 2014, the 9th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-9) and the 3rd Shenzhen International Biotechnology Innovation Forum & Expo (SIBIFE-3) will join forces to stage one of the world’s most influential and fruitful annual conferences for the genomics and life science industries. It will bring together a diverse group of attendees and provide a platform to discuss recent advances and establish new collaborations. Shenzhen is one of the most energetic and fast-developing cities in the world. With strong support from open-minded local government and ample resources; the city provides a friendly environment for innovators and entrepreneurs.

ICG aims at gathering leaders, researchers and professionals in omics sciences on human health, animal and plant science, agriculture and other related fields, to share thoughts and implications on the latest developments in the world of genomics. Since its inauguration 9 years ago, ICG has proved itself as one of the most dynamic, enthusiastic, and enjoyable gatherings internationally. We have not only been doing science, we have also been cultivating a culture of collaboration. ICG puts everyone together, to do together, to share together and lets communication make a difference.

SIBIFE is one of the largest and most influential events in the region with a focus on promoting academic communication, development of new businesses, and industrialization of global biotechnology research and translation. In 2013, the 2nd SIBIFE brought together more than 1,200 policy makers, corporate leaders, industry heavyweights, biotech investors and insightful scholars.

This year, SIBIFE will inaugurate the 1st Biotech Leaders Summit, where presenters will share their insights on building a global connection between advanced biotechnology and capital to promote innovation and deliver inspiration for the sustainable development of biotechnology and healthcare industries.

To help new talents rise on the horizon BGI started a Facebook Promotion to both help young scientists or science students to join the ICG-9 for free and give them the fund we will raise (at least $2000). For every "Like" we donate $1 to the fund. Please Join. Thank you. I will be more than happy to answer any of our forum members questions, don hesitate to ask.

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The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is recruiting the nation's best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in high-needs middle school and high school science and math classrooms in Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio and Georgia.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend, admission into a master's degree program at one of partner institutions and extensive preparation and mentoring.
For more information visit us at: http://bit.ly/1u0fAJF


Have questions? Email lsmith@woodrow.org

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Dear Colleagues,

The 15th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry (ICQC) will take place in Beijing, June 8-13, 2015. The registration will be opened by Oct 1, 2014. Please browse http://www.icqc2015.org/. The following eminent theoretical chemists have accepted the invitation for lectures:


Millard Alexander (U Maryland), Yuriko Aoki (Kyushu U), Paul Ayers (McMaster U), Joel Bowman (Emory U), Ria Broer-Braam (Groningen U), Filipp Furche (UC Irvine), Jiali Gao (U Minnesota), Yiqin Gao (Peking U), Stefan Grimme (U Bonn), Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (UIUC), Martin Head-Gordon (UC Berkeley), Dudley Herschbach (Harvard, Nobel Laureate), Roald Hoffmann (Cornell U, Nobel Laureate), Kendall Houk (UCLA), Denis Jacquemin (U Nantes), Poul Jørgensen (U Aarhus), Kwang S. Kim (Ulsan), Wanzhen Liang (Xiamen U), Carmay Lim (Acad Sinica), Yi Luo (KTH), Rudolf Marcus (Caltech, Nobel Laureate), Benedetta Mennucci (U Pisa), Josef Michl (U Colorado), Keiji Morokuma (U Kyoto), Hiroshi Nakatsuji (QCRI), Jozef Noga (Comenius U), Oleg Prezhdo (U So Calif), Leo Radom (U Sydney), Lucia Reining(Ecole Polytech), Andreas Savin (UPMC), George Schatz (Northwester U), H. Bernhard Schlegel (Wayne State U), Tamar Seideman (Northwestern U), Juha Vaara (U Oulu), Xin Xu (Fudan U), Yijing Yan (Hong Kong UST), Xueming Yang (DICP), Donghui Zhang (DICP)


The registration fee is 350 EUROs (regular) and 175 EUROs (student), which covers (i) conference and reception, coffee breaks, all the lunches; (ii) tour to the Great Wall; (iii) refreshments in the four poster sessions.


