Practical Workshop on “Cancer Omics Data Integration” in Heidelberg

Since last year I am participating in the COST Action BM1204 titled “An integrated European platform for pancreas cancer research: from basic science to clinical and public health interventions for a rare disease”, and in particular in its Work Group focus on “Omics Data Integration”.


As part of this Work Group, we have prepared a training workshop that will take place in Heidelberg, Germany on February 14, from 1-5pm. The covered topics fit into a series of workshops that will be organized within this COST Action.

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Barcelona Summer School of Genomics and Bioinformatics 2013

This year the Barcelona Summer School of Genomics and Bioinformatics is offering two courses, one on “Next Generation Sequencing for Medical Genomics”, coordinated by Ferran Casals from the University Pompeu Fabra and another on “Next Generation Sequencing for Medical Genomics” coordinated by Simon Heath from the CNAG.

We will be participating, as last year, in the course on Medical Genomics.

The courses will take place from September 16th to September 20th 2013, at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, next to the PRBB.

Pre-registration is now open at

The full description of the courses and the programs are available here 


Barcelona Summer School in Genomics and Bioinformatics

The course will take place at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park

I am happy to announce the Barcelona Summer School in Genomics and Bioinformatics, which will take place from September 17th to 21st 2012. The course is organized by Ferran Casals from the IBE and UPF. He has  put together a very interesting program with a great list of speakers and topics. We will participate teaching Cancer Genomics and Functional Annotation of Variants.

If you are interested you can register at

I give you further details of the course, list of speakers and program in this post.


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BIG12 – Bioinformatics for Integrative Genomics course in Oeiras

Michael P. Schroeder and Abel Gonzalez-Perez

This year our lab will participate again in the Gulbenkian Training Program in Bioinformatics (GTPB). Abel and Michael will give a 3 days course on Bioinformatics for Integrative Genomics – BIG12, from 7th to 9th May. The course is now open for Inscriptions, and a tentative program can be found here.

GTPB program is very well known for its practical courses on bioinformatics, which have been running since 1999. The courses are eminently practical, including few lectures and many hands on exercises. The groups are small, usually up to 20 attendees, which allows a very intense experience with the topic, the instructors and the rest of attendees. Read the rest of this entry »