Bioinformatics program for PhD students

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This 50-hour training program required for all Institut Pasteur PhD students begins with a group of common core courses including a knowledge base in reproduc­ible research, R Programming and Statistics. Each student then chooses a track of additional modules—Bioinformatics or Image Analysis—according to their background and field of research. Students already proficient in R programming and statistics can skip certain modules or the entire track.

Practical information

Institut Pasteur
Several sessions during the Academic year 2019-2020
from November 12, 2019 to March 25, 2020
In English


Doctoral School Module
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The Computational Biology Department has developed this training program dedicated to Institut Pasteur PhD students. Each and every student at the institute must attend at least 50 hours of training; at the minimum he or she will be required to validate the statistical modules (depending on their background, some students may skip them), and possibly choose additional modules according to his or her background and field of research.

This Pasteur Course is composed of the modules listed here below.

Mandatory common core (6h)

This one-day course is required for all PhD students.

R Programming and Statistics

Knowledge of R programming and Statistics is mandatory for all Pasteur PhD students. Students already proficient in any one of these topics can skip any or all modules in this track.


The first four modules of this track are independent whereas the last four modules require completion of “Basic concepts in NGS data analysis”.

Image Analysis

This track serves as a practical introduction to the common tools of BioIm- age Analysis. It is designed for students with no prior knowledge in image analysis.


More information here

More informations


Marie-Agnes Dillies

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics hub

Institut Pasteur

Christophe  Malabat

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics hub

Institut Pasteur

Jean-Yves Tinevez

Image Analysis hub

Institut Pasteur

Vincent Guillemot, honorary director​

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics hub

Institut Pasteur


18 maximum (per module). Some modules have 2 sessions
from 3 hours to 3 days full-time, depending on the module
Members of the Course committee

S. Descorps-Declere (Institut Pasteur),

M.-A. Dillies (Institut Pasteur),

V. Guillemot (Institut Pasteur)

C. Malabat (Institut Pasteur)

S. Malot (Institut Pasteur),

V. Ponticelli (Institut Pasteur),

M. Sala (Institut Pasteur),

J.-Y. Tinevez (Institut Pasteur)

H. Waxin (Institut Pasteur).

More information here about Bioinformatics program for PhD students

Visit the training page of the Institut Pasteur Department of Computational Biology website

Contact the Institut Pasteur Department of Computational Biology about education and training

The Bioinformatics and Statistics program for PhD students was made possible by a grant from the

INCEPTION program:

This course is preferentially open to PhDs and post-docs working at the Institut Pasteur

First year PhD students of the Institut Pasteur will be invited to register during the mandatory common core.

Post-docs have to apply on C3BI web site:

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