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EMBO Practical Course

Bioinformatics and genome analyses

05 – 17 June 2017 | Thessalonica, Greece

  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 March 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 March 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 April 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 April 2017

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About the Practical Course

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This EMBO Practical Course will cover a range of genome analyses and their fundamental elements.

The first principal theme of the course is comparative genomics, covering genome analysis and exploration, pair-wise comparisons of genomes, comparisons of multiple genomes, evolutionary inferences (orthologs, paralogs and their classification).

The second principal theme of the course is related to Next-Generation Sequencing, including algorithms, methods, 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.

The main objectives of this EMBO Practical Course are to strengthen skills of students in genomics and bioinformatics on the use of algorithms, key software, statistical and visualization methods and their various applications in genome studies.

The course program is designed to provide a solid theory class followed by practical sessions on each topic, where the same speaker will deliver at least one half-day course of theory and practice.

Students will obtain the dexterity to manipulate large data sets in a Unix environment and a basic understanding of scripting and programming skills.

Students are assumed to be familiar with the Unix environment.

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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.

This EMBO Practical Course is intense; therefore active participation is expected from the students.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 March 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 March 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 April 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 April 2017



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts, lunches, coffee-breaks and dinners
  • Course materials

Unfortunately it will not be possible to take into consideration any special requests, unless on the participant’s personal charge.


Participants can pay either by wire transfer or regonline. Details will be supplied to accepted participants.

Selection criteria

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

Selection criteria include:

a) Proven experience in Bioinformatics and Genomics, particularly involving high-throughput data analyses;

b) Abstract submission;

c) Familiarity with a Unix environment

d) Involvement in Bioinformatics and Genome analyses by a running project (following the submitted abstract)

e) Expressed motivation of the participant.

d) Not more than 15% of the participants are from the same country.

Abstract guidelines

It is mandatory to include in the application form an abstract related to the applicant’s on-going projects. The abstract should be related to the course topics and organized as follows: Background, Materials, Methods, Results, Discussion (preliminary)/Conclusion.

The abstract should not exceed 3000 characters.

Poster and presentation guidelines

Selected participants will be asked to introduce themselves and their on-going projects in a short oral presentation during the first session of the course.

They will also be asked to bring a Poster related to their on-going projects.

Detailed instructions will be given to selected participants on how to prepare these documents.

Other application information

Each applicant will have to upload a recent whole picture of him/herself.



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Conference Centre

Centre for Research & Technology - Hellas


A hotel near the vicinity will be booked for all organizers, co-organizers, speakers and participants (to be updated soon).

All participants (students and speakers) will stay and have meals together in the same place.

Students will be lodged based on a double occupancy/room.


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About the Area

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