IV Bioinformatics Summer School, 2016

Bioinformatics Summer School is an annual event for 100 undergraduate students, postgraduates and early stage researchers of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Biology majors who are interested in bioinformatics. The school's working language is Russian.

Classes include lectures, intensive courses and workshops. It is also possible to submit an abstract and present your research on one day conference and poster session. In addition, teamwork on bioinformatics research projects will be organized under the supervision of senior bioinformaticians.

There is also an opportunity to participate in discussions with invited experts, workshops on presentation skills and academic writing as well as attend lectures on business in bioinformatics and biotechnology. 

The key topic of Bioinformatics Summer School 2016 is medical bioinformatics. 

More details in Russian

Dates and venue

25-30 July, 2016 near St. Petersburg in a country hotel "Avrora". 

Program committee

  • Nikolay Vyahhi (Bioinformatics Institute, St Petersburg University of the Russian Academy of Sciences), chair.
  • Pavel Pevzner (University of California San Diego).
  • Alla Lapidus (St Petersburg State University, St Petersburg University of the Russian Academy of Sciences).
  • Mikhail Rayko (University of California San Diego).
  • Pavel Dobrynin (SPSU, Bioinformatics Institute)

Organizing committee

  • Ekaterina Vyahhi (Bioinformatics Institute, St Petersburg University of the Russian Academy of Sciences), chair.
  • Nikolay Vyahhi (Bioinformatics Institute, St Petersburg University of the Russian Academy of Sciences).
  • Natalia Mashianova (Bioinformatics Institute).
  • Alexandra Panteleeva (Bioinformatics Institute, St Petersburg University of the Russian Academy of Sciences), volunteer
  • Yaroslav Baranov (Research Institute of Influenza), volunteer

Program

The School's program is now under construction. The key topic of this year is medical bioinformatics. There also will be intensive practical courses organized covering the basics skills for a bioinformatician to be.  

Every year schools' topics cover a vide range of subjects, such as: NGS and RNA-seq data analysis, systems biology, assembly and analysis of genome and transcriptome, metagenomics, comparative genomics, molecular evolution, programming, bioinformatics algorithms, and many more.

In addition, teamwork on bioinformatics research projects will be organized under the supervision of senior bioinformaticians.

Main sections:

  • Bioinformatics for mathematicians and computer scientists
  • Bioinformatics for biologists and medical students
  • One-day conference and poster session
  • Research projects for more experienced participants

Fees

Participation (including accommodation for 6 days and all meals) and all materials cost 15.000 rubles. 

Authors of the best applications will receive funding from the organizers to cover this amount in full. 

How to apply

Apply till 15th of May on the school's application web page (in Russian only). 


More information can be found on the School's official web page (in Russian). 

Partnerships 

We are open to new partnerships and sponsors! The School is completely non-profit project. All funding is going to be paid for a venue and accommodation for participants. If we have enough funding we will be able to offer need-based travel grants for students from remote regions.

If you want to become a partner, please contact Ekaterina Vyahhi at k@bioinf.me