Biological Data Science Summer School

Uzhhorod, Ukraine

July 2 - 14, 2023

About the School 

The two-week Biological Data Science Summer School in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, 2-14 July 2023, teaches basic and advanced methods of bioinformatics and computational data analysis of modern molecular data types in biology and biomedicine (genomics, multi-omics). It comprises lectures covering underlying theory and concepts, and practical hands-on exercises. 

The lecture topics include underlying biology, modern biotechnologies for quantitative measurements, statistical analysis, visualization, and computational toolsets. The hands-on exercises will be looking at real datasets from recent international research projects, and using the R / Bioconductor and/or Python environments. 

At the end of the course, you should be able to design, implement and interpret data analysis workflows on (multi-)omic data, select and adapt available tools and packages, and make informed and scientifically sound choices about analysis strategies. 

You can find out more about our international faculty team here.


Our program is aimed at young researchers with background in the fields of biology, mathematics, or computer science interested in gaining and improving their skills in bioinformatics and biological data analysis.

We accept students enrolled in Bachelor's or Master's programs who are citizens or residents of Ukraine. In exceptional cases, we will consider applications from PhD students enrolled in a university in Ukraine. 

If you have not written any computer software before, but are keen to learn the required coding skills for (biological) data science, this school may still be for you. We aim to be able to provide a limited number of places for such participants. Selected participants will be provided with links to courses and tutorials that will help them prepare for the course.

Participation in the course is free of charge - BDS^3 will provide room and board and help cover travel costs to/from Uzhhorod.

Please fill in the form where we ask you to describe your current academic education level, scientific interests, computational skills and motivation to participate in the BDS^3 School. We also ask you to upload your CV (resume). For those of you who already code in any language, we ask you to provide a recent example of your code via a GitHub repository. If you do not have a GitHub account, in the form we provide instructions on how to create one.

We accept applications up to and including May 20, 2023.

We will notify all the applicants by email to let them know whether they have been selected to attend the School as soon as the evaluation process is complete (after May 20).

We do not discriminate, in the admission process or otherwise, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other potentially discriminatory factors or circumstances.

The admission call to the BDS^3 2023 is now closed. The Admission Committee has sent the results of the admission to BDS^3 2023. Each applicant should have received an email with the decision of the Admission Committee. If you had applied to the BDS^3 2023 but did not get an email, please contact us at our official email after checking your spam folder. The Admission Committee cannot comment on specific decisions or give feedback on specific applications.

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