Course “Cancer bioinformatics tools”

Mugla, Turkey – Cancelled – Replaced by ONLINE WEBINAR on 9 December 2021

Due to the current travel restrictions the Course will not be held in presence.
Instead, an ONLINE EVENT will be organized on 9th December, 2021
For further information contact [email protected]

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged. For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly.

Tuğba Süzek (Bioinformatics Department, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey)

In collaboration with:

Deadline for receipt of applications: 
8 December 2021 – deadline extended

A progressive series of topics in Cancer Bioinformatics will be covered in this five-day course. Topics will be sequentially introduced such that students can gain mastery of recent advances in molecular therapies in cancer and using the available applications in a step-by-step manner culminating in the application of the publicly available tools and databases to specific Cancer research questions. Morning sessions will consist of lectures by invited speakers that will provide theoretical foundations on the molecular cancer therapies as well as exposure to how publicly available Cancer Bioinformatics tools are applied to specific research projects.


Scientific computing in the command line for bioinformatics, metagenomics and genomics, Tools and approaches for scientific computing in the command line environment, Introduction to Cancer Bioinformatics resources for research and development, Securing and accessing Cancer Bioinformatics resources for research, Machine learning applications in cancer research, Applications of Cancer Bioinformatics tools in cancer research in Eastern Mediterranean countries, Working on a high-performance parallel computing environment.


Researchers involved in the field of bioinformatics, metabolomics, transcriptomics. Students and junior scientists are welcome to attend.


Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living costs. A limited number of grants covering travel contribution, accommodation and local hospitality for the duration of the course are available to a selected number of nationals of ICGEB Member States.
Accommodation will additionally be available from the local organisers and external sponsors for selected students and junior scientists.

COVID-19 Limitations: 

– Outdoor venues: no restrictions on capacity 

– Indoor venues: Campus events require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to each day of the event. Workshop attendees must follow the masking requirements during all indoor events and transportation. Proof of vaccination is required for breakfast/lunch as no physical distancing requirements apply for lunch and breakfast venues. There will be no capacity restrictions and no physical distancing requirements apply as the attendees must follow the current masking requirements. 

– To be verified as vaccinated individuals must be fully vaccinated. A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/Janssen). The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination: Vaccination card in English (which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date the last dose administered) OR a photo of a vaccination card as a separate document OR a photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device OR documentation of vaccination in English from a healthcare provider electronic health record or national Immunization Information System record. Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a verifiable health care provider cannot be accepted


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