Systems Biology Workshop 2019

May, 19 – 24 | St. Petersburg

Systems Biology Workshop 2019 will be held on May 19-24 in a countryside hotel near St. Petersburg, Russia.

We are pleased to announce the sixth Systems Biology Workshop
organized by Bioinformatics Institute, ITMO University and Washington University in St. Louis. The featured topics – Cancer Immunology and Aging Epigenetics.

This practical course in computational and systems biology is focused on the cross-over from bioinformatics to experimental biology, highlighting biology underlying systems level data and corresponding experimental designs for data acquisition and hypothesis testing. We will consider approaches to generation of system level data ranging from gene expression, RNA-, ChIP-, and exome-sequencing up to high-throughput metabolomics and network-based data integration.

The workshop is developed for those who want to learn about computational & systems biology approaches and their applications. People from both academia and industry are invited to apply. Basic knowledge of biology and ability to work with Linux command line is required.

Attendees of the workshop will be selected on a competitive basis.

Previous Workshops 2014|2015|2016|2017|2018

Key dates

February 11

Early bird 10% discount
March 1

Application deadline
March 11

Notification of acceptance
Workshop Format

A five-day workshop will take place at the country hotel near Saint Petersburg, Russia. Each day will consist of lectures and practical modules where students will be able to carry out simplified calculations and discuss the biological implications of their results.


  • Medical&Population Genetics
    GWAS&Exome Sequencing - from basics to phenotypes (BWA, PLINK, GATK, ExAc, gnomAD)

  • RNA-sequencing
    From basics of library preparations to counting gene expression and pathways analysis
    Discovering new biological phenotypes from gene expression data

  • Single-cell RNA-sequencing
    Understanding experimental design, data analysis and interpretation (focus on 10x). Walk-through examples from recently published paper

  • Epigenetic regulation and understanding ChIP-seq data
    Understanding the data and leveraging public resources: RoadMap Epigenomics, BluePrint, ENCODE, motif analysis etc.

  • Basics of Metabolomics
    Introduction into metabolomics, network-based data integration, walk-through examples in immunometabolism
    Registration fees (including accommodation and meals for 5 days):

    Academic 35'000 rubles
    Corporate 60'000 rubles

    All participants are to pay a registration fee. The registration fee covers all the expenses: accommodation, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), coffee breaks, transfer to the venue, and materials.

    • 10% registration fee discount is provided for filing the application before February 11.
    • 30% discount for Bioinformatics Institute students and alumni.
    The working languages of the workshop are Russian and English.

    To apply please visit Systems Biology Workshop page in Russian:
      If you have any questions please contact us at