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Old 07-31-2017, 07:59 AM   #1
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Default 2018 Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics, 21 Jan - 3 Feb - Czech Republic

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2nd Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics which is being held once again in beautiful Český Krumlov, Czech Republic from 21 January through 3 February, 2018. More information is below and can be found on our website at

An on-line application form can be found at:

2018 Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

Dates: 21 January - 3 February, 2018

Application Deadline: 15 September, 2017 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: $1800 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 brings together an international collection of faculty members and Workshop participants to study and discuss current ideas and techniques for the analysis of genomic data on the level of populations and closely related species. The Workshop consists of a series of lectures, demonstrations and computer laboratories that cover various aspects of genomics focusing primarily on the analysis of modern sequencing data. 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 modern sequence data, analytical methods, and the use of modern sequence data to study populations of closely related species are encouraged to apply for admission. Lectures and computer laboratories total ~90 hours of scheduled instruction. No programming experience is required.

Topics to be covered include:
- Introductions to UNIX, R, and Python
- Analyzing genomic data in the “cloud”
- 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
- More!

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