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 5150 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.

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Map for participants

Events calendar

Provisional list of courses for 2018

Last update, 2018/01/29
From / To
Feb 19 - Feb 23 Feb 08 Closed ELB18F
Entry Level Bioinformatics (first course 2018)

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

Mar 06 - Mar 09 Feb 23 Closed
Fully booked!
Computational PANGenomics

with Tobias Marschall and Erik Garrison
Apr 03 - Apr 06 March 23 Closed ABSTAT18
Advanced Biostatistics (using R)

with Lisete Sousa and Carina Silva
Apr 09 - Apr 12 March 30 Closed ADER18F
Analysis of Differential Expression (using RNAseq data)

with Daniel Sobral, Daniel Faria and Daniel Neves
May 14 - May 18 May 4 Open! PGDH18
Population Genetics and Demographic History

with Mark Beaumont, Lounes Chikhi, Willy Rodriguez, and Vitor Sousa
May 21 - May 25 - In preparation 3DAROC18
3C-Data Analysis and 3D Chromatin Folding

with Marc Marti-Renom, François Serra
May 28 - Jun 01 - In preparation PDA18
Proteomics Data Analysis

with Lennart Martens, Harald Barsnes and Lieven Clement
Jun 11 - Jun 15 - In preparation DMOS18
Data Management and Open Science

with Rutger Vos and Pedro Fernandes

Jul 23 - Jul 27 - In preparation PPB18
Programming in Python for Biologists

with Allegra Via
Sep 10 - Sep 14 - In preparation IBSTAT18
Introductory Biostatistics for Life Scientists (using R)

with Ana Luisa Papoila and Fernanda Diamantino
Sep 24 - Sep 28 - In preparation IO18
Large Scale Bioinformatics for Immuno-Oncology
Oct 08 - Oct 12 - In preparation ADER18S
Analysis of Differential Expression
with RNAseq (second course 2018)

with Daniel Sobral, Daniel Faria and Daniel Neves
Nov 05 - Nov 09 - In preparation ELB18S
Entry Level Bioinformatics (second course 2018)

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

To be determined - In preparation PM18
Precision Medicine

with Fatima AlShahrour, Elena Piñero and Javier Perales
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Descriptions of courses from previous editions of the GTPB are available here.


Pedro L. Fernandes, Bioinformatics Training Coordinator
Joana Marques, Bioinformatics Research Training Assistant
Alexandra Caetano, 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