Bioinformatics Online Workshop 2021

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bioinformatics students

Location: Online

Course dates: 1-12 August 2021

Registration deadline: June 15, 2021

Workshop Instructors: Dr. Sariel Hübner & Dr. Itai Sharon

Dr. Sariel Hübner studies the evolutionary genomics of various crop species and their wild relatives.

Dr. Hübner is a faculty member in the Department of Biotechnology at Tel-Hai College and the Head of the Plant Evolutionary Genomics lab at MIGAL - Galilee Research Institute.

Dr. Itai Sharon studies the microbiome of humans, flowers and plants using metagenomics and other environmental data.

Dr. Sharon is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at Tel-Hai College and is the Head of the Computational Microbiology lab at MIGAL - Galilee Research Institute.

 Workshop Overview

Tel-Hai College and MIGAL-Galilee Research Institute are offering a unique workshop in bioinformatics. Participants will gain practical experience in NGS analysis and theory, statistical and analytical approaches and hands-on practice using a variety of tools. The workshop materials will be available online from July 25, 2021. The live sessions will begin on August 1st 2021.

The workshop will include the following topics:

  • Introduction to next-generation sequencing data analysis
  • Linux command line
  • Cleaning and trimming raw data
  • Introduction to alignment algorithms and tools
  • Transcriptome and genome assembly
  • Expression profiling and statistics
  • Gene annotation
  • Genome-wide association mapping, variant calling and processing
  • Phylogenetic analysis and inferences

Live sessions schedule (Israel timezone GMT+2):

August 1st, Sunday: 4-6pm

August 2nd, Monday: 4-7pm

August 3rd, Tuesday: 4-8pm

August 4th, Wednesday, 4-7pm

August 5th, Thursday, 4-7pm

August 8th, Sunday, 4-7pm

August 9th, Monday, 4-7pm

August 10th, Tuesday, 4-7pm

August 11th, Wednesday, 4-7pm

August 12th, Thursday, 4-8pm



  • The workshop will be taught in English and is intended for graduate students, postdocs, research scientists and industry representatives.
  • Students can obtain two credit points subject to the approval of their home institution.


Application instructions

To apply, please fill out the application form. No fees are due until you are accepted to the workshop:



Registration Fee (non-refundable)$20 USD
Students and Postdocs$400 USD
Industry / Other$800 USD


Cancellation policy

Cancellation of participation until July 1st– 100% refund, (less bank transfer/credit card fees and application fees)

Cancellation of participation between July 1st-July 23 – 50% refund (less bank transfer/credit card fees and application fees)

Cancellation of participation after July 23 – no refund.

Please note that the cancellation notice should be submitted in writing to [email protected] and approved by email by the workshop team.

Registration and payment – relevant link will be sent to the applicants by email.

*Opening of the workshop is subject to a minimum number of participants.

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