Advanced Course on Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analysis

June 30 - July 12, 2008

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil


Albero M.R. Davila
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ and BiowebDB Consortium

Edmundo Grisard
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis

Hugo Naya
Institut Pasteur Montevideo

Fredj Tekaia
Institut Pasteur Paris

With support from:
Institut Pasteur Paris/EMBO/CNPq/QUADTRYP/FINEP

  • Program for the course (with links to presentations and practicals)
  • List of Speakers (with links to presentations)
  • Course Evaluation (EMBO questionnaire)
  • Photos from the course: Group Picture 1 2 3 4 5.
  • Useful Links
  • General informations (Hotel, Lab)
  • Final selected list of students: List (download in pdf format).

  • Evaluations and selected list of candidates: Table (download in pdf format).

  • Aim of the course and call for application
    The principle objectives of the course are to familiarize young scientists(Biologists/Computer Scientists/Mathematicians) with bioinformatics and genome data analysis skills and to encourage multi-disciplinarity by introducing:
    1- advanced fundamental algorithms in bioinformatics,
    2- their application in genome analyses,
    3- and recent knowledge acquired from genomes studies.

    The course is aimed for motivated Ph.D. and Post-doctoral students, as well as young assistant professors and junior scientists in Public Institutions from developing countries, who are interested in Bioinformatics and Genome Analysis. Twenty (20) full time places are available for the course. Acceptance will be subject to an evaluation process and preference will be given to research scientists from the International Network of Institute Pasteur Institutions.

    Duration: Full time from June 30 to July 12, 2008.

    Location: Bioinformatics Laboratory; Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology. Federal University of Santa Catarina. Caixa postal 476, Bairro Trindade, Florianoplolis, SC, CEP 88040-900 - Brazil.

    Local contact: Edmundo Grisard, e-mail:

    Accommodation and social: The 20 selected participants will be staying in a Hotel situated close to the University. Acceptance to the course includes free accommodation (double rooms based) breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • The content of the course will be similar to the followings (please consult before applying): Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analysis course.
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2008.

  • How to Apply: Download Document in rtf or in doc format.

  • Application Form: Download Application Form in rtf or in doc format.

    More informations:
    -On the scientific program and organization contact: Fredj Tekaia.
    -On local organization contacts: Edmundo Grisard and Alberto M.R. Davila.

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  • EMBO course announcement

  • General information on Florianopolis City

    Fredj Tekaia

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