Introduction to bioinformatics

8-12 April 2019


Dr. Thomas Junier, Bioinformatician at SIB Lausanne (Vital-IT group), EPFL & University of Neuchâtel


To acquire some theoretical knowledge and practical experience of selected topics in bioinformatics.


The mornings will be dedicated to theory, and the afternoons to exercises.

Topics covered will include, among other:

  • sequence analysis
  • genome assembly
  • phylogenetics

NOTE: A basic knowledge of Unix/Linux is strongly recommended

Please bring your own laptop at the course.

General information

Dates : 8-12 April 2019

Schedule : 8.55 - 17.00

Location: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail building E, room E326

ECTS : 2.5 (Research tools)

Evaluation : Full attendance, active participation and home work, as described above

Information : Please contact Dr Thomas Junier (Thomas.junier(at)epfl(dot)ch), or the doctoral program coordinator Sara Santi

Travel expenses : participants of the Interuniversity doctoral program in Organismal Biology (DPOB) are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets (no copies) with the reimbursement form  to Sara Santi.

Meal expenses : no meal expenses reimbursement


Make sure that you sign the attendance list each and every day of the course.


  • This course is free and open to all Ph.D. students and post-docs. However, priority will be given to PhD students enrolled in the Organismal Biology doctoral program until 10 March 2019.
  • Maximum number of participants: 20 people (minimum: 10 people)

Registration : through the web only: closed

Cancellation : Please note the cancellation policy. If you cancel your registration after the deadline or in case of no show, you will be requested to pay a cancellation fee of CHF 100. Free cancellation before the registration deadline.

Deadline: 24 March 2019 extended to 31 March 2019!