Human and Vertebrate Genomics: Bioinformatics Tools and Resources (Bangkok, Thailand)

07 - 12 February 2016Bangkok, Thailand
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Application Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    This 5-day Workshop provides an intensive introduction to bioinformatics tools freely available on the internet, focusing primarily on the Human Genome data. Students will be given hands-on training in the use of public databases and web-based sequence analysis tools. All course materials will be provided and also made available on the Web. The course has a strong emphasis on applied training, and practical exercises along with interaction and discussion between students and instructors are key features of the programme. Each student will have access to a desktop PC for the duration of the course.

    This course is limited to 20 participants from Asian and Australasian Institutes.

  • Programme

    The programme will include lecture and practical computer-based sessions
    covering the following topics:

    • Genome browsing
    • Comparative Sequence Analysis
    • Working with Encode Data
    • Proteins, Complexes and Pathways
    • ncRNA
    • Genomic Variation
    • Variation, Function and Disease
  • Instructors / Speakers
    Course instructors
    Jane Loveland Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    Simon Gregory Duke University
    Emily Perry The European Bioinformatics Institute
    Rob Finn The European Bioinformatics Institute
    Bert Overduin Edinburgh Genomics, The University of Edinburgh
  • How to Apply

    The workshop is open to research scientists based in institutes anywhere
    in Asia and Australasia (including laboratory and clinical
    staff as well as specialists in related fields). Applicants
    should have a minimum of a degree in a biological discipline

    Overseas courses are free to attend for non-commercial
    applicants. Please contact us for the commercial fee.

    This workshop is run jointly with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
    For full details and to apply, please visit the workshop
    page on the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute website

    Please note: Applications
    must be supported by a
    recommendation from a scientific or clinical sponsor (e.g. supervisor or
    head of department). A request for a supporting
    statement will be sent
    to your nominated sponsor automatically during
    the application process.
    Applicants must ensure that their sponsor
    provides this supporting
    statement by the application deadline. Applications without a supporting
    statement cannot be considered.


  • Bursaries

    Overseas courses are free to attend for non-commercial applicants.
    Limited bursaries to cover travel, accommodation and sustenance costs are
    available and are awarded on merit. If you would like to apply for a
    bursary, please complete the bursary section of the online application

    Please note that both the applicant
    and sponsor are required to provide
    a justification for the
    bursary as part of the application

    Bursary terms and conditions

    UK Courses (held at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton,
    limited number of bursaries are available for each course. These are
    awarded by the selection committee according to merit. The bursary
    covers a maximum of 50% of the course fee, though in exceptional
    circumstances an application for the total course fee may be considered.
    Where there are many bursary applications, the selection committee may
    issue smaller amounts. We cannot assist with travel costs to attend UK

    Overseas Courses (held outside of the UK)
    limited number of bursaries are available for each course. These are
    awarded on merit to cover travel, accommodation and sustenance. The
    maximum award for travel (economy class) will be £750.

    Bursaries can be applied for as part of the course application form.
    will be notified of a bursary award along with their place on
    course, usually within one month of the application deadline. The
    decision of the selection committee is