The course is held in a one-week session, and requires full-time attendance
during this week. Lodgings and meals are organized for students unable
to commute from their places of residence. The locale is the Biozentrum
of the University of
Basel. The Biozentrum can be conveniently reached by public transportation
or by car (see below).
Sessions runs from 9:00 to 18:00 approximately, with a lunch break.
As a general rule, each half-day consist of a theoretical introduction
of 90-120min, while the rest is spent doing practical exercises under
the supervision of the course staff.
The course is free of charge to all academic participants and supported
by the Swiss
Committee for Molecular Biology. We have currently no funding to
give support to the participants, but we might offer partial reimbursement
of travel expenses to students from the swiss Universities or other
swiss academic institutions.
Location, housing and transportation
The course will be held in room 105 and room
103 of the Biozentrum.
Travel information how to reach the Biozentrum can be found here.
The city map link of Biozentrum is available here.
Housing will be arranged at the Hostel of the Kantonspital Basel,
which is located close to the Biozentrum.
The address of the Hostel is:
Mittlere Strasse 39
Phone: 061 265 22 88
Fax: 061 265 22 89
To get to the Hotel from the Basel SBB train station (arrivals from
- Tram Nr. 1 (direction "Badischer Bahnhof ") to the "Bankverein"
stop, then Tram Nr. 3 (direction "Burgfelden Grenze")
to the "Spalentor" stop; OR
- Tram Nr. 1 (direction "Dreirosenbrücke") to the "Schützenhaus"
stop, then Bus Nr. 33 (direction "Badischer Bahnhof")
to the "Bernoullianum" stop;
To get to the Hotel from the train station Badischer Bahnhof (arrivals
from Germany), take Bus Nr. 33 (direction "Wanderstrasse")
to the "Bernoullianum" stop.
The city map link of the Hostel is available here.
- Lorenza Bordoli, Torsten Schwede, Swiss
Institute of Bioinformatics, Basel.
- Olivier Michielin, Laurent Falquet, Vassilios Ioannidis, Swiss
Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne.
- Daniel Haeussinger, Ansgar Philippsen, Sergei Strelkov, Biozentrum,
The number of participants is limited by the number of assistants
and by the number of workstations available in the classroom. Every
effort is made to ensure that the skills acquired during the course
can be used at any academic site.