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EMBO Practical Course

Population genomics: background and tools

22 – 30 March 2022 | Virtual

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 January 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 January 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 18 February 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 28 February 2022

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About the Practical Course

Study methods in population genomics have been profoundly reshaped in the last few years, fostered by the rapid growth of DNA sequence production and sharing. This unprecedented opportunity has led to major steps forward in the field and calls for new approaches and computational skills to have become routine in evolutionary genomics laboratories.

Participants will learn fundamental concepts and advanced approaches to reconstruct the demographic history of populations and infer natural selection, using both classic and machine learning-based techniques. Participants will also learn the essential and advanced programming skills required to run the analyses related to the concept presented, with a special focus on machine learning. Keynote lectures focused on major achievements and future perspectives of population genomics will complement the training. Lectures and practicals are delivered by experienced outstanding and inspiring speakers. We expect participants to become fully confident in running analyses on their own after attending the course.

This course aims at evolutionary biologists who already have basic bioinformatics skills. Good knowledge of R is a pre-requisite and knowledge of Python is a plus. Ph.D. students and Postdoc researchers will benefit the most out of this course, but applications from all candidates will be evaluated in their context.

 

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Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 January 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 January 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 18 February 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 28 February 2022

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  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS EUR 250
  • ACADEMIC EUR 250
  • INDUSTRY EUR 500

It is essential that students remain connected for the whole length of the course, partial attendance will not be considered.

Registration includes access to:

  • all lectures and practical sessions
  • online group discussions
  • poster sessions
  • research clinics
  • all course materials

Payment

Successful participants will be sent payment details by email.

Selection criteria

Selection of participants will be based on:

- Solid background in evolutionary genetics, since the course is advanced.
- Good knowledge of Linux operating system and basic shell commands. This will be a mandatory prerequisite.
- Lack of previous knowledge on the population genomics tools presented in the course.
- Stage of the research project: priority will be given to participants with data already available and ready to be analyzed (Participants data will not be analyzed during the course).
- Impact of the course for the participant and his/her research group.
- Submission of an Abstract

Fulfillment of these conditions by participants will be assessed through the registration form.

Ph.D. students and Post-Docs will be favored, and applications from other researchers will be considered in their context. Applications from the same group will be discouraged.

Applications without an abstract will not be considered.

Abstract guidelines

Abstract guidelines: max 200 words.
Abstracts can be submitted in the registration system after registration.
Abstracts should describe participants’ research projects to be presented with a poster and a 2 min video.

Poster specifications

PDF format, vertical, maximum dimensions 70 cm width x 100 cm height (max 10 MB) and in JPEG 700x1000 pixels, 300 dpi.

The selected participants will be asked to submit a short video of max 2 minutes (16:9 horizontal) as mp4, mov, flv, avi or wmw file.

Registration Fee Waivers

A limited number registration fee waivers are available for participants offered as reimbursement after the meeting has taken place. The EMBO registration fee waivers (a maximum of €100) will be allocated on the basis of the quality of the abstract submitted.

Applicants do not need to apply separately for these but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered.

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. Priority is given to participants from low-income economies and of any nationality working in laboratories in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey, as well as from EMBC Associate Member States Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. More information is available on the EMBO Travel Grants' page.

GRANT FUNDED BY AGI
One grant of 250 EUR covering the registration fee of one student/post-doc who is a AGI member or work in a lab in which the PI is a AGI member will be awarded by the Associazione Genetica Italiana (AGI).

GRANT FUNDED BY SIBE
One grant of 250 EUR covering the registration fee of one student/post-doc who is a SIBE member or work in a lab in which the PI is a SIBE member will be awarded by the Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology (SIBE).

GRANT FUNDED BY SIGA
One grant of 250 EUR covering the registration fee of one student/post-doc who is SIGA member or work in a lab in which the PI is a SIGA member will be awarded by the Italian Society of Agrarian Genetics (SIGA).

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.

For more info, please contact embo.popgen@gmail.com .

IT Support

Giacinto Donvito (INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Bari)

 

Contact

For administrative and scientific issues, please contact

Vincenza Colonna
embo.popgen@gmail.com

 

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