The 2024 Workshop on Genomics is being held 7-20th of January, 2024 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. This is the 13th time the Workshop of Genomics will be held in the Czech Republic. After two editions of the workshop being held in the spring, the workshop returns to its original winter setting!

Important information:

Find your way around Český Krumlov
  • Český Krumlov town information
  • Map of the 2024 changes in Český Krumlov due to the bridge reparation – Check before arrival to choose the bus stop closest to your accomodation!!
  • Map of the main locations in the schedule (Save to your Google Maps!)
  • Map of some of the main Český Krumlov restaurants (Save to your Google Maps!)
  • Map of some of the main Český Krumlov bars (Save to your Google Maps!)
  • Map of Český Krumlov service points: shops, pharmacy, ATM, hospital (Save to your Google Maps!)
  • Map of the historic City Centre of Český Krumlov
Faculty and genomics
  • As a tradition we have a T-shirt design competition! Best T-shirt design will feature on the Workshop on Genomics 2024 T-shirts! Submit your design by Friday 12th at the latest! (For inspiration, check out previous designs here!)
  • BINGO!
Code of conduct


Week 1 : 7-14 January, 2024

Date Day Time Presenter Topic LOCATION
7th Jan Sunday 18 – 22 Everyone Reception dinner Hotel Zlaty Andel
8th Jan Monday 09 – 12 Josie Paris

Daniel Kintzl

Introduction and Orientation

Town Services

Town Theatre
Monday 14 – 17 Scott Handley Sequencing Technology Town Theatre
Monday 19.30 – 22 Everyone Dreams, Fantasy Dreams, and Genomics Krumlov Mill (map)
9th Jan Tuesday 09 – 12 Workshop Team AMI Introduction and Starting with UNIX House of Prelate
Tuesday 14 – 17 Mercè Montoliu Nerín UNIX (workshop) House of Prelate
Tuesday 19 – 22 Mercè Montoliu Nerín UNIX (workshop) House of Prelate
10th Jan Wednesday 09 – 12 Rayan Chikhi Alignment Town Theatre
Wednesday 14 – 17 Katharina Hoff Genome Annotation: theory and principles Town Theatre
Wednesday 19 – 22 Katharina Hoff Genome Annotation practical House of Prelate
11th Jan Thursday 09 – 12 Camille Marchet & Antoine Limasset Genome Assembly: theory and principles Town Theatre
Thursday 14 – 17 Camille Marchet & Antoine Limasset Genome Assembly practical House of Prelate
Thursday 19 – 22 Petr Daněček Essential File Types in Bioinformatics (practical) House of Prelate
12th Jan Friday 09 – 12 Erik Garrison Variant Calling (Practical) House of Prelate
Friday 14 – 17 Fritz Sedlazeck Structural Variant Calling (Practical) House of Prelate
Friday 19 – 22 Guy Leonard Genomics Adventure House of Prelate
13th Jan Saturday 09 – 12 Chris Wheat Lies, Damn Lies, and Genomics (Part 1, part 2) Town Theatre
Saturday 14 – 17 Erik Garrison Pangenomics (Practical) House of Prelate
Saturday 19 – late! Everyone Town Tour @19.00

Dinner @20.00

Town Square

Krumlov Mill (map)

14th Jan Sunday All Day Everyone Free Day Up to you!

Week 2 : 15-20 January, 2024

Date Day Time WHO Topic FORMAT
15th Jan Monday 09 – 12 Brian Haas Transcriptomics and Single-cell Transcriptomics Town Theatre
Monday 14 – 17 Workshop Team Introduction to R (Practical) (Answers) House of Prelate
Monday 19 – 22 Rachel Steward Analysis of RNASeq Data (Practical) House of Prelate
16th Jan Tuesday 09 – 12 Sonya Dyhrman Genomics in the Ocean (Part 1, part 2) Town Theatre
Tuesday 14 – 17 Oleg Simakov Comparative Genomics Town Theatre
Tuesday 19 – 22 David Barnett Microbiome Analysis (Practical part 1, part 2) House of Prelate
17th Jan Wednesday 09 – 12 Marcela Uliano-Silva The wonders of genome assembly! Town Theatre
Wednesday 14 – 17 Vincenza Colonna Population Genomics House of Prelate
Wednesday 19 – 22 Everyone Open Lab House of Prelate
18th Jan Thursday 09 – 12 Evan Eichler Genome Structural Variation Town Theatre
Thursday 14 – 17 Dag Ahrén Best Practices in Handling Genomic Data (Practical) House of Prelate
Thursday 19 – 22 Rosa Fernández Phylogenomics (Practical) House of Prelate
19th Jan Friday 09 – 12 Rayan Chikhi BIG DATA House of Prelate
Friday 14 – 17 Everyone Round Table Discussions, Tshirts and Certificates House of Prelate
Friday 19:30 – 22 Everyone End of Workshop Party You Decide!
20th Jan Saturday All Day Everyone Departure

The Workshop on Genomics 2024 is organised by:

Josephine Paris, Director, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

Rayan Chikhi, Course Engineer, Institut Pasteur, France

Joan Ferrer Obiol, Faculty Liaison, University of Milan, Italy

Guy Leonard, Lead Developer, University of Oxford, UK

Mercè Montoliu Nerín, Equality, Diversity, and Outreach, Uppsala University, Sweden

Daniel Kintzl, Český Krumlov Coordinator

Scott Handley, Evomics Director, Washington University, US

We also count with a group of talented teacher assistants to help on the organization and preparation of the computer practicals.


Assisted by the Scientific Advisory Board:

Dag Ahrén, Lund University, Sweden

Bill Cresko, University of Oregon, US

Sonya Dyhrman, Columbia University, US

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

Sophie Shaw, All Wales Medical Genomics Service, UK

Alexander Suh, University of Bonn, Germany)

Emiliano Trucchi, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

Chris Wheat, Stockholm University, Sweden


If you did not manage to attend workshop on genomics 2024, stay tunned for January 2025!

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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. While the Workshop on Genomics topics may change from year-to-year, efforts are made to devote time to techniques being used widely in the field (e.g. genomics study design, genome assembly, genome annotation, alignment, variant calling).

Workshop Information

The Workshop registration fee is $1,950. We provide approximately 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.

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