Pan African Bioinformatics Network for H3Africa

EMBO "Bioinformatics and genome analyses" course (2nd - 14th May 2016).

Dates: 2nd - 14th May, 2016.
Location: Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center; Izmir, Turkey.
Original course url: http://events.embo.org/16-genome/

The course will cover different topics involved in genome studies and their corresponding bioinformatics methodological backgrounds. The main topics will cover genome and NGS data analyses including Methods and tools to analyze Meta-genomic and RNA-seq data.

Topics will include:

  • Genome comparisons,
  • RNAseq and Next Generation Sequencing (including algorithms, methods and sequence mapping tools, data analyses and applications),
  • Integration of genomic and genetic data in the context of Next Generation Sequencing and their applications in human diseases.

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The course programme will be centred on theoretical presentations followed by practical sessions where the same speaker will ensure theory and practice. Practical sessions in a Linux environment will involve Unix shell and Perl scripting. Participants should be familiar with this environment.

Who can attend the EMBO Practical Course:
This practical course is aimed at motivated PhD students and young researchers from academic Institutions with a background in Mathematics, Statistics, Computing and/or Biology who are involved in Bioinformatics and Genome Analyses projects. The EMBO Practical Course is intense, therefore active participation is expected from the students.

Detailed information about the course programme, organisation as well as selection criteria are available on the EMBO course web site:
Application is possible solely through this web site.

Each Applicant will need to carefully complete an application form, submit an Abstract related to one of her/his current projects and a recent identity Photo.
Deadline for application is March 26, 2016.

The Organizers:
Can Küçük
Mehmet Öztürk
Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center, Izmir, Turkey.
Fredj Tekaia
Institut Pasteur Paris.