Information letter

The modern sequencing technologies allow obtaining huge amount of information about DNA sequences. The applications of these technologies are rapidly expanding, and this calls for efficient and creative data storage, analysis, and visualization methods. To process these data new bioinformatics methods were developed (genome assembling from short reads, short read genome mapping, gene functional annotation, metabolic network reconstruction).
To actively involve young scientists in data analysis for a broad range of modern sequencing technologies applications (for RNA-Seq data analysis, detection of rare variants, and ChIP-Seq data, de novo genome assembling) the Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Chair of the Informational Biology of the Novosibirsk State University, Vavilov’s Sosciety of Geneticists and Breeders, Center of the Joint Infrastructure Using “Bioinformatics” will organize International Summer School “Bioinformatics methods and next generation sequencing technologies” August 26-30 2011, at the institu8te of Cytology and genetics SB RAS.
The main focus of this school-seminar will be new methods of the high-throughput sequencing data processing, genome sequence annotation, methods of protein function prediction, bioinformatics and systems biology. It is proposed that the lectures, courses and seminars will be focused both on young professionals in the fields of biology interested in mastering modern computer approaches in bioinformatics and young computer scientists intending to improve their knowledge in the resolution of biological issues.
During the Summer School young scientists will have the opportunities to present their own work (posters or oral presentations) for discussion.
The School is organized under the auspices of the International conference “Wheat genetic resources and genomics“.

Important dates
For foreign participants (who need visa):
Deadline for abstract and registration form submission – May 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance – June 1, 2011
Deadline for registration fee payment – June 15, 2011

For Russian and NIS participants
Deadline for abstract and registration form submission – June 1, 2011
Deadline for registration fee payment – July 1, 2011

Summer school dates – August 26-30, 2011

Young scientists can submit their material to the “Wheat genetic resources and genomics” conference and the Summer school simultaneously.


E-mail:, Dr. Dmitry Afonnikov