Upcoming workshop

DEANN workshop in multiomic data integration and technology transfer

When? November, 13th – 17th, 2017.
Where? Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genómica (INMEGEN), Mexico D.F.

The DEANN project is a Next Generation Sequencing network formation initiative between european and american bioinformatics research labs with the primary goal of developing a sharing scientific knowhow in the field of NGS data analysis.

This DEANN 5-day workshop is jointly organized by INMEGEN (Mexico D.F.) and Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (Valencia, Spain). The workshop has two sections:
Multiomics data analysis workshop. The first four days will be devoted to the topic of integration of multi-omic data and will include twelve contributed talks from both members and non-members of DEANN network as well as theoretical lectures and practical sessions of different aspects of integrative analysis. See teaching program below.
Technology transfer in Bioinformatics. On Friday, a special session on technology transfer will be offered with contributors from Technology transfer Offices in Latin America and Europe, as well with the participation of Biotech spin-off companies in the bioinformatics field.

The workshop is restricted to a maximum of 30 participants. The official language of the workshop will be English.

Tentative schedule for the workshop:

Call for contributed talks

If you work on multi-omic data integration and wish to present your research in this workshop, you must send your abstract to deann.workshop@cipf.es . The abstract should be 2 pages maximum.

Deadline: October 20th, 2017
Notification: October 25th, 2017

Workshop on Multi-omic Data Integration

This workshop aims to teach the students how to perform an integrative analysis of different omic data types in order to model the regulation of gene expression. All the lectures will be complemented with hands-on sessions. R programming language will be used.

Where and when?

Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genómica (INMEGEN)
Periférico Sur No. 4809, Col. Arenal Tepepan, Delegación Tlalpan.
México, D.F. C.P. 14610

13th – 16th of November, 2017

Who is the target audience?

This part of the workshop is targeted to students and researchers with experience in bioinformatics analysis and R programming language that wish to learn more about the integration of different omic data types.


  • R programming skills.
  • Experience in analysis of omic data.

The students must bring their own computers. The organizers will provide information about the software or R libraries to be installed before the course, as well as the files or data needed for the course.

Program of the course

  • Day 1: Introduction to multi-omic analysis
    • Omics applications pros and cons.
    • Multi-omics and systems biology.
    • Mathematical modeling of omics data and applications.
    • RcppHMM practical session.
  • Day 2: Introduction to NGS analysis
    • Brief description of NGS techniques: RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, miRNA-seq, DNAse-seq…
    • Normalization of NGS count data: Quality control on quantification data. Biases or technical artifacts. Normalization strategies. Detection and correction of batch effects or other unwanted effects from unknown source.
    • Differential expression methods.
    • Functional Enrichment strategies.
  • Day 3: Multi-omics visualization
    • Paintomics. Visualizing different omic data types on KEGG pathways.
  • Day 4: Integration methods
    • Overview of integrative approaches.
    • Matching omics. Methods for linking  transcription factor binding sites,  miRNA targets, Enhancers and genomic regions to target genes.
    • Generalized Linear Models to investigate the multilayer regulation of gene expression.
    • Multivariate approaches for omics integration.  mixOmics package.


  • Ana Conesa (Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, Spain)
  • Sonia Tarazona (Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, Spain)
  • Claudia Rangel (INMEGEN, Mexico)

Workshop on Technology Transfer in Bioinformatics

Where and when?

Periférico Sur No. 4809, Col. Arenal Tepepan, Delegación Tlalpan. México, D.F. C.P. 14610
17th of November, 2017  

Who is the target audience?

This part of the workshop is targeted to students and researchers that wish to improve their skills in business development and technology transfer and learn about success stories.

Program of the course

  • Funding opportunities for extending joint international research activities.
  • Introduction to technology transfer: fundamentals and tools.
  • Market insights and business models for NGS applications and software.
  • Business cases from the DEANN network.
  • Innovation and knowledge management.
  • Measuring technology transfer with maturity level approach.


  • Óscar Sánchez (Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, Spain)
  • Hernán Dopazo (CONICET, Argentina)
  • Ana Conesa (BioBam Bioinformatics S.L)
  • Claudia Rangel (INMEGEN, Mexico)


Participation in the workshop will be done on a first-come-first-save basis. Please note that no previous training in R programming will be provided, hence participants are expected to be skilled in this programming language. To secure your participation in the conference, register and make your payment before 3th of November, 2017.

To register, send an email to deann.workshop@cipf.es with subject “DEANN Multiomics Workshop Registration” with the following information:

  • CV
  • Enrollment form, which can downloaded from here.


  • “Omics Integration” +  “Technology Transfer” workshops
    • Students: 100 €
    • Rest: 200 €
  • Only “Technology Transfer” workshop
    • Students: 25 €
    • Rest: 50 €

Students condition must be accredited once acceptance to the workshop is notified. The fees include meals and coffees.

Deadline: 31st of October, 2017


Once you registration has been confirmed, make your payment by bank transfer to the bank account below (transfers from outside Spain will need SWIFT or IBAN codes). Confirmation of your payment has to be sent to afayos@cipf.es with the following information

  • E-mail subject must be “Person’s name + DEANN Multiomics Workshop Registration”.
  • Attach the transference confirmation.
  • Attach the accreditation for student’s condition, if applicable.
  • If you need an invoice, you must include in the e-mail the information for invoicing: Name or Institution, Address, and VAT/CIF registration number.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies, let us know.

Deadline: 3th of November, 2017


Bank Name: BANKIA
Account Holder: Fundacion de la Comunidad Valenciana Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe.
Bank Address: C/Doctor Moliner, 2. 46010-VALENCIA
Account: 6000204038
IBAN Code: ES14 2038 9938 4160 0020 4038


Ana Fayos
E-mail: afayos@cipf.es
Telephone: +34 96 328 96 80
Ext: 3019#