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[Parasitology] Course Population Genetics using R, October 5-9, Barcelona, Spain

soledad.esteban via parasite%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from icp.cat)
Wed Apr 1 07:48:43 EST 2015

Dear colleague,
Registration is open for the workshop "Exploratory Methods for Population Genetics Using R", October 5-9, 2015. Instructors: Dr . Emmanuel Paradis[ (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France) and Dr. Thibaut Jombart(Imperial College London, UK).
PLACE:  Facilities of the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologic, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). 
COURSE WEBPAGE: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/stats/applied-r-for-bio/
This  course is for post-graduate students and researchers who want to acquire knowledge on the analysis of population genetic data using R. The topics covered will include basic concepts in population genetics (descriptive statistics, allele frequencies, graphical exploration of data, linkage disequilibrium), the classical analysis of temporal and spatial structure (Fst and its variants -Gst, D, ...-, AMOVA, haplotype networks, mismatch distribution), and some advanced topics such as multivariate analyses and the coalescent. How to handle and manipulate variant calling format (VCF) files, which are becoming the standard for storing large-scale population genetic data from NGS technologies, will also be covered.

The objectives of the course are: (i) to learn the theoretical and practical bases of population genetics, (ii) to know how to choose a strategy of population genetic analysis, (iii) to be able to handle the appropriate tools for analysis of population genetic data, from the simplest to the most advanced ones.
This  course  is co-organized by Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de  Paleontologia M. Crusafont and the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologic. Places are limited and will be covered by strict registration order. 
Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate.
With best regards

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.
soledad.esteban from icp.cat

Researcher at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

Edifici Z -ICTA-ICP-  C/ de les Columnes s/n.
Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès. Spain

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