Our consortium will deliver 28 workshops throughout Latin America. These bioinformatics workshops focus on enabling molecular life scientists in Latin America to access, visualise, analyse, annotate and interpret biomolecular data, and will support them to place their own research data in the public domain. They are modelled on EMBL-EBI off-site courses and tailored to the research interests of our hosts. Travel costs will be subsidised for hard-to-reach groups of scientists. 

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Upcoming CABANA workshops

CABANA Symposium: Bioinformatics and Biodiversity - Unlocking new tools for biodiversity research

Vale Institute of Technology (ITV), Belem, Brazil

2nd September 2019

This 3-day symposium will cover a broad range of topics in DNA barcoding and metabarcoding bioinformatics for biodiversity studies.

CABANA Train the Trainer Workshop in Lima, Peru

International Potato Center (CIP), La Molina, Peru

14th October 2019

This course will provide new trainers with knowledge, skills, guidance and tips for developing and delivering training. Participants will explore a range of methods to enable and encourage learning, examine the requirements for a successful course and acquire appropriate feedback.

CABANA Workshop: Chemoinformatics in Drug Discovery

LANGEBIO, Cinvestav, Irapuato, Mexico

15th October 2019

The aim of this workshop is to introduce researchers to the field of Chemoinformatics, especially in the areas of Structure-Based Drug Design (SBDD) and Ligand-Based Drug Design (LBDD).

CABANA Workshop: Advanced RNAseq and Network Analysis in Genomics

Instituto de Biología Agrícola de Mendoza / Institute of Agricultural biology (IBAM), Mendoza, Argentina

6th November 2019

This course will provide training on RNAseq data production and interpretation.

CABANA Workshop: Introduction to Metagenomics

Faculty of Natural Sciences - University of Buenos Aires (FCEN-UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina

2nd December 2019

In this course participants will learn the basics of metagenomics, covering experimental design and workflows, moving through to microbiome analysis via shotgun metagenomics.

CABANA Workshop: Analysis of Crop Genomics Data

Universidad de los Andes - UniAndes, Bogota, Colombia

2nd December 2019

This course will introduce crop biologists to methods and approaches for analysing crop genomics data.

CABANA: Understanding Biodiversity Through Bioinformatics Based Approaches

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge, United Kingdom

17th February 2020

This course covers aspects of biodiversity and how bioinformatics plays a role in our understanding of the natural world.

Other workshops in Latin America

If you are organising a bioinformatics-related course or workshop in Latin America and would like us to advertise it here, please complete this form. A member of the CABANA coordination team will then advertise your workshop here. This is a moderated process and we might contact you with additional questions.

III Cycle of Conferences in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 2019


These Conferences on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology aim to create a friendly environment for discussion, dissemination and learning in topics related to Next Generation Sequencing and its diverse applications in Genomics, Biodiversity, Public Health, Agronomy, Data Science and Machine Learning...

Registration to attend the presentations via Youtube Live is free.

Working with Protozoan Parasite Database Resources

Montevideo, Uruguay

This course aims to provide biomedical researchers and scientists working on protozoan parasites with hands-on experience in genomic-scale data analysis, including genome browsers and comparison tools, primary data analysis, methods for data integration and resources for sophisticated data mining...

Applicants should be research scientists or clinicians/clinical scientists/healthcare professionals based Latin America and the Caribbean working with protozoan parasitic organisms. Places are limited and will be awarded on merit. Please complete the online application form:…

The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science School, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica

This school provides early career researchers (at MSc-level to 3 years after their PhD) from the Latin American Region with tfoundational data science skills to enable them to analyse their data in an efficient and effective manner...

Online application: