The 2023 Workshop on Genomics is being held 14-27th of May, 2023 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. This is the 12th time the Workshop of Genomics will be held in the Czech Republic, and the second time it will be organized in spring time. We are currently developing our programme for 2023 – please continue to check this page for updates! 

Our philosophy is to train participants in the most relevant topics in genomics, in a vibrant, immersive and inclusive environment.

The Workshop on Genomics was developed in response to the increasing demand for training on how to effectively analyse and manage data generated by modern sequencing technologies. The Workshop curriculum includes extensive coverage of fundamental techniques required of all studies utilising modern sequencing data. The first half of the Workshop focuses on management and modification of modern sequence data files using Unix, best practices for sequence data generation, management and analysis and how to use R to analyse biological data. The second-half of the Workshop is devoted to specific sub-disciplines within genomics. While these topics may change from year-to-year, efforts are made to devote significant amounts of time to techniques being used widely in the field (e.g. genome assembly, genome annotation, transcriptomics, metagenomics, population genomics).

The Workshop on Genomics 2023 is organised by:

Director Josephine Paris, University of L’Aquila, Italy

Co-Director (Course Engineer) Rayan Chikhi, Institut Pasteur, France

Co-Director (Faculty Liaison) Joan Ferrer Obiol, University of Milan, Italy

Lead Developer Guy Leonard, University of Oxford, UK

Head Teaching Assistant Mercè Montoliu Nerín – Uppsala University, Sweden

Český Krumlov Coordinator Daniel Kinzl

Coordinator Scott Handley, Washington University, US


Assisted by the Scientific Advisory Board:

Sonya Dyhrman, Columbia University, US

Sophie Shaw, All Wales Medical Genomics Service, UK

Rosa Fernández, Institute of Evolutionary Biology CSIC-UPF, Spain

Chris Wheat, Stockholm University, Sweden

Bill Cresko, University of Oregon, US

Alexander Suh, University of East Anglia, UK and Uppsala University, Sweden (Soon University of Bonn, Germany)  

Workshop Information

The Workshop registration fee is $1,950. We provide 90 hours of teaching during the two week workshop. Our price is therefore approximately $22 an hour. Note that this amount does not cover travel, lodging or boarding. We will soon be adding a page dedicated to training bursaries available from other scientific societies and programmes. Watch this space! 

Many important details regarding fees and other information can be read on our FAQ page. 

Equal Opportunities Funding 

A bursary system will be introduced this year:

The equal opportunity funding selection process will take place separately from the primary application process. More details to follow soon!


14th – 27th of May, 2023

A full schedule will be soon updated below. In the meantime, you can take a look at previous editions of the Workshop on Genomics, as the main structure will be maintained.

Week 1 : 14-21 May, 2023

Date Day Time Presenter Topic Location

Week 2 : 22-27 May, 2023

Date Day Time Presenter Topic Location