UCD announces a new Bioinformatics Course 30th July – 10th August 2018

University College Dublin, in conjunction with GPlusE project, announces a new certificate course in bioinformatics. The course will be held from 30th July to 10th August 2018.

When: 30th July – 10th August 2018 

Where: University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Belfield Campus, Dublin 4, Ireland

Apply by: 10th May 2018

Cost: € 1500


  • Basic scripting
  • Introduction to next-generation sequencing
  • Protein structure modelling and analysis
  • Molecular evolution and phylogenetics
  • Network biology
  • SNP data and use in GWAS
  • Biostatistics in R

Programme of topics:

  • Genome structure, sequencing/assembly, annotation
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Biostatistics and exploratory data analysis in R
  • Intro to evolutionary selection
  • Population genomics
  • Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)
  • Scripting for evolutionary simulation
  • Population genetics/drift/selection
  • Refining evolution Sims
  • Tree-thinking/Darwin’s big idea
  • Phylogenetics
  • Network biology—Theory & Cytoscape
  • Metabolic modelling/FBA
  • Protein structure prediction

Entry Requirements: Undergraduate degree in Agriculture, Life Sciences or Veterinary Medicine

For further information please contact: suzanne.stewart@ucd.ie

Please read here the timetable.