Welcome to Viral Genomics & Bioinformatics

The goal of the viral genomics and bioinformatics team is to lead the development of novel sequencing and analytical approaches focused on studying viruses and virus-host interactions. High-throughput sequencing technologies provide ways to look in great detail at virus-host systems, in order to gain a better understanding of viral diseases. These new technologies generate huge amounts of data that require expert knowledge to process and to extract biologically meaningful results.

3rd Annual Training Course on Viral Bioinformatics and Genomics

After the successful training courses in 2015 and 2016, the Viral Genomics & Bioinformatics team at the Centre for Virus Research (CVR) will be repeating the course this year from Monday 7th August to Friday 11th August 2017. The 5-day course will cost £500 including lunches and tea/coffee breaks (NB: participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation). For further details on this year's course click here.

Approximately 15 participants from across the world will be selected for this year's course, more details on our previous courses in 2015 and 2016, including timetables, are available on our blog.

To apply, fill in the application form before the 30th of April 2017. You will be contacted within 2 weeks of the deadline if you have been shortlisted for the course this year.

As applicants from some countries can not access the Google application form, if you would like to apply but can not access the form, please email answers to all the following questions to Richard.Orton@glasgow.ac.uk:

(1) First Name; (2) Surname; (3) Email Address; (4) Affiliation; (5) Write a paragraph justifying how you will benefit from this course (maximum 250 words); (6) Are you familiar with HTS technologies (give an example)?; (7) Have you already generated HTS in your work (provide details)?; and (8) Describe your level of computer skills (e.g., confident with excel macros/ graphical user interface tools/command-line tools/scripting).

The CVR has been designated an OIE Collaborating Centre for Viral Genomics and Bioinformatics at the 82nd OIE General Session.

Contact Us


MRC University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
464 Bearsden Rd
G61 1QH
tel: +44 (0) 141 330 4017
email: cvr@glasgow.ac.uk (general)
sreenu.vattipally@glasgow.ac.uk (web)