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 4800 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 2016

(more will be added as soon as scheduled) Last update, 2016/09/29
From / To
Mar 28 - Apr 1 Mar 20 Closed NDARC16
NGS Data Analysis, RNAseq, ChIPseq

with Mark Dunning, Tom Carroll and Nuno Barbosa-Morais

Fully Booked
Apr 11 - Apr 15 Apr 5 Closed PDA16
Proteomics Data Analysis

with Lennart Martens, Harald Barsnes and Marc Vaudel
Apr 18 - Apr 22 Apr 14 Closed IB16F
Introductory Bioinformatics

our entry level course with a soft introduction
to NGS data analysis
with David P. Judge, Pedro Fernandes and Daniel Sobral
May 9 - May 13 May 2 Closed ARANGS16
Automated and reproducible analysis
of NGS data

with Darin London and Rutger Vos
May 18 - May 20 May 16th Closed GTDA16
Genomic and Transcriptomic Data Analysis

with Francisco García and Alejandro Alemán
Jul 11 - Jul 15 Jul 4th Closed BPBR16
Bioinformatics using Python
for Biomedical Researchers

with Allegra Via and Vincenza Colonna
Fully Booked
Sep 27 - Sep 30 Sep 19th Closed PM16
Precision medicine:
NGS variant analysis and interpretation
for translational research

with Fatima Al-Shahrour, Elena Piñeiro and Javier Perales
Oct 10 - Oct 14 Sep 30 OPEN 3DAROC16
3C-based data analysis and
3D reconstruction of chromatin folding

with Marc Marti-Renom, François Serra and Davide Baù
Oct 17 - Oct 19 Oct 5
Quantitative Proteomics
using Bioinformatics

with Mikhail Savitski, Roman Zubarev and Bo Zhang
Nov 2 - Nov 4 Oct 12 OPEN AAIRR16
Analysis of
Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoires

using high throughput sequencing data (NGS)
with Simon Frost
Nov 7 - Nov 11 Oct 25th OPEN AET16
Applied Evolutionary Theory

with Claudia Bank, Rafael Guerrero and Stephan Peischl
Nov 14 - Nov 18 In preparation IBSTATB16
Intoductory Biostatistics for Biologists

with Ana Luisa Papoila, Fernanda Diamantino and Pedro Fernandes
Dec 12 - Dec 16 In preparation IB16S
Introductory Bioinformatics

our entry level course with a soft introduction
to NGS data analysis
with David P. Judge, Pedro Fernandes and Daniel Sobral


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

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