The conference venue will be in the Tsinghua University Campus (ranked by Forbes as one of the 14 most beautiful University Campuses in the world, only one from Asia), easy connected by subways and other public transport. Many hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, cafes are within the distance of 20-minute walk. You may also easily rent a bicycle for one week or even one month for less than 10 EUROs. Beijing is a fantastic place to see. And this is the very first ICQC in China.


Please check the air quality of Beijing in http://aqicn.org/city/beijing/ : Beijing is not much worse than other megacities like Tokyo or New York on average. The air quality in the first half of June will be satisfactory and it is sure that you will enjoy the sunshine and the cosy temperature.


There will be eight satellite meetings featuring on specialized directions of theoretical and computational chemistry. Please consult the website.


Please mark your calendar. We look forward to welcoming you in China!




Zhigang Shuai, Weihai Fang, Wenjian Liu, Weitao Yang

Organizing Committee of the 15th ICQC



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17th IEEE International Conference on High Performance and Communications

August 24-26, 2015, New York, USA

Abstract submission: April 3, 2015

Paper submission: April 30, 2015

Acceptance notification: June 15, 2015

Camera-ready papers: July 15, 2015

Conference Date: August 24-26, 2015


The HPCC-2015 conference is the 17th IEEE International Conference on High Performance and Communications. It will provide a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to address the resulting profound challenges and to present and discuss their new ideas, research results, applications and experience on all aspects of high performance computing and communications. HPCC-2015 is sponsored by IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC).



1. Parallel and distributed system architectures

2. Languages and compilers for high performance computing

3. Parallel and distributed software technologies

4. Parallel and distributed algorithms

5. Embedded systems

6. Peer-to-peer computing

7. Grid and cluster computing

8. Web services and Internet computing

9. Cloud computing

10. Utility computing

11. Performance evaluation and measurement

12. Tools and environments for software development

13. Distributed systems and applications

14. High-performance scientific and engineering computing

15. Database applications and data mining

16. Biological/molecular computing

17. Collaborative and cooperative environments

18. Mobile computing and wireless communications

19. Computer Networks

20. Telecommunications

21. Pervasive/ubiquitous computing and intelligence

22. Autonomic, reliability and fault-tolerance

23. Trust, security and privacy


The accepted papers from this conference will be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases (EI Compendex). Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be considered for possible publication in several SCI & EI indexed special issues of prestigious international journals. By submitting a paper to the conference, authors assure that if the paper is accepted, at least one author will attend the conference and present the paper.


Papers should be written in English conforming to the IEEE conference proceedings format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). Papers should be submitted through the paper submission system at the conference website. Full Papers (up to 8 pages, or 12 pages with the over length charge) and Short Papers (up to 4 pages) are solicited. See Instructions for authors.


General Chairs

Meikang Qiu, Pace University, USA


General Co-Chairs

Sun-Yuan Kung, Princeton University, USA

Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA


Technical Program Committee Chairs

Yongxin Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P. R. China

Tarek El-Ghazawi, George Washington University, USA


General Keynote Speakers

Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA

Sun-Yuan Kung, Princeton University, USA


Keynote Speakers

Tarek El-Ghazawi, George Washington University, USA


Steering Committee

Zhaohui Wu, Zhejiang University, China

Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada


Technical Program Committee

Hideharu Amano, Japan

Hamid R. Arabnia, USA

Saddek Bensalem, France

Zonghua Gu, Hong Kong

Rajiv Gupta, USA

Shih-Hao Hung, Taiwan

Eugene John, USA

Smail Niar, France

Sander Stuijk, Netherlands

Zili Shao, Hong Kong

Kostas Siozios, Greece

Yang Xiang, Australia

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Dear scholars, researchers, and scientists,

The International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (ICBEB) is an annual international meeting. The upcoming fourth annual conference,ICBEB2015, will be held in Shanghai, China, from August 18th-20th, 2015. The ICBEB Organizing Committee has coordinated ICBEB2015 in a similar fashion as the previous ICBEB2014, ICBEB2013, and ICBEB2012 conferences.

ICBEB is a platform for scholars, engineers, and scientists to present robust research demonstrating the expanding frontiers in the fields of Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, Biomedical Imaging, and Biomechanical Engineering. This conference will provide the most up-to-date research and cover a wide variety of application fields including; medicine, biology, physics, materials, computer science, chemistry and various clinical specialties.

