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LeedsOmics “Welcome Back” Event (07/Oct/2019)



On the 7th of October 2019, we organized a “Welcome Back” event mainly directed to current students already part of our LeedsOmics community, as well as fresh ones who will potentially be involved with omics research and, consequently, interested in joining our activities throughout the new academic year. Dr Julie Aspden and Dr Niamh Forde (LeedsOmics co-founders from FBS and FMH, respectively) led a talk about LeedsOmics as a virtual institute, addressing its actions and goals. Dr Dapeng Wang (Senior Bioinformatics Research Officer) and Dr Elton Vasconcelos (Bioinformatics Research Officer) also contributed to the presentation by exhibiting the procedures on recruiting LeedsOmics bioinformatics support, as well as advertising the training workshops and coding club sessions periodically offered to omics researchers at the University of Leeds. The event counted with the attendance of about 50 people, including both students and PIs, who were all able to informally interact with each other through a coffee and cake reception at the end.