International Course on Massive Data Analysis: Genomics

What is MDA? A theoretical and practical course on Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis for genomic studies.

How is the course scheduled? In two independent sessions, the first one for software users and a second one for software developers.

Who is the target audience? The user's session of the course is oriented to experimental researchers, post-doctoral and PhD students who want to learn about the state-of-the-art of genomic data analysis methodologies and carry out their own analysis. The developer's session is suitable for software developers and system administrators who want to know the technical details of the algorithms and their implementation.

Who organizes MDA? The course is organized by the Bioinformatics and Genomics Department of the Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF) in Valencia, the CIBERER, and the Functional Genomics Node of the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB).

Why attending this course? Genotype data form next generation sequencing assays allows for the study of biological processes at an unprecedented level of detail. However, transforming such genomic data into valuable biological information is not an easy task. Data analysis is still a major bottleneck for many researchers which are still applying inadequate statistical methods for the interpretation of their genomic results. The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the latest analysis methodologies and to provide hands-on training on the analytical approaches implemented in high-performance computing packages. Lectures and hands-on sessions are taught in the facilities of the CIPF, which provide the ideal environment for the organization of bioinformatic courses.

What else? Social activities are organised during the course to favour networking and exchange of experiences among the students, as well as to promote a fruitful dialog between teachers and students.


The official language of the course is English.

Important Dates


User's sessions: 11th to 14th of March, 2013

Developer's sessions: 14th to 15th of March, 2013

Registration Deadlines

* Pre-registration closes by January 31st.

* Admittance will be notified on February 6th.

* Registration and payment from February 7th to February 28th.

Gala Dinner

Tuesday 12th of March, 2013


Registration fee for User´s session: 400 €.

Registration fee for Developer´s session: 100 €.

Registration fee for User´s & developer´s session: 500 €.

The price includes meals and coffees as well as the gala dinner.


Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF)

C/Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 3
(Antiguo Camino de las Moreras)
46012 Valencia, Spain

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  • Joaquín Dopazo
  • Francisco Garcia-Garcia
  • Ignacio Medina
  • David Montaner

Course classroom Dinner at a typical Valencian restaurant

Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe Instituto Nacional de Bioinformatica CIBERER

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