Each year, the success of the ICBEB conference surpasses the year before.The first conference, ICBEB2012, hosted 200 participants, mostly from China, and five esteemed guest speakers. The second conference, ICBEB2013, half of attendees come from Asia. The last conference, ICBEB2014, boasted nine highly respected guest speakers including; Prof. Dan Barouch from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Christopher R. Jacobs, Dr. Edward J. Ciaccio from Columbia University, and Dr. Ng Yin Kwee from Nanyang Technological University. More than 300 participants from across the globe participated in the conference. This year, you will again have the opportunity to view international research, network, and meet colleagues from around the world, and discuss the new methods in research, the practical challenges encountered and the solutions that will be adopted.

Apart from an interesting and stimulating program, there will be time to explore Shanghai; a beautiful, modern Chinese city that is both modern and steeped in history. Take the opportunity for shopping at Nanjing Road, visit the world famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower, enjoy the night view at the Bund, or try the local cuisine at Ben Bang Cuisine. There is plenty to interest everyone.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it’s our pleasure to invite you to attend the fourth International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, taking place in Shanghai, China.

Linda Li

ICBEB Organizing Committee Secretariat
Tel: +86-27-87051286
Email: icbeb@academicconf.com
ICBEB2015 website:http://www.icbeb.org/
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A Beginner's Guide to NGS Data Analysis

Quality Control, Read Mapping, Visualization and Downstream Analyses



9. - 13. March 2015



Leipzig, Germany

Scope and Topics

The purpose of this workshop is to get a deeper understanding in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) with a special focus on bioinformatics issues. Additionally, all workshop participants should be enabled to perform important tasks of NGS data analysis tasks themselves.

The first workshop module is an introduction to data analysis using Linux, assuring that all participants are able to follow the practical parts. The second module dicusses advantages and disadvantages of current sequencing technologies and their implications on data analysis. The most important NGS file formats (fastq, sam/bam, bigWig, etc.) are introduced and one proceeds with first hands-on analyses (QC, mapping, visualization). You will learn how to read and interprete QC plots, clip adapter sequences and/or trim bad quality read ends, get bioinformatics backgrounds about the read mapping and understand its problems (dynamic programming, alignment visualization, NGS mapping heuristics, etc.), perform your own mapping statistics and visualize your data in different ways (IGV, UCSC, etc.). The last two modules adress two specific applications of NGS: RNA-seq of model organisms and RNA-seq of non-model organisms.

Workshop Structure

The 2015 workshop has been redesigned and adapted to the needs of beginners in the field of NGS bioinformatics. The workshops comprises four course modules which can be combined.


  1. Linux for Bioinformatics:

    This course module is optional. It will introduce the essential tools and file formats required for NGS data analysis. It helps to overcome the first hurdles when entering this (for NGS analysis) unavoidable operating system. Every participant who has no background in Linux usage should attend this course!

    (The linux calls and commandline pipes teached here are the basis for all other courses and can not be covered again!)

  2. Introduction to NGS data analysis:

    This module is mandatory. Different methods of NGS will be explained, the most important notations be given and first analyses be performed. This course covers essential knowledge for analysing data of many different NGS applications. It also assures that all participants will be on the same level of knowledge for the downstream courses.

  3. RNA-seq Data Analyses:

    Particpants can choose up to one of the following options:

    1. RNA-Seq for model-organisms
    2. RNA-Seq for non-model organisms
    Depending on the organism you are working with, our trainers will show you what's possible with your data and how you could/should interprete the output data.
Key Dates

Opening Date of Registration: 10 November 2014

Closing Date of Early Registration: 15 January 2015

Closing Date of Registration: 1 March 2015

Workshop: 9 - 13 March 2015 (8am - 5pm)


Location: iad Pc-Pool, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 23, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Language: English

Available seats: 24 (first-come, first-served)

Course Prices and Program

The prices and the program can be found on our workshop website:



ecSeq Bioinformatics


D-04275 Leipzig


Web: www.ecseq.com

Email: events@ecSeq.com


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