We invite participants enthusiastic about science, new technologies, biology, big data analysis, and those curious to learn new things. The School will introduce participants to the latest advances in omics technologies and most commonly used bioinformatics tools and methods to analyse big data. Hands-on sessions will give participants the opportunity to reinforce the analysis concepts they learned in smaller groups based on their field of interest. The participants will also have a chance to get advice related to their own research questions. This School is intended for individuals working in life/biomedical sciences with little or none experience in bioinformatics.
This year, the School will be divided in two parts - first one will be more focused on protein analysis, while the second one will be more oriented towards analysis of nucleic acids. Both parts will have an integrated section about the basic and advanced methods for data analysis and data visualization. There will be an option to apply for only one part or for both parts, depending on the research interests.
The School will welcome 20 – 30 participants (young researchers – master students, PhD students, postdocs; but experienced researchers are also welcome!). No prior computational experience is required.
Early registration: 3 July 2023
Late registration: 7 August 2023
Registration fee payment deadline: 14 August 2023
Early registration: 4 September 2023
Late registration: 2 October 2023
Registration fee payment deadline: 9 October 2023
We designed the School's programme to provide you a more comprehensive understanding of the different computational approaches and tools utilized in the analyses of various omics data. You will get a deeper knowledge by participating in a collaborative project on a topic of your choice. Overall, we want to make this School unique to you in order to give you a nearly individualized experience that will help you learn the most. There will also be plenty of opportunity for you to talk with our mentors about your individual research questions and data.
Our lecturers and mentors of this year’s School are from (currently confirmed):
The programme consists of:
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The Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences – MedILS is a life science institute in Split, Croatia, envisioned as an international center of excellence for molecular biology.
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Please register as soon as possible. Places in the School will be allocated based on „first come, first served“ basis.
Please register via this link.
Registration deadlines and fees:
Attendance will not be confirmed until the registration fee is fully paid.
Registration fee with accommodation at MedILS: EUR 800
Registration fee without accommodation at MedILS: EUR 500
Registration fee with accommodation at MedILS: EUR 830
Registration fee without accommodation at MedILS: EUR 530
* Note: For participants registered before the early registration deadline there might be an opportunity to apply for a fellowship to reduce the registration fees (this is mainly intended for Master students!). If otherwise you have no other means of attending this event please send the motivational letter (max. 1 page) to
Registration fee includes:
Travel expenses are not included in the school participation fee.
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Upon registration we will send you the invoice and confirmation of your registration. As soon as you get the invoice please proceed with the payment. Remember that the final deadline to make the payment for registration fee is one week before the School starts (14 August for Part I or 9 October for Part II). Attendance will not be confirmed until the registration fee is fully paid.
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The Conference fee should be paid by bank transfer directly to Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, using the information provided below:
Account holder: MEDILS, Mestrovicevo setaliste 45 / 21000 Split, CROATIA / VAT no. 91970920228
Bank: HPB – Hrvatska Postanska Banka / Domovinskog rata 49 / 21000 Split, Croatia
IBAN: HR49 2390 0011 1003 3168 1
Cancellation and refund policy
All cancellations should be requested in written form. Please send an e-mail to
„I was really impressed by the Summer school. I loved everything and would not change a thing! Thank You all!„
„It was better than expected! I strengthened my experience with the bioinformatic methodology, which I had used before school, and broadened it with theoretical and practical knowledge.“
„I got more knowledge in the bioinformatics field and understand how some important platforms like R work. I feel more confident after the workshop and I believe it helped me a lot to expand my horizons regarding bioinformatics.“
„Loved everything, keep on with organizing the school! I would definitely recommend it to my colleagues!“
„Lectures were interesting and great, but the best part of the School for me was group training, because it was practical.“
„The project work was the highlight – the collaboration with other attendees who worked on the same project and consultations with the trainers.“
Feedback on trainers:
„The trainers were 110% professional and more than willing to teach us. They made an enormous effort to prepare exceptionally excellent presentations and tutorials. What impressed me was the easiness with which they gave all the lectures, answered the questions, and guided us through the practicals. Of course, the highlights of the school were the project – interesting, innovative, and with the goals made achievable thanks to the trainers and their assistants, who encouraged us to follow our own ideas, make questions and, also, mistakes, from which we also gained precious experience.“
„I am very satisfied with the trainer's feedback, they were fantastic and available for any question in any time.“
„It was great and I was surprised on how much help and information they give us in such a small time.“
Usefulness for current research and future plans:
„Practical experience in protein-protein interactions would enhance my future research in translating proteomic research results into the feasible easy-to-use diagnostic tools.“
„I got some tips for improving my R programming skill and will use learned methods / programs for my research.“
„I will use them for my future work in transcriptomic, metagenomic. I like the lecture about R and more specifically, the project we got hand on linux and data analysis using R. Really usefull and I will use all these information in my future work.“
„I feel more competent about analysing metadata obtained from publicly available databases.“