Dear all,

we still have a few places left for our course "GENOME-WIDE SIGNATURES OF 
SELECTION AND ASSOCIATION STUDIES", that will take place in the beautiful 
botanical museum in Berlin from the 22nd to the 26th of October 2018.


Dr. Pablo Orozco-terWengel (Cardiff University, Wales (UK)):


Dr. Filippo Biscarini (CNR, ITA):



This course will introduce students, researchers and professionals into the 
field of using genomics data to identify meaningful genomic regions. The 
course comprises two approaches: one based only on genomic information, 
which will use populations genetics techniques to detect signatures of 
selection (both natural and artificial); the other approach will combine 
genomic and phenotypic data to identify genetic associations for specific 
phenotypes (i.e. GWAS, genome-wide association studies).



The course is structured in modules over five days. Each day will include 
an introductory lecture with class discussion of key concepts. The 
remainder of each day will consist of practical hands-on sessions. These 
sessions will involve a combination of both mirroring exercises with the 
instructor to demonstrate a skill as well as applying these skills on your 
own to complete individual exercises. After and during each exercise, 
interpretation of results will be discussed as a group.



The course is aimed at advanced students, researchers and professionals 
interested in learning how to make use of genomic information to study how 
selection has shaped the genome and how the genome influences measurable 
phenotypes. It will include information useful for both beginners and more 
advanced users. We will start by introducing general concepts of population 
genetics, which will take up most of the first half of the course; the 
second half of the course will be centered mainly on GWAS and related 

Attendees should have a background in biology, specifically genetics. There 
will be a mix of lectures and hands-on practical exercises using R and the 
Linux command line, and bespoke software. Some basic understanding of R 
programming and the Linux environment will be advantageous. Attendees 
should have also some familiarity with genomic data such as those arising 
from NGS experiments, including genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS), and 
commercial genotyping platforms.


Please visit our website to have more information about the course content:


Here is the full list of our courses and Workshops:



If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Best regards,



Carlo Pecoraro, Ph.D

Physalia-courses DIRECTOR

Twitter: @physacourses

mobile: +49 15771084054!forum/physalia-courses

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