Our bioinformatics workshops will focus on enabling molecular life scientists in Latin America to access, visualise, analyse, annotate and interpret biomolecular data, and will support them to place their own research data in the public domain. They will be modelled on EMBL-EBI off-site courses and tailored to the research interests of our hosts. Travel costs will be subsidised for hard-to-reach groups of scientists. 

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Upcoming workshops

CABANA Workshop: Introduction to Next-generation Sequencing

LANGEBIO, Cinvestav

18th March 2019

This course will provide an introduction to the technology, data analysis, tools and resources for next generation sequencing (NGS) data.

Livestock Genomics

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2

1st April 2019

This course will introduce participants to methods and approaches for analysing genomic data from common livestock species.

Exploring Biodiversity through Bioinformatics

International Potato Center (CIP)

9th April 2019

This course aims to provide knowledge on available approaches, methods and tools to perform studies on biodiversity employing modern high-throughput sequencing approaches.

Workshops in Latin America

Summer course in Bioinformatics
22nd Jan 2018

Our goal is to contribute to the strengthening of the bioinformatics community in Brazil. With this course, we want to introduce you a little more about Bioinformatics and inspire you to gain a deeper understanding of this project subject.

Application procedure: Online applications will be accepted

Large-Scale Genomic Data Analyses: GWAS in Structured Populations
27th Nov 2018

In this workshop, participants will be guided through the basics of microarray and next generation sequencing data, their quality control, the implementation of genome-wide association studies (GWAS), and the challenges that remain in such studies especially regarding issues of conducting GWAS in structured populations and transferring GWAS statistics between populations.

Course Cost: $800 Mexican Pesos

Includes- Course material, coffee breaks, lunches and a social event on day 3.

A variety of speakers/instructors will be present from the Universities of Oxford and Leicester, the Harvard Medical School and UGA-LANGEBIO in Mexico.

Application procedure: Online applications are open until September 28th with chosen applicants informed by October 8th.

Genomics and Epidemiological Surveillance of Bacterial Pathogens 2019 Course
03rd Mar 2019

In collaboration with the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), Lima, Peru, we are pleased to announce our latest overseas course in Genomics and Epidemiological Surveillance of Bacterial Pathogens. 

Final applications and bursary requests are now invited.and must be received by 29 November 2018. Click here to apply now:

This popular hands-on course aims to provide training in the skills required to generate and interpret next generation sequencing data in a public health setting. The course is open to clinical/public health molecular biologists and microbiologists from Latin America and the Caribbean and is free to attend. Bursaries are also available to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

Application procedure: Please complete the online application form. Places are limited and will be awarded on merit. If you have any problems with the online application process, please contact us. Please note: Applications must be supported by a recommendation from a scientific or clinical sponsor (e.g. supervisor, line manager 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.