Invited teaching at International Advanced Schools/Workshops/symposia focused on next generation sequencing / population genomics:
- Population Genomics, November 22 -24, Helsinki, Finland. 2011. University of Helsinki, Department of Biology.
- Next Generation Sequencing Symposium, November 3-6, Cologne, Germany. 2010. Sponsored by the Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research.
- Integrating population genetics and conservation biology. May 23 to 26, Trondheim, Norway. 2009. Sponsored by ESF ConGen Program. Scientific Committee: Kuke Bijlsma, Volker Loeschcke, Juha Merilä, Isabelle Olivieri, Ettore Randi.
- Next generation sequencing: potentials and problems, April 28, Lund, Sweden. 2010. Organized by: GENECO Research School and Center of Genomic Ecology, Lund University.
- Next-Generation Sequencing: New Chances and Challenges for Evolutionary Genetics, March 10 - 12, Munich, Germany. 2010. Funded by DFG. Scientific Organizer: Wolfgang Stephan.
- Genomics for ecologists - fundamentals and practicalities. January 20-22, Uppsala, Sweden. 2010. Funded by Uppsala University's Evolutionary Biology Centre graduate school program "Genomes and Phenotypes". Organizers: Ted Morrow, Dept. Animal Ecology, Uppsala University.
- Genetics and Genomics of Speciation. January 10-13, Sheffield, Great Britain. 2010. Funded by the EU Marie Curie Initial Training programme. Organizers: Roger Butlin, Rhonda Snook, Claudius Kerth and Allan Debelle.
- Collaborative Research Seminar for 454 Center, December 7, Konstanz, Germany. 2009. Organized by University of Konstanz.
- Ecological Genomics Summer School. October 19-24, Bertinoro, Italy. 2009. Sponsored by ESF ConGen and co-sponsored by ThermAdapt Summer School. Organizers: Ettore Randi and Cino Pertoldi
- Evolutionary Genetics: the impact of next generation sequencing technologies. April 2-4, Wittenberg, Germany. 2009. Organized by Diethard Tautz and Wolfgang Stephan.
Genomics for ecologists - fundamentals and practicalities January 20-22, Uppsala, Sweden. 2010
Funded by Uppsala University's Evolutionary Biology Centre graduate school program "Genomes and Phenotypes".
Organizers: Ted Morrow, Dept. Animal Ecology, Uppsala University
The course is aimed at PhD students and postdocs with a background in ecology but who are considering or planning to conduct ecological research with genomic techniques (i.e. you may be an ecologist that has an interest in genomics but perhaps does not have a
strong background in molecular biology). The course will begin with a series of lectures covering some of the basic molecular biology that will be required for understanding the genomic tools covered later. This will be followed by an explanation the methods
themselves - how the techniques work and some of the statistical issues - with lectures given by staff at the 4 genomic platforms here in Uppsala (Uppsala Array Platform, Uppsala Genome Center, Uppsala SNP Platform and the Proteomic Resource Centre). The last day will be devoted to a series of case studies where junior researchers that currently use these methods will describe their research projects with an emphasis on the practical, statistical and technical issues they came up against.
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Genetics and Genomics of Speciation January 10-13, Sheffield, Great Britain. 2010
Funded by the EU Marie Curie Initial Training programme.
Organizers:Roger Butlin, Rhonda Snook, Claudius Kerth and Allan Debelle
With current large scale SNP genotyping and next generation sequencing technologies huge amounts of genetic variation can be scored accross the genome of non-model organisms. This offers new opportunities for powerful tests of evolutionary models and to find the genetic basis of population divergence, ecological adaptation and the origin of species. This workshop will mainly focus on the detection of genomic regions under selection and restricted gene flow between diverging populations using data of genomic variation. The invited speakers are some of the leading scientists in this field. Official announcement here.
Ecological Genomics Summer School October 19-24, Bertinoro, Italy. 2009
Sponsored by ESF ConGen and co-sponsored by ThermAdapt Summer School
Organizers: Ettore Randi and Cino Pertoldi
The Summer School is dedicated to design the role of next-generation sequencing and other genomic technologies as applied in the field of population and conservation genetics. Particular emphasis will be given to the study of functional genes and adaptation in natural non-model organisms. Aim of the School will be to show how the new perspectives offered by genomics could be applied to solve theoreticaland practical ecological and conservation genetics problems.
Integrating population genetics and conservation biology May 23 to 26, Trondheim, Norway. 2009
Sponsored by ESF ConGen
Scientific Committee: Kuke Bijlsma, Volker Loeschcke, Juha Merilä, Isabelle Olivieri, Ettore Randi,
The conference integrates theoretical, experimental and applied approaches to conservation genetics, and presents up-to-date knowledge in population genetics, conservation and evolutionary biology, and genomics, by leading researchers in these fields.