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 5000 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

Courses held in 2015

Automated and reproducible analysis of NGS data with Rutger Vos and Darin London
Introductory Bioinformatics (first course) with David P Judge, Pedro Fernandes and Javier Santoyo-Lopez
Promoter hunting and systems modelling of cellular pathways with Alexander Kel and Christoph Wierling
Structural Modelling for Large Macromolecular Complexes with Joanna Kasprzak and Mateusz Dobrychłop
Molecular Epidemiology of Viruses using R with Simon Frost
Introductory Biostatistics for Biologists with Ana Luísa Papoila and Maria Fernanda Diamantino
Population Genetics and Demographic History: model-based approaches with Marc Beaumont, Lounès Chikhi, Willy Rodriguez and Barbara Parreira
Bioinformatics using Python for Biomedical Researchers with Allegra Via and Kaja Milanowska
Proteomics Data Analysis with Lennart Martens, Harald Barsnes and Marc Vaudel
Genomic Architecture of Complex Traits with Arcadi Navarro, Juan A. Rodriguez and David Allen Hughes
Translational Bioinformatics in Health and Disease with Fátima Al-Shahrour, Javier Perales and Elena Piñeiro
Introductory Bioinformatics (first course) with David P Judge, Pedro Fernandes and Bert Overduin


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