OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) is organizing a 3 day workshop entitled “COMSTECH-SIUT Workshop on Bioinformatics – Ensembl Database Mining and Whole Genome Sequencing Analyses” with the collaboration of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on December 16, 2014 in Islamabad and on December 20, 2014 in Karachi.
The main objective of the training course is to present a hands-on approach to the online Ensembl bioinformatics resources and introduce command line based options for analyses of whole genome sequencing data for students, postdoctoral fellows and teachers involved in biological research. The training course will include an introduction to the Ensembl Genome Browser with practical demonstrations and exercises using the human genome as reference. Analyses of high throughput genotyping and whole genome human sequencing data will also be presented with the overall aim of promoting the use of bioinformatics for health and research in the life sciences. Only human genomic sequencing data will be analysed during the training, but the same techniques can be used to analyze any data generated by next generation sequencing.
Postdoctoral fellows, doctoral or medical students near completion of their studies with knowledge of at least one or more of the following fields: biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, proteomics or biotechnology. Candidates that are employed by a university, or an institute, as a faculty member and who have research experience supported by research publications in peer reviewed journals will be preferred.
The candidate should have a working knowledge of computer, statistics, and internet applications related to bioinformatics
Registration fee for foreign participants is US$ 50.00 and for local participants Pak rupees 2,500.00. Full time students can avail 80% fee discount.
You can download registration from and other details on http://comstech.org/BIOINFORMATICS-2014.aspx
Note: There will be no registration fee and no lodging facilities for the event in Karachi.
Last Date for Applications: October 25, 2014
Event Title: COMSTECH-SIUT Workshop on Bioinformatics – Ensembl Database Mining and Whole Genome Sequencing Analyses
Date: [Islamabad] December 16-18, 2014 and [Karachi] December 20-22, 2014
Venue: [Islamabad] COMSTECH Building, 33 Constitution Avenue, Sector G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan
[Karachi] Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Ms. Hanifa Beg
Fax: 0092-51-9205264 and 0092-51-9220265
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Prof. Syed Qasim Mehdi
SIUT, Karachi 74200, Pakistan
Phone: 0092-21-9215752 and 0092-21-9215718
Fax:0092-21-9215469 and 0092-21-9215362