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R-Users discussion group titled "Caring About Code"

Tuesday 10 August 2021 (17:00 - 18:00)
Code should be understood as a research project blue-print that allows one’s results to be easily reproduced by anyone starting from their author. However, code should not only be machine-readable but also human-readable. In other words code should be treated as a communication medium in its own right. If tackling your coding problems with that given mindset, you can directly use what you already know about writing in general to improve your code

Introduction to LaTeX (Online)

Thursday 12 August 2021 (12:00 - 14:00h)
LaTeX is a document preparation system and markup language which can be used as an alternative to text processors like MS-WORD. This is a free introductory workshop especially aimed at those who have little or no experience working with LaTeX. There will be a theoretical and a hands-on practical part.

21st SGEM GeoConference 2021

Saturday 14 - Sunday 22 August 2021
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConferences SGEM are one of the most prominent and prestigious events in the field of Earth & Planetary Sciences. For 21 years, it united scientists, researchers, theorists and practitioners from all around the globe to share, exchange and advance new discoveries, approaches and innovative technologies in their specific areas.

European Congress for Conservation Biology 2021: “Biodiversity crisis in a changing world”

Tuesday 17 - Saturday 21 August 2021
The current biodiversity crisis have led to a call for transformative change globally and in Europe - a change in how we interact with Nature that reduces pressure on biodiversity and secure Natures’ Benefits to People. This challenges how we perform conservation science, and calls for science-based practices that put humans and nature on a track that takes us out of the current crisis.

SIL2021, the Congress of the International Society of Limnology

Sunday 22 - Friday 27 August 2021
The SIL Congress promotes open discussions on new scholarly findings and pioneer research in the field of limnology to foster knowledge transfer to scientists and researchers worldwide.

21st General Congress Eucarpia | Breeding: the key to innovative solutions | Call for abstracts open

Monday 23 - Friday 27 August 2021
Experts and researchers from all over the world will present and discuss their findings and visions for meeting the great challenges that plant breeding will face in the next decades to integrate the many new technologies, skills and human experience into coherent breeding strategies. This year the event will be online.

International Summer School "Agricultural Robotics" (course organised by partner institute Phenorob)

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 August 2021
Agricultural production of crops as a source of food and energy faces enormous challenges: on the one hand, yields must be increased to meet the needs of a growing global population, on the other hand, the available arable land is shrinking, the effects of climate change are already noticeable in many places, and the ecological footprint of crop production must be reduced.

GfÖ Annual Meeting 2021

Monday 30 August - Friday 3 September 2021
We are pleased to announce the 50th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which will be held Monday 30 August to Friday 3 September 2021 at the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Thünen-Institut of Biodiversity, Braunschweig in Germany.

Open Data Science Workshop

6- 12 September 2021
The Open Data Science Workshop is a 5-day event with days 1-2 providing training in processing data cubes and using machine learning to extract content, and days 3-5 providing oral talks and discussion panels. This event is sponsored by the OpenGeoHub foundation: no participation fees will be charged. Participants are, however, expected to finance their own travel and accommodation expenses. The special theme of the workshop 2021 is: “Spatiotemporal modeling of European Landscapes and Climate 2000–2020: using EO and Machine Learning”

The Open Data Science Workshop

Monday 6 - Friday 10- September 2021
The Open Data Science Workshop is a 5-day event with days 1-2 providing training in processing data cubes and using machine learning to extract content, and days 3-5 providing oral talks and discussion panels. This event is sponsored by the OpenGeoHub foundation: no participation fees will be charged. Participants are, however, expected to finance their own travel and accommodation expenses. Majority of lectures will be broadcast-ed live using Zoom and Youtube channels.

Conference Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience (PHAB 2021)

Wednesday 22 - Friday 24 September 2021
The PHAB Conference will foster growth in plant health innovation and sustainability by driving collaborations, business opportunities, investments, and knowledge. It is the ultimate platform for connecting academics and researchers, business leaders and investors, global policymakers, governmental, foundation, and philanthropic funders. An emerging hotspot for agri-tech, ecological and environmental focused companies, the Netherlands is the place to be for the movers and shakers of the plant-health field.

Biodiversity Challenge Festival

Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September 2021
In September 2021 we will return to working on-site! Many colleagues will not have seen each other in person for a long time, some colleagues will have joined WUR during the lockdown and will be new to the campus and other WUR locations. This calls for an event that celebrates coming back to our labs and offices and that strengthens our bonds as a WUR community.

The ALTER-Net Summer School

Wednesday 6 - Saturday 16 October 2021
Open to graduate and post-graduate scientists, as well as professionals in related fields, the ALTER-Net Summer School provides an innovative atmosphere for thinking about and resolving the sustainability challenges that society is currently facing. The Summer School aims at contributing to the integration and spread of scientific excellence within and beyond our network--with a special emphasis on promoting interdisciplinary approaches.

PE&RC Day 2021

Wednesday 6 October 2021
In this year’s edition of the PE&RC day, we will take you on a journey back in time to explore how past species, populations, communities, and whole ecosystems responded to and recovered from large scale change and or recover from previous mass extinction events. How did the extinction elapse? What were the implications to species networks during previous biodiversity decline? What were the responses of species drivers of recovery and speciation? Touching on different ecosystems found around the globe, we will explore these insights gained from the past which serve as an essential repository of knowledge that we can consult to help save our remaining natural heritage.

Dynamic modelling of toxic effects

Monday 18 – Friday 22 October 2021
The toxicity of a chemical not only depends on chemical properties and the exposed species, but also on exposure time, the endpoint measured, and the exposure conditions. Mathematical modelling is a powerful tool to interpret the results of laboratory toxicity tests and to make educated extrapolations. In this course, you will learn the basics of toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic modelling, and how they can be linked. This foundation allows you to analyse and interpret body residue and toxicity data on a mechanistic basis.

BioSB: Integrated Modeling and Optimization course

13 - 17 December 2021
Computational modeling is an absolute requisite to gain understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying patterns observed in experimental data. However, one could say that modeling is a craftsmanship, that can only be learned via intense exercising and ‘learning by doing’. In this course we offer the participants the possibility to learn and exercise the modeling process and the optimization techniques needed to fit models to data.

BioSB course portfolio

2020- 2021 Upcoming Courses
The BioSB education programme covers essential topics of the wide-ranging fields of bioinformatics and systems biology. It offers a wide variety of training courses that enable life scientists to apply modelling and computational approaches in addressing scientific challenges.