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EBI–Wellcome Trust Summer School in Bioinformatics 2012
25-29 June 2012
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

Registration is now closed

This popular Summer School is aimed at early-stage researchers (PhD students, postdocs and clinician-scientists) with little or no experience in computational biology, and will deliver a broad understanding of bioinformatics research tools currently available.
The course will provide practical, hands-on training in bioinformatics in the context of the latest biomedical and biological research, as well as serving as a forum for the interchange of ideas and expertise between database providers and their users.
To optimise practical training and interaction between participants and trainers, places on the Summer School are limited to 35. Please note: this is a non programming course.
The programme will provide:
• A broad introduction to bioinformatics data resources (including, but not limited to, EBI core resources) through lecture- and practical-based sessions
• An understanding of when, why and how to use public data resources for molecular biology
• Practical experience of using the databases, using a range of widely applicable case studies
Please note: Places will be awarded on merit and applicants must submit a completed application form as part of the registration process. Please see below for details. 

Scientific Programme Committee:
Terri Attwood, University of Manchester, UK
Francis Ouellette, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
William Pearson, Virginia University, USA
Vicky Schneider, EMBL-EBI, UK
James Watson, EMBL-EBI, UK

Trainers will include:
Terri Attwood, University of Manchester, UK
Nicolas Le Novere, EMBL-EBI, UK
Jane Loveland, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Ran Ron Libeskind-Hadas, Harvey Mudd College, USA
Alex Mitchell, EMBL-EBI, UK
John Marioni, EMBL-EBI, UK
Francis Ouellette, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
Bert Overduin, EMBL-EBI, UK
William Pearson, Virginia University, USA
Ioannis Ragoussis, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, UK
Gabriella Rustici, EMBL-EBI, UK
Vicky Schneider, EMBL-EBI, UK
James Watson, EMBL-EBI, UK

Conference Programme Information:
The Summer School will start at 12.00 on Monday, 25 June and close at 17.30 on Friday, 29 June 2012.

Please click here for a copy of the programme

How to apply


Registration with Twin Accommodation 


Registration with Single Accommodation  




The fees include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 25, 26, 27 and 28 June 2012.
If you require additional nights this will be at an additional cost, please contact the conference centre, 
directly for availability.


Application deadline has now passed. No further applications can be submitted

Please note:
Places on this Summer School are limited to 35 and will be awarded on merit. Applicants must attach a completed application form in the 'Abstract Submission' section of online registration. The supervisor's section MUST be completed when the application form is attached. Registrations cannot be accepted without a completed application form.

Bursaries or travel grants are not available for this year's Summer School in Bioinformatics.

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