Welcome to Introduction to multivariate data analysis (2021)


Description: Modern laboratory equipment produces huge amounts of experimental data — spectral vectors with hundreds of wavelengths, microarrays, gene expression data, sensors, multi-channel images and many others. Even conventional measurements may end up with tens of variables. Such data represent a wealth of potential information but usually only a part of it relates to a problem of interest. This course teaches how to extract problem-dependent information from multivariate data. The practical part of the course assuming using R for calculations and visualization of results.

The course is split in to two parts. The first part (3 days, 2 ECTS) gives an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics and R programming as well as Principal Component Analysis. The second part (3 days, 2 ECTS) is mainly devoted to supervised analysis of multivariate data, including regression and validation, preprocessing and variable selection as well as classification. 

In each part lectures are supplemented with a suite of real life examples and exercises as well as assignments, with which students will try the discussed methods by solving various data analysis problems. To complete the course, participants have to work on three mini-projects and submit their results in form of reports within 2-3 month after the main part if finished. 


Organizer: Associate Professor Sergey Kucheryavskiy - svk@bio.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Sergey Kucheryavskiy - svk@bio.aau.dk

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 1 Part: 17-19 November, 2 Part: 22-25 November 2021

Place: Section of Chemical Engineering, Aalborg University - campus Esbjerg, Niels Bohrs vej, 8

Zip code: 
6700

City: Esbjerg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: October 1 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Hands-on metagenomics using Oxford Nanopore DNA sequencing (2021)


Description: Microbial communities underpin all processes in the environment and have a direct impact on human health. However, despite their importance, only a tiny fraction of the millions of different microbes is known. This is mainly due to the immense difficulties of cultivating microbes from natural systems in the laboratory.

In this course, the participants will learn to use the Oxford Nanopore MinION DNA sequencer combined with metagenome binning techniques in order to recover individual genomes from complex metagenomes. Hence, overcoming the cultivation bias directly.

The course includes hands-on library preparation, and sequencing using the MinION platform. The obtained data is subsequently used for hands-on metagenome assembly, binning and genome annotation.


Organizer: Professor MSO Mads Albertsen, Email: ma@bio.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Søren M. Karst, Rasmus H. Kirkegaard and Mads Albertsen

ECTS: 3.0

Time: May 2021

Place: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University (AAU), Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Disorder Engineering for the Green Transition (2021)


Description: Advancements within materials science and engineering are crucial for enabling the green transition towards a sustainable society and to enable Denmark’s target of 70% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and net-zero emissions in EU and Denmark by 2050. This is particularly the case for disordered materials, such as inorganic glasses, polymer glasses, cements, amorphous membrane, metal-organic framework glasses, and gels. These materials are critical to our green future, from batteries and solar cells to wind turbine reinforcement, water filtration, gas storage/separation and CO2 capture. For the planned Ph.D. course, we will discuss the underlying chemistry and physics for the materials innovations needed to enable the green applications. We will focus on the relation between materials composition and processing, disordered structure, properties, and functionalities. Several distinguished lecturers will be invited to present fundamental knowledge and their recent progress in translating this knowledge into applications. The students communicate with both students and lecturers, read specified literature and do assignments from lecturers through group work.

Organizer: Professor Morten M. Smedskjær, mos@bio.aau.dk, Professor Yuanzheng Yue, yy@bio.aau.dk, Associate Professor Vittorio Boffa, vb@bio.aau.dk

Lecturers: 

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 26-29 October 2021

Place: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University (AAU), Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H.

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats:

Deadline: 05 October 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Application of MiDAS reference databases: Microbial ecology in wastewater treatment and bioenergy systems (2021)


Description: The course covers aspects of microbial ecology in wastewater treatment and bioenergy systems, with focus on activated sludge systems and related anaerobic digesters. Special focus is on the use of the new comprehensive MiDAS reference databases of full-length 16S rRNA genes for identification and classification of hitherto unknown microbes. It includes examples related to nitrogen removal, biological phosphate removal, microorganisms involved in foaming, bulking, and microorganisms involved in anaerobic digestion. Furthermore, multivariate statistical tools will be demonstrated in order to gain insights into community composition and dynamics, and temporal or seasonal changes through time series analyses. The course includes lectures, hands-on demonstrations, group exercises/discussions and short student presentations. 

Organizer: Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen - phn@bio.aau.dk

Lecturers: Per Halkjær Nielsen, Morten Dueholm, Marta Nierychlo, Kasper Skytte Andersen, Susan Hove Jensen

ECTS: 3.0

Time: Fall 2021

Place: Aalborg University, Dept. of Chemistry and Bioscience, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline:


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.