Life Science research has become increasingly digital and has a direct influence on our daily life in areas such as health and medical applications, drug discovery, agriculture and food industry. It is one of the largest and fastest growing communities in need of high-end computing, leading to an increasing number of life science researchers who are not computing experts but who need to use complicated computationally intensive biomolecular modelling tools.

BioExcel aims to support these academic and industrial researchers in the use of high-performance computing (HPC) and high-throughput computing (HTC).

The BioExcel Training Programme has been developed from a competency-based training needs analysis. Our first step has been to draw up a list of things people need to know or be able to do to interact efficiently with the BioExcel services. This was done with the aid of the community and sent out for wider consultation.

The competencies has been mapped against existing training and new training courses and material will be developed to fill the gaps that were identified.

The BioExcel Training Programme includes face-to-face training events, webinars and a range of online tutorials and courses.

Training events

Here are the upcoming courses.

Date/Time Event
19 Feb, 2018 - 23 Feb, 2018
14:00 - 12:30
INSTRUCT practical course on Advanced methods for the integration of diverse structural data (3rd edition) - Florence (IT)
University of Florence, Scientific Campus, Sesto Fiorentino, florence
17 Jun, 2018 - 22 Jun, 2018
18:00 - 12:00
BioExcel Summer School on Biomolecular Simulations 2018
Science and Technology Park of Sardinia, Pula
02 Jul, 2018 - 06 Jul, 2018
09:00 - 18:00
EMBO course: Integrative modelling of biomolecular interactions
Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona

For a list of other activities please visit the BioExcel events pages

Training Webinars

  • Webinar: “Introduction to the Common Workflow Language (CWL) project” (2017-06-21)

    Webinar: “Introduction to the Common Workflow Language (CWL) project” (2017-06-21)

    Discuss this webinar View slides View webinar Workflows Interest Group BioExcel’s webinar series continues with Michael Crusoe, CWL Project co-founder & Community Engineer, who will introduce the Common Workflow Language (CWL) project. In July 2016 the CWL team released standards that enable the portable, interoperable, and executable description of command line data analysis tools and workflow made from those tools. […] Read More
  • Webinar: “Accessing Cloud & HTC Resources in BioExcel” (2017-03-15)

    Webinar: “Accessing Cloud & HTC Resources in BioExcel” (2017-03-15)

    BioExcel’s webinar series continues with Steven Newhouse from EMBL-EBI, who will discuss Cloud versus HTC (High Throughput Computing) resources, what is the difference and when you should use which. What type and volume of resources are available and where? Should you apply as an individual or as part of an organisation? How should you discover and access […] Read More
  • Webinar: “How to choose compute resources for your team” (2017-03-08)

    Webinar: “How to choose compute resources for your team” (2017-03-08)

    Discuss this webinar View slides on SlideShare  Join Interest Group BioExcel’s webinar series continued on 8th March with Lee Larcombe from ELIXIR-UK and the University of Edinburgh, who took us through the benefits and challenges of using local compute resources. Starting from some things to consider when resourcing your research, to what can feasibly be done on a […] Read More
  • Webinar: Assessing structure quality in the PDB archive (2017-02-08)

    Webinar: Assessing structure quality in the PDB archive (2017-02-08)

    Discuss this webinar View slides on SlideShare  Join Interest Group BioExcel’s webinar series on computational methods and applications for biomolecular research continued on 8th February. Matthew Conroy, a scientific curator at EMBL-EBI presented his talk, “Assessing structure quality in the PDB Archive”. Models in the PDB archive are an interpretation of the experimental data. This webinar looked at […] Read More

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Contact Vera Matser – – if you are interested in participating during one of our training events or if you would like training on one of our resources/codes at your home institute.