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Ecological genomics is a quite new scientific discipline, which studies ecological complexity, nutrient cycles, life-history patterns and responses of organisms to environmental stress at the genomic level. Analysis of environmental genomes will improve our understanding of ecosystem functions and biodiversity and may help to define and measure environmental quality. In addition, we assess the role of genetic drift and selection on patterns of genome evolution.
This course is intended for those just embarking on genomics within an ecological setting and teaches the fundamentals of the discipline, while concentrating on ecological questions. The course will focus on four topics, each of which is treated by introductory lectures, assignments, case studies and student presentations.
We have speakers on microbes, fungi, plant and animals, but the concepts taught are universal and many will be applicable to your own species of interest
The four topics are:
During a poster session we will link the course topic to your own PhD topic, so bring your research poster to the course.
introductory lectures, case studies, poster presentations, computer practicals
The mornings will consist of lectures. Wednesday and Friday afternoon will both begin with lectures, followed by computer practicals; Thursday afternoon will be spend on the computer practical entirely. To make optimal use of the speakers, lecturers and course organisers, the schedule includes a program on Wednesday (poster and mixing session) and Thursday (Comparative Genomics session). This means lunch and dinner hours vary. Friday will end with closing comments, including time for the evaluation of the course.
The programme will be updated as the guest lectures are confirmed.
|Intended credits||1.0 ECTS|
|Group size||minimum 15 - maximum 30|
|Course frequency||Once every three years|
The course fee include coffee, tea and lunches for all three days, and dinner for Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. It does not include accommodation (see for accommodation options below).
|Course coordinator||Detmer Sipkema (email@example.com)|
|Registration URL||Register now|
|Registration deadline||Early bird: 29 August 2018|
Regular: 17 September 2018
Up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, cancellation is free of charge
Up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of €160 will be charged
After this date you will be charged the full fee of € 400, unless:
You can find someone to replace you in the course and supply the course coordinator with the name and contact information of your replacement. In this case you will only be charged a € 50,- cancellation fee.
|Accommodation||Accommodation is not included in the fee of the course, but there are several possibilities in Wageningen. For information on B&B's and hotels in Wageningen please visit proefwageningen.nl. Another option is Short Stay Wageningen. Furthermore Airbnb offers several rooms in the area.|
With regard to logistics: Peter Vermeulen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
With regard to contents: Detmer Sipkema (course coordinator, email@example.com)