Bioinformatics for Core Facility Managers


 Tuesday 12 Thursday 14 June 2018


European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom

Application opens: 

Monday November 13 2017

Application deadline: 

Friday March 23 2018


Open application with selection


Charlotte Pearton

Registration fee: 

£560 (with accommodation)


Bioinformatics core facilities play an essential role in enabling research in the molecular life sciences. This is constantly evolving as new research tools emerge, as experiments become increasingly data intensive, and as their clients – experimental researchers – become more exposed to the power of data-driven biology. This is an opportunity for managers of core facilities to learn directly from EMBL-EBI’s service teams, from each other and from potential users.

This course is organised in parallel with Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators to maximise opportunities for networking. Shared sessions are highlighted in bold.



This course is aimed at aspiring, new and experienced managers of bioinformatics core facilities, or other facilities that support their users to analyse and interpret large biomolecular data sets.

Syllabus, tools and resources



After this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the strengths and limitations of your core facility
  • Develop plans to overcome (or circumvent) your limitations
  • Familiarise yourself and your team members with new public databases and tools, and with the latest developments in established services
  • Support the development of appropriate bioinformatics skills among users of your core facility


The programme will be confirmed shortly.