Commit f467e5f7 authored by Renato Alves's avatar Renato Alves 🌱

Minor typos, URL and text corrections

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......@@ -59,13 +59,13 @@ We were satisfied with how the courses went,
particularly given the short time we had to prepare to teach them online for the first time.
We'll write up our reflections on the experience of teaching by video conference
in a separate post soon.
For now, special thanks must go to Supriya Khedkar of the [Bork Group](https://www.embl.de/research/units/scb/bork/index.html)
for meeting the challenge of teaching her first course under such unusual circustances
For now, special thanks must go to Supriya Khedkar of the [Bork Group](https://www.embl.de/research/units/scb/bork/)
for meeting the challenge of teaching her first course under such unusual circumstances
with such style and positivity.
The next Bio-IT course to run online will be an [Introduction to R](https://bio-it.embl.de/events/introduction-to-r/),
to be taught by Thea Van Rossum (also of the Bork Group)
and Florian Huber ([Typas](https://www.embl.de/research/units/genome_biology/typas/members/index.php?s_personId=CP-60026813)/[Beltrao](https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/beltrao) Groups)
to be taught by Thea Van Rossum (also of the [Bork Group](https://www.embl.de/research/units/scb/bork/))
and Florian Huber ([Typas](https://www.embl.de/research/units/genome_biology/typas/)/[Beltrao](https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/beltrao) Groups)
on four consecutive mornings 5-8 May.
### Online Events Calendar
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scientific and non-scientific training courses,
webinars and online lectures,
statistics book club sessions (more info below),
drop-in sessions,
drop-in and consulting sessions,
and journal clubs.
There's also a link to our [list of recommended online learning resources](https://bio-it.embl.de/online-learning/).
......@@ -102,13 +102,13 @@ There's also a link to our [list of recommended online learning resources](https
In the days before the EMBL Heidelberg site was closed,
Eva Geissen of the [Centre for Biological Modelling](https://bio-it.embl.de/centres/cbm/)
had the great idea of establishing a book club to work through
[Modern Statistics for Modern Biology](https://www.huber.embl.de/msmb/index.html),
[Modern Statistics for Modern Biology](https://www.huber.embl.de/msmb/),
by Wolfgang Huber and Susan Holmes.
After some hasty planning to shift the club online,
the first session took place in late March.
A research group leader at EMBL,
Wolfgang was kind enough to spare time to join that session,
Wolfgang Huber, research group leader at EMBL and co-author of the book,
was kind enough to spare time to join that session,
and hopes to be able to continue to drop by for some of the subsequent discussions too.
So far, the club has been meeting weekly,
with each session providing a platform for discussing one chapter of the book.
......@@ -120,19 +120,19 @@ in the discussion.
We've already made some tweaks to the format and,
with so many other things going on right now,
I've been finding it difficult to properly read the entire chapter each week.
But it feels like i'm not along in the group and other members
But it feels like I'm not alone in the group and other members
are also drawing motivation from the sessions,
to continue working through the material when they might otherwise be
distracted by more immediate demands on their attention.
distracted by more immediate demands of their attention.
We're fortunate too that Wolfgang and Susan,
the authors of the book,
have begun a series of online lectures and labs
(via the [Stanford-EMBL Life Science Alliance](https://www.embl.de/LifeScienceAlliance/start/))
to accompany the book.
It's a fantastic opportunity for our club members to consolidate what their learning from reading the text.
It's a fantastic opportunity for our club members to consolidate what they are learning from reading the text.
Many thanks to Eva for coming up with the idea and driving the organisation of the book club,
and to the other member of the planning team,
and to the other members of the planning team,
Matt Rogon,
of the [Centre for Biomolecular Network Analysis](https://bio-it.embl.de/centres/cbna/),
for setting up an RStudio Cloud environment
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