Who we are

The GTPB runs face-to-face Bioinformatics Training Courses regularly at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência since 1999. Up to now, more than 5000 course participants have acquired practical skills that they can use with a high degree independence. The Programme consists in a series of short, intensive hands-on courses delivered and fully documented in English. The design of the courses is based on sets of carefully chosen exercises, flanked by short lectures and participative interaction sessions.

General access conditions

Courses in 2017

Last update, 2017/04/17
From / To
Mar 6 - Mar 10 Feb 25 Closed PDA17
Proteomics Data Analysis

with Lennart Martens, Harald Barsnes and Astrid Guldbrandsen
Mar 13 - Mar 17 Mar 6 Closed PGDH17
Population Genetics and Demographic
History: model-based approaches

with Mark Beaumont, Lounes Chikhi, Willy Rodriguez, Bárbara Parreira and Vitor Sousa
Apr 10 - Apr 13 Apr 3 Closed ABSTAT17
Advanced Biostatistics

with Lisete Sousa and Carina Silva
Apr 17 - Apr 20 Apr 10 Closed
Fully Booked!
Analysis of Differential Expression
with RNAseq

with Daniel Sobral, Daniel Faria and Mauro Truglio
May 8 - May 12 May 1 OPEN ELB17F
Entry Level Bioinformatics

our entry level course with a soft introduction
to NGS data analysis
with David P. Judge, Pedro Fernandes and Daniel Sobral
Jun 5 - Jun 9 - In preparation RODS17
Reproducible, Open Data Science

for Life Scientists
with Rutger Vos and Pedro Fernandes
Sep 11 - Sep 15 - In preparation IBB17
Introductory Biostatistics for Biologists

with Fernanda Diamantino
Sep 19 - Sep 22 - In preparation IO17
Large Scale Bioinformatics for Immuno-Oncology

with Francesca Finotello and Federica Eduati
Nov 14 - Nov 17 - In preparation PM17
Precision Medicine

with Fatima AlShahrour, Elena Piñero and Javier Perales
Nov 27 - Nov 30 - In preparation PPB17
Programming in Python for Biologists
with Allegra Via and Joanna Kasprzak
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GTPB courses are designed with methods that result from using past experience, in combination with what is discussed and agreed in international organisations that we cooperate with, such as:
GOBLET the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training

IGC is a member of the consortium, the portuguese node of the european project
, a distributed infrastructure for life-science information


GTPB operates in partnership with other training providers, such as:

the Istituto Italiano di Bioinformatica, Bari, IT

Bioinformatics Training at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

the Dutch TechCenter for the Life Sciences, Utrecht, NL

the European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK

the EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR), Melbourne, AU
To request more information, please send an e-mail to: bicourses ( AT ) igc.gulbenkian.pt
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Apartado 14, 2781-901 Oeiras, Portugal