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 2020

Last update, 2020/03/13
From / To
Jan 20 - Jan 24 Jan 15 Closed
Fully Booked!
Practical Statistics for the Life Sciences

with Lieven Clement and Jeroen Gilis

- - Postponed ELB20
Entry Level Bioinformatics

our entry level course with a soft introduction
to NGS data analysis

with David P. Judge, Pedro Fernandes and Daniel Sobral
- - Postponed 3DAROC20
3C-Data Analysis and 3D Chromatin Folding

with Marc A. Marti-Renom, Marco Di Stefano and David Castillo
- - Postponed PDA20
Proteomics Data Analysis

with Lennart Martens and Lieven Clement

Provisional list of GTPB courses themes in preparation for 2020


Tentative date

Research Data Science May 11th
RNAseq September
Precision Medicine
Advanced Biostatistics
Computational PANGenomics September
Proteomics Data Analysis April 27th
Integrative Omics
Genome-wide Association
Entry-level course March 30th
Population Genetics with Models July 6th
Python Programming September
Data Stewardship and Management
Prokaryote Genomics May 25th-29th
Chromatin Structure April 20th
Reproducibility in Programming (Python)

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

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