Practical Course

European Molecular Biology Organization



7 - 19 May, 2012 | Naples | Italy

About the Practical Course

In the context of large-scale genome comparisons, the main objectives of this general purpose practical course are to strengthen capacities of students in Bioinformatics and data analyses skills by introducing reviews on advanced fundamental algorithms used in Bioinformatics and their applications in genome studies.

The course topics will include theoretical and practical aspects in:

Large-scale genome comparisons
Evolutionary analyses
Sequence and genome alignments
Orthologs prediction and classification
Genome data visualization & Next Generation Sequencing tools & analysis

Theoretical presentations will be followed by practical sessions, so that the same speaker will ensure links between theory and practice.


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Reviews on each suggested topic will include their corresponding research perspectives, aiming at helping young scientists to gain insights into ongoing research in this domain.

Practical sessions in a Linux environment will involve Unix shell and Perl scripting. Students are assumed to be familiar with this environment

Lecturers related to recent hot topics in Bioinformatics and Genome studies will be programmed.

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Who can attend the course:
The course is aimed at motivated Phd students and young researchers in academic Institutions with backgrounds in Mathematics, Statistics, Computing or Biology and who are involved in Bioinformatics and Genome Analyses projects. The course is intense and active participation of the participants is expected.


Twenty (20) full time places are available for the course. Selection will be subject to an evaluation process.

Selection criteria include confirmed initial experience in Bioinformatics and Genome Analyses and familiarity with the Unix environment.

No more than 15% from any country will be selected. Gender balance between selected students will be guaranteed as far as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to Naples!

The Organisers