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 5300 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 2019

Last update, 2019/11/21
From / To
Feb 4 - Feb 8 Jan 29 Closed ELB19F
Entry Level Bioinformatics (first course 2019)

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

Apr 1 - Apr 5 Mar 25 Closed PDA19
Proteomics Data Analysis

with Lennart Martens, Harald Barsnes and Lieven Clement
April 29 - April 30 April 26 Postponed RDMG19
Research Data Management using GitHub

with Rutger A Vos and Pedro L. Fernandes
May 13 - May 17 May 7 Closed PGDH19
Population Genetics and Demographic History

with Mark Beaumont, Lounes Chikhi, Willy Rodriguez, Vitor Sousa and Armando Arredondo
June 03 - June 7 May 31 Closed ADER19F
Analysis of Differential Expression (using RNAseq data)

with Daniel Sobral and Daniel Faria
Sep 09 - Sep 13 Sep 02 Closed CPANG19
Computational PANGenomics

with Erik Garrison and Mikko Rautiainen
Nov 04 - Nov 07 Oct 30 Closed IBIP19
Integrative Biological Interpretation using Proteomics

with Veit Schwämmle, Marc Vaudel and David Bouyssié

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
Miguel Cardoso, Bioinformatics Research Training Assistant


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 - replace "at" by @

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