E-science: New information technologies for research with Big Data (AMC PhD Program)

Information about the course E-science: new information technologies for research with Big Data.

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Goal:

Information technology has become an essential ingredient of biomedical sciences. The aim of this course is to bring attention to new approaches that can be used for handling large-scale data in biomedical research, including processing, data management and collaboration. At the end of the course, the participant will (1) be familiar with new concepts and state-of-the-art, (2) understand how these new approaches relate to his/her own research, and (3) be able to apply some of these technologies and tools in practice.

    Format:

    The course is composed of 5 sessions in one week, including presentations by lecturers, invited speakers and students; hands-on exercises; and group discussions.

    More information on: AMC e-Science (teaching)

      Scheduled dates:

      • November 19 thru 23, 2018.
      • April 15 thru 19, 2019

      Content:

      1. Basic concepts, examples and state-of-the-art of research infrastructures and e-science.
      2. Introduction to distributed computing (grids, clouds, clusters).
      3. Data and Scientific workflow management (concepts and examples).
      4. Hands-on experience with the AMC e-science platform.
      5. Discussion about study cases from students.
      6. Advanced topics (big data, science gateways, etc.).

      Target Audience:

      AMC PhD candidates, who handle large amounts of data to carry out biomedical research. Participants are expected to have a general familiarity with computers.

      Language:

      The course is given in English.

      Certificate:

      To qualify for the certificate, a participant must attend all lectures and workshops, and complete all assignments satisfactorily. Attendance is registered.

      Study load:

      20 hours, which is comparable to 0.6 ECTS points.

      Number of participants:

      Maximum 15 per course.

      Costs:

      No charge for registered AMC PhD candidates. Employees of the AMC or AMC Medical Research BV can participate provided slots are available. All other participants are charged a fee of 625 euro.

      Course Coordinator:

      Dr. S. Delgado Olabarriaga / Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (KEBB) / s.d.olabarriaga@amc.uva.nl / tel. +31 (0)20 - 566 4660.

      More information:

      From the course coordinator or AMC Graduate School / graduateschool@amc.uva.nl /E2-172 / tel. +31 (0)20 - 566 4618.

      Contact:

      AMC Graduate School
      E-mail: graduateschool@amc.nl
      Tel: +31 (0)20 - 566 3108