BioSB education programme

The BioSB education programme covers essential topics of the wide-ranging fields of bioinformatics and systems biology. It offers a wide variety of training courses that enable life scientists to apply modelling and computational approaches in addressing scientific challenges.

The programme consists of three types of courses:

  1. Introductory courses
    Courses intended for novices. These courses can either be face-to-face or e-learning courses. The format differs per course. The course length ranges from 1 to 5 days. The frequency varies, but the aim is to have these courses at least once a year.
  2. Core courses
    Courses for PhD students and other researchers in bioinformatics and systems biology. The topics and themes in the core programme form a coherent curriculum. The courses have a format of 5 days, with additional extra work (before and after ) with a total study load of 3 EC. These courses will be offered once per two years.
  3. Specific courses
    Other courses and workshops that do not fit in the above-mentioned categories. These courses may have a different format and be offered occasionally only. Furthermore, they are often co-organized with other organisations.

Below an overview is given of all BioSB courses. For each course, a link is given to the full course information.
In addition, you may find a synopsis of the BioSB Course portfolio in the full Education Programme (pdf), where information is given about all courses, including coordinators, expected date and a short course description.

Course table

BioSB Introductory courses
Intended for novices; course duration 3-5 days; course frequency: once per year
Last edition Next edition
Programming in Python tba
Kick start R Apr 2016
Programming in Matlab Oct 2015 Oct 28, 2016
Discovering Systems Biology Principles Nov 2015
eCourse Biomolecular principles of the Cell
eCourse Modelling of Biological Processes
eCourse Elementary Calculus in Systems Biology
BioSB Core Courses
Core programme for PhDs in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology; course duration: 5 days; course frequency: once per 2 years; course credits: 3 ECTS
 Last edition Next edition
Pattern Recognition March 2015 2017
Managing & Integrating Information in the Life Sciences Nov-Dec 2015 2017
Optimisation Techniques in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology May 2010 tba
Multi-scale modelling tba
Comparative Genomics: from Evolution to Function Jun 2014 21-25 Nov 2016
Protein Structures: Production, Prowess, Power, Promises and Problems Nov 2015 2017
Algorithms for Biological Networks May 2016 2018
Quantitative and Predictive Modelling Jun 2015 2017
BioSB Specific courses
Course duration: 1-5 days; Course frequency: irregular
Last edition Next edition
Python course for Life Scientists May 2016 10-11 Nov 2016
Constraint-Based Modelling May 2016
Exploring System Properties Using Various Modelling Approaches
Systems Medicine: Modelling Epigenetics Febr 2016
Metagenomics applications and Data Analysis March 2014
RNA-seq Data Analysis Sept 2016 2017
Advanced de novo assembly and resolving complex genomic regions Jun 2015
EPS Postgraduate course ‘Genome Assembly’ April 2015
NGS in Diagnostics course: Genome resequencing in a Medical Diagnostic Context Sept 2016
Next-generation sequence data analysis Aug 2016
Data Integration in the Life Sciences Febr 2015
Life Sciences with Industry Nov 2015 Febr 2017
Biological Network Analysis Sept 2015