Course at EMBL-EBI

Summer school in bioinformatics

This course provides an introduction to the use of bioinformatics in biological research, giving participants guidance for using bioinformatics in their work whilst also providing hands-on training in tools and resources appropriate to their research.

Participants will initially be introduced to bioinformatics theory and practice, including best practices for undertaking bioinformatics analysis, data management, and reproducibility. To enable specific exploration of resources in their particular field of interest, participants will be divided into focused groups to work on a project set by resource and data experts from EMBL-EBI and external collaborating institutes. These projects will end with a presentation from each group on the final day of the course to bring together learnings from all participants.

Group projects

A major element of this course is a group project, where participants will be placed in small groups to work together on a challenge set by trainers from EMBL-EBI and external institutes. This allows people to explore the bioinformatics tools and resources available in their area of interest and apply them to a set problem, providing participants with hands-on experience relevant to their own research. The group work will culminate in a presentation session involving all participants on the final day of the course, giving an opportunity for wider discussion on the benefits and challenges of working with biological data.

Groups are mentored and supported by the trainers who set the initial challenge, but the groups will be responsible for driving their projects forward, with all members expected to take an active role. Groups are pre-organised before the course, and all group members will be sent some short “homework” in preparation for their project work prior to the start of the course.

Basic outlines of the projects on offer this year will be listed soon. In your application you must indicate your first and second choice of project, based on which you think would benefit your research most. Not all projects may be offered, and final decisions on which projects will be run during the course will be made based on the number of applicants per project.

Additional information

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This course is currently under construction and so details are subject to change.

Please note that we will operate this course face-to-face at EMBL-EBI in Hinxton. Hybrid options are not currently available. We reserve the right to change the format of this course or cancel it, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Applications open
05 December 2022

12 - 16 June 2023
European Bioinformatics Institute United Kingdom
Sophie Spencer
Open application with selection
30 places

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