We are pleased to announce that we will be giving another practical course on bioinformatics for Integrative Genomics this year. It will take place from November 7-9, 2011, in Oeiras, Portugal, as part of the Gulbenkian Training Programme in Bioinformatics. The course teachers will be Alba Jené and myself from our group.

This time, we shall have three full days to cover the multiple features of IntOGen and Gitools. We will start with background lectures on integrative onco- and other genomics as well as on the statistical meaning of each of the analysis. Then we will cover, as a first in our course, some very practical aspects which shall encourage participants to use the tools on their own data, such as data formats and how to prepare data sets for the analyses in Gitools. There will be enough time to work on a number of hands-on exercises for analyses such as functional enrichment, combination of experiments, prioritization of disease-related genes, correlation, overlapping and clustering of experiments. For data from next generation sequencing, we will present Condel, a tool that classifies the point mutations you might find in your sequences. Visit the course page to see the detailed agenda and to register.

We are always curious to find out who are the people attending our courses, so we will ask participants to present themselves and their work and to let us know which is their favourite analysis during the course, and we are more than happy to receive follow-up questions by email weeks and weeks after the course from all over the world.