To facilitate access to bioinformatics training and introduce some basic principles to life scientists, clinicians and future bioinformaticians, SIB has developed several e-learning modules, which are freely accessible to all:

  • UNIX Fundamentals:
    This tutorial presents the UNIX environment and its most basic commands to users with very little or no UNIX knowledge. The examples are taken from various biological fields and have been carefully chosen to be easily accessible to a wide audience.
  • Phylogenetics of animal viral pathogens, BLAST and multiple sequence alignment (MSA):
    SIB was commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) joint programme to produce two e-learning modules, which are accessible via the dedicated website Viral Zone. These modules can be obtained on physical devices such as CD-ROMs or USB-keys upon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • eBiomics:
    The eBiomics platform, a collaborative European Lifelong Learning Project between SIB and Dutch, Belgian, and French partners, is devoted to self-training in bioinformatics analysis flows. The various interconnected sessions illustrate bioinformatics resources, conceptual flowcharts, protocols, case studies and exercises. It is targeted at post-graduate students and scientists involved in -omics or systems biology projects.