BioSB course portfolio

BioSB is the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology community in The Netherlands. We are committed to train the next generation of computational life scientists. Our challenging and inspiring education programme covers essential topics in bioinformatics and systems biology, taught by expert teams.

A typical BioSB course runs for five consecutive days and includes lectures and hands-on computer exercises. Courses are organized at different locations throughout The Netherlands and offer great ways of networking and gaining essential contacts with other researchers in the field. The YoungCB network regularly organises a BioCafé during the course week. 

Information about registration can be found on the general enrollment page.

We closely collaborate with the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) and international training activities (ELIXIR and GOBLET).

Upcoming courses

11-15 Oct 2021fund.Machine Learning5 days
18-22 Oct 2021otherSingle Cell Analysis 5 days
13-17 Dec 2021fund.Integrated modeling and optimization5 days

Planned for 2021 (preliminary)

You can pre-register for one of these courses via the pre-registration form. Previously held courses can be found on the course archive page.

Fundamental courses

Fundamental courses, taught by a range of experts in the Dutch bioinformatics & systems biology community, are organised once per year. In 5 days, they provide a solid foundation in core technologies in bioinformatics and systems biology, laced with examples of applications. The advanced courses (below) build on this foundation. Pre-registration for the courses is possible via this form.

Machine Learning for Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
Integrated Modeling and Optimization for Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Advanced courses

The advanced programme consists of a set of 5-day bioinformatics and systems biology courses that are offered once every 2 years. Each course deals with a specific topic in current bioinformatics and systems biology. Each course is organized by experts and exposes students to both fundamental approaches and recent developments. Most build on methods introduced in the fundamental courses, though depending on prior education it may not be needed to follow these first. Pre-registration for the courses is possible via this form.

Algorithms for Biological Networks
Algorithms for Genomics
Constraint based modelling: introduction and advanced topics
Managing & Integrating Information in the Life Sciences
Protein Structures: Production, Prowess, Power, Promises and Problems
RNA-seq data analysis
Statistics for Omics data analysis
Systems medicine

Other 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.

MGC Next-generation sequence data analysis