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 6250 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. Critical thinking, group discussions and self assessment are key ingredients to the build-up of confidence in the independent use of the newly acquired skills.

General access conditions

Map for participants

Events calendar

GTPB Training Courses in 2022

Last update, 2022/11/18
From / To
Mar 28 - Apr 1 Mar 6 Closed PSLS22
Practical Statistics for the Life Sciences

with Lieven Clement and Milan Malfait

May 9 - May 13 May 5 Closed PO22
Precision Oncology

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

May 23-27 May 10 Closed
(fully booked)
Computational Pangenomics

with Erik Garrison and Andrea Guarracino

June 20 - June 24 June 15 Closed
Integrative Biological Interpretation
using Proteomics

with Veit Schwämmle, Marc Vaudel and Nadezhda Doncheva

Sept 12-16 Sept 6 Closed
Proteomics Data Analysis

with Lennart Martens and Lieven Clement

Oct 11-14
Oct 3 Closed AM22
Applied Metagenomics

with Erik Hjerde and Espen Robertson

Nov 22-25 Nov 17 Closed 3DAROC22
3C-data Analysis and 3D Chromatin Folding

with Marc Marti-Renom, Marco di Stefano and David Castillo

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

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Presently, GTPB receives support from

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