ICGEB Course on Bioinformatics

Course "Bioinformatics: Computer Methods in Molecular and Systems Biology"

23 - 27 May, Trieste, Italy

Organiser: Sándor Pongor (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary)

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Deadline for receipt of applications at ICGEB Trieste: 30 November 2015 (First Call)
For information please contact the local organiser

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The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.

For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly


Over the years, the course has traditionally aimed at providing a background in current bioinformatics tools and the current programme is focusing on genome analysis, gene expression and diagnostics. Topics will include:

  • Genome and proteome databases

  • Similarity searching, alignments

  • Sequence phylogeny

  • Next-generation sequencing data analysis using open source software

  • High throughput methods, chip-sea, RNA-seq

  • Genome projects, functional genomics 


  • Admittance to the course is subject to selection and is limited to 30 participants.

  • Applicants must have a basic working knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology, a basic familiarity with computer uses and a need for DNA or protein sequence analysis for their ongoing research.

  • Participants will need to have their own laptop with an internet browser installed to access the course Google Cloud infrastructure and remote high speed computing facility for sessions and practical exercises.

  • Preference will be given to Ph.D. students and junior scientists below the age of 35 years.


  • No fee is charged to attend this course. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living costs.

  • A limited number of grants, covering accommodation (twin share) and local hospitality for the duration of the course, are available to a selected number of nationals of ICGEB Member States.
    The available grants will be allocated in order of priority, according to the ranking achieved in the selection process.



Submit your application on-line at http://www.icgeb.org/course-application.html by 30 November 2015 


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