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Courses and workshops

We offers a broad range of courses that encompass topics from genomics to phenomics.

The Graduate Research School in Integrative Biology (IBIO) courses are held at the biology and chemistry departments at Lund University and are generally between one to four days in length. The Life Sciences program courses at the Faculty of Science are included in our course program in addition to several of the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) courses.

The courses vary according to the developments in the field. Examples of potential courses include:

  • Introduction to AI 
  • Proteins and proteomics: protein structure prediction 
  • Digital image analysis for scientific applications 
  • Analyses of environmental DNA (eDNA)
  • Estimating signs of selection in genes and genomes
  • Phylogenetic comparative analysis
  • Human evolutionary genetics and paleogenetics
  • Protein crystallography
  • Single particle cryoEM
  • Protein Factories
  • Live cell imaging

We will cover the course fee for enrolled students on several relevant external courses, such as the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) courses, subject to request and availability. Contact us directly with enquiries about the potential for the research school to cover the fees for these courses (bengt [dot] hansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se).

Courses confirmed for Spring 2024

Introduction to R course 

2-8 May 2024, Department of Biology, Lund University (1.5 ECTS) 
Led by Johan Lindström and Linda Hartman

This course will cover the basics of R with a focus on basic functions, different data structures, import and export of data between R and other programs, data visualisation, functions to summarise and manipulate data, Rstudio – an integrated development environment (IDE), as well as basic statistics functions in R. You find more information and register at ClimBEco's website (external website). Deadline for registration 22 April.

Molecular Phylogenetics course

13-16 May 2024, Department of Biology, Lund University (1.5 ECTS)
Led by by Jadranka Rota and Niklas Wahlberg

This course will introduce the fundamental principles of building phylogenies using molecular data as well as the latest techniques and programs in this field. The course will cover the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference from molecular data and introduce some of the most used methods and computer programs. The emphasis will be on model-based methods using maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference, with a focus on DNA sequences as data. The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations of computer programs, and independent projects on fully analysing an example dataset (either your own or given by the lecturer). The deadline for registration is 3 May.

All our courses are free of charge for students enrolled in the Graduate Research School of Integrative Biology and are eligible for university credits. Further course information will soon be found in our learning management system Canvas. Register through this web form, no later than 3 May.

Upcoming National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) courses

These courses may also be of interest.

Neural Nets and Deep Learning

20-24 May, the deadline to apply is 10 April. You find more information and the application and the on SciLifeLab's website.

Snakemake bring-your-own-code (BYOC) workshop

27-29 May, the deadline to apply is 14 April. On National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS)'s web page you find more information and how to apply.

RaukR, Advanced R for Bioinformatics workshop

10-20 June, the deadline to apply is 14 April. The application and more information is on SciLifeLab's website.


Bengt Hansson

Telephone: +46 46 222 49 96
E-mail: Bengt [dot] Hansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (Bengt[dot]Hansson[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)