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Old 09-04-2015, 04:41 AM   #1
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Default 2016 Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics, Czech Republic

We are pleased to announce the first Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics, a new concept within the workshop series that also includes the popular Workshop on Molecular Evolution and Workshop on Genomics, being held in the UNESCO World Heritage town Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. This workshop will be taking place between 24 January and 5 February, 2016. More information is below or can be found on our website at

An on-line application form can be found at:

Dates: 24 January-5 February, 2016

Application Deadline: 15 October, 2015 is the preferred application deadline, after which time people will be admitted to the course following application review by the admissions committee. However, later applications will certainly be considered for admittance or for placement on a waiting list.

Registration Fee: $1,500 USD. Fee includes opening reception and access to all course material, but does not include other meals or housing. Special discounted pricing has been arranged for hotels, pensions and hostels. Information regarding housing and travel will be made to applicants following acceptance.


Useful Links:
Direct Link to the Full Workshop Schedule:
General Workshop information:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Workshop and Český Krumlov can be found here:

Workshop Overview:
The Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics consists of a series of lectures, demonstrations and computer laboratories that cover various aspects of genomic analyses with a focus on the use of next generation sequencing data at the level of populations and closely related species. Faculty are chosen exclusively for their effectiveness in teaching theory and practice. The course is designed for established investigators, postdoctoral scholars, and advanced graduate students. Scientists with strong interests in the uses of genome-scale sequencing data and the application of modern analysis tools to study population dynamics and interactions are encouraged to apply. Lectures and computer laboratories total ~90 hours of scheduled instruction. No prior programming experience is required.

This independent workshop is also very suitable to be used as a complement to the Workshop on Genomics, which will take place just before the Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics, at the same location.

Topics to be covered include:
- Introductions to UNIX, R, and Python
- Analyzing genomic data in the “cloud” using Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Genomics data handling and file formats
- RAD (Restriction site Associated DNA) data analysis
- Analysis of low-coverage resequencing data
- Variant detection
- Likelihood and Bayesian inference
- Coalescent analyses of population structure and demography
- Analysis of adaptation and natural selection
- Selective sweep analyses
- Detection of introgression and admixture

Co-directors: Walter Salzburger, Michael Matschiner, Jan Stefka, and Scott Handley

For more information and online application see the Workshop web site -
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