BioINForming - Pilot

Participants: 6 high school students (5 in-person and 1 online)

Trainers: Katarina Elez and Marco Anteghini


1. Introduction
  • Introduction to bioinformatics
  • Basics of molecular biology
  • Basics of Unix OS
2. Molecular sequence analysis
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Pairwise sequence alignment
  • Sequence database search
  • Multiple sequence alignment
3. Molecular phylogenetics
  • Basics of phylogenetics
  • Phylogenetic tree construction

* Career and Erasmus+ opportunities

4. Protein structure analysis
  • Structure determination
  • Basics of protein structure
  • Protein structure prediction
  • Protein structure visualization, comparison and classification
5. Protein-ligand interactions
  • Basics of intermolecular interactions
  • Protein-ligand docking
  • Virtual screening for drug design



I want to thank the amazing lecturers Marco and Katarina for everything that they have taught me in these 5 days, I will always remember this excellent experience!
Big shoutout to the teachers, Katarina and Marco. They did an amazing job with teaching us about bioinformatics, but also showing us study exchange programs which can apply to any career. They also made a great job with making us feel comfortable during the sessions, with breaks and jokes.


JUSMŠ “Ivan Goran Kovačić” (provided space and necessary equipment), Organization of Montenegrins Studying Abroad (helped to distibute call for applications and preliminary survey), Western Balkans Alumni Association (provided funding) and Superlab d.o.o. (donated flash drives and medical supplies)