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 5400 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

Map for participants

Events calendar

GTPB Training Courses in 2021

Last update, 2021/11/11

Our plans have been altered by the COVID-19 pandemia in 2020. A new set of training courses has been prepared and GTPB will be active again starting in early October 2021.

From / To
Oct 4 - Oct 6 Sep 24 Closed
ONLINE edition
3C-Data Analysis and 3D Chromatin Folding

with Marc A. Marti-Renom, Marco Di Stefano and David Castillo

Oct 25 - Oct 29 Oct 20 Closed PO21
Precision Oncology

with Elena Piñeiro-Yáñez, Coral Fustero-Torre, Fatima Al-Shahrour and María José Jiménez

Nov 2 - Nov 5 Oct 25 Closed
Fully Booked!
Applied Metagenomics

with Erik Hjerde and Espen Robertsen

Nov 8 - Nov 12 Nov 6 Closed
Fully Booked!
Practical Statistics for the Life Sciences

with Lieven Clement and Jeroen Gilis

Nov 22 - Nov 26 Nov 18 Closed IBIP21
Integrative Biological Interpretation using Proteomics

with Veit Schwämmle, Marc Vaudel and David Bouyssié

Archive of Course Webpages

Descriptions of courses from previous editions of the GTPB (since 2007) are available via our

Archive Page

Course Materials

A collection of Github repositories and easily accessible content derived from them

Course Materials


Pedro L. Fernandes, Bioinformatics Training Coordinator


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

To receive our announcements, just send an email to: gtpb-subscribe "at" igc.gulbenkian.pt

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Presently, GTPB receives support from

Oeiras Valley

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Apartado 14, 2781-901 Oeiras, Portugal