The Bloomsbury Centre for Bioinformatics

The Bloomsbury Centre for Bioinformatics

Director: Professor David Jones



     Introduction to Bioinformatics

A new updated 3 day course, which was run last June, replaced the previous 5 day course and featured an introduction to major areas of bioinformatics: protein structure prediction and modeling, sequence analysis and genomics. We are hoping to run the course again his year depending on funding. 

The course is planned to remain free for academic attendees and priority is given to members of UCL, Birkbeck and affiliated institutions.


We are always interested to hear your ideas for new training courses and we will always consider requests for one-on-one training sessions for specific research problems. Please contact us with any suggestions.


Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Thursday 23 June 2016


Day 1: Monday 20 June 2016 – Sequence and Structure Analysis
Organised by Prof. Christine Orengo and Dr Andrew Martin

10am - 1.30pm            Lectures

10am - 10.10am          Introduction to the course Prof. Christine Orengo

10.10am - 11.10am     Sequence Analysis Prof. Christine Orengo

11.10am - 11.25am     Coffee break

11.25am - 12.25pm     Homology Modelling Dr Andrew Martin

12.25pm - 12.30pm     5 minute break

12.30pm - 1.30pm       Mutation Analysis Dr Andrew Martin

2pm – 5pm Practical session Demonstrators TBC

Day 2: Tuesday 21 June 2016 – Phylogenetics and Comparative Genomics
Organised by Dr Christophe Dessimoz

9.30am - 12.15pm      Lectures

9.30am - 10.15am      Introduction to molecular evolution & phylogenetics (Dr. Christophe Dessimoz)

10.15am - 10.30am     Coffee break

10.30am - 11.15am     Comparative genomics, OMA Dr. Natasha Glover (Dessimoz Lab)

11.15am - 11.30am     Break

11.30am - 12.15pm     Tree reconciliation methods and Ensembl compara Dr. Matthieu Muffato (EBI)

2pm – 5pm Practical session Demonstrators TBC

14.00-14.45 Trees

15.00-15.45 Ensembl compara

16.00-16.45 OMA practical


Day 3: Thursday 23 June 2016 – NGS analysis using Galaxy
Organised by Prof. Andrea Townsend-Nicholson

10am - 1pm Lectures
2pm - 5pm Practical session Demonstrators TBC





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