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The Bioinformatics Organization offers professional development courses for continuing scientific education. These are short, postgraduate-level courses on computational topics of interest to prospective and practicing researchers in the life sciences. Course titles and descriptions are below. We offer online and on-site courses, most of which can be customized for the needs of companies or organizations. Please contact us for further details.

A screenshot of a live lecture held online

Click here for a sample lecture (reduced resolution) on dChip.

For online courses, the Bioinformatics Organization uses a system for streaming the multimedia of live lectures. It incorporates the following features:

Computer science topics

Our courses in computer science use laboratory scenarios and data to introduce biologists to fundamental computing topics.

The CS101 courses are for biologists who are unfamiliar with some or all of the computer languages and tools used in the bioinformatics discipline, and our CS102 and CS103 courses build upon the concepts introduced. CS102 and CS103 courses are project-based and use take-home assignments to acquaint the biologist with larger and more complex computing problems.

Computer Language Series
Data Visualization Series
Machine Learning Series

Biology topics

Our courses in biology cover special topics in that field but introduce techniques for computational analysis that can be utilized by practitioners in any of the allied fields (CS, math, chemistry, engineering and physics).

Sequence Analysis Series
Microarray Data Analysis Series
Network & Pathway Analysis Series
Genomics Series

Math topics

Our courses in math use laboratory scenarios and data to introduce biologists to essential topics in mathematics.

The MA101 courses are for biologists who are unfamiliar with some or all of the mathematical methods used in the bioinformatics discipline.

Biostatistics Series


Registration for courses at Bioinformatics.Org takes two steps:

Step 1
If you haven't already done so, create an on-line account to access the educational section of our website. Please note that the registration for our educational system is separate from that of the main website; you will require another account.
Step 2
Register for the course by making a payment using either the on-line registration form (click on the name of the course where it appears in the list of upcoming courses; use this form only for PayPal payments and credit card payments via secured PayPal), or by sending in the registration form (PDF; use this form if paying by US checks, credit card or corporate purchase order).

Please also check the course tuition rates and discounts.


Click here for a calendar of educational events.

On-demand option

"On-demand" courses come with pre-recorded lectures, and you may contact the instructor via email at your convenience. The certificate is also provided with this option, and there are substantial discounts compared with the tuition of live courses (please see the course descriptions for tuition information).

The on-demand courses contain all of the materials and lectures from the live courses, on DVD or via download. Some of the videos are even recorded during live lectures. The other materials included are PowerPoint slides, sample scripts, and sample data, which are referenced in the lectures.

Current on-demand courses
On-demand "Course Bundle"

The Course Bundle is an on-demand option available for prospective students that are interested in getting unlimited access to the above courses (taught by Shailender Nagpal, Bioinformatics.Org's primary trainer). Price: $2,500 per Academic user and $3,800 per Commercial/Government user, for perpetual access to course materials such as slides, examples and videos. Any new courses created by this trainer in the first year will automatically become available to subscribers at no extra charge. A renewal fee of 20% applies for adding such courses in subsequent years.

Please contact us for questions or additional information.

Trainer-Led Program in Bioinformatics and Genomics

The Bioinformatics Organization offers a trainer-led Program in Bioinformatics that is geared towards:

The curriculum includes:

Price: $4,200 per attendee for the entire program. $2,800 for any 6 out of above 10 topics.

Duration: 10 weeks for entire program. Up to 3-4 hours of live instruction and interaction with trainer per week

Other logistics: Homework, quizzes and projects will be assigned and graded

This program is certified by the Bioinformatics Organization, Inc., the largest international affiliation in the field, and it will count as 34 "Continuing Scientific Education" (CSE) units (one unit per contact hour) within the Organization. Students completing the program will receive a certificate of completion.

Please contact us for questions or additional information.

Our clients

Many researchers and scientists have benefited from our workshops; here are some testimonials:

Very interactive and rewarding. -- Edouard Cadieu, Ph.D., NIH/NHGRI
I really enjoyed the courses and look forward to future offerings. -- John Laycock, Ph.D., Amgen Inc.
I learned a lot and got really motivated. -- Carlos J. Blondel, Santiago, Chile

Our attendees come from far and wide; here's a partial list:

Additional information

Please contact us for questions or additional information.

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