Programming for Evolutionary Biology Course – Leipzig 2012

This year I will teach in a two-week Introductory course to Programming and Bioinformatics, aimed at PhD students and Post-Docs working in Evolutionary Biology. This is a course designed for researchers that have little or no experience with programming, and it will teach them the basics of Bash, Perl, R Programming along with popular tools used in Evolutionary Biology.

The deadline for application is January 31st 2012, and the course will be held in Leipzig (Germany) in the last two weeks of March 2012. Please check the home page of the course for details on how to apply:

We tried to keep the cost of the course as low as possible, and thanks to a contribution from the Volkswagen foundation we have been able to keep it at only 300 euros for person. Plus, we have some fellowships available.

Here it is the programme, that you can also find in the home page of the course:

  • Introduction to Linux (Giovanni Marco Dall’Olio, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Introduction to R (Katja Nowick, University Leipzig, Germany)
  • Analysis of next generation sequencing data (Tomas Marques-Bonet, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Analysis of structural variants (Tomas Marques-Bonet, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Analysis of expression data (Katja Nowick, University Leipzig, Germany)
  • Promoter evolution (Annalisa Marsico, Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany)
  • Statistics & Inference (Stuart Baird, University Porto, Portugal)
  • Introduction to Perl (Sofia Robb, University of California Riverside, USA)
  • Phylogenomics (Rui Faria, University Porto, Portugal)
  • Ensembl API (Bert Overduin, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK)
  • Introduction to databases (Jan Aerts, Leuven University, Belgium)
  • Visualization of scientific data (Jan Aerts, Leuven University, Belgium)

Invited speakers:

  • Evolution of behavior (Sarah London, University of Chicago, USA)
  • Evolutionary ecology (Claudia Acquisti, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster, Germany)
  • Phylogenomics (Rasmus Nielsen, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

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