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

Courses held in 2019

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
Proteomics Data Analysis
with Lennart Martens, Harald Barsnes and Lieven Clement
Research Data Management using GitHub
with Rutger A Vos and Pedro L. Fernandes
Population Genetics and Demographic History
with Mark Beaumont, Lounes Chikhi, Willy Rodriguez, Vitor Sousa and Armando Arredondo
Analysis of Differential Expression with RNAseq (first course 2019)
with Daniel Sobral and Daniel Faria
Computational PANGenomics
with Erik Garrison and Mikko Rautiainen
Integrative Biological Interpretation using Proteomics
with Veit Schwämmle, Marc Vaudel and David Bouyssié


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