Bioinformatics and Genome Analyses course
5 - 17 May, 2014
Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens - Greece
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Menelaos Manoussakis, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens - Greece.
Evdokia Karagouni, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens - Greece.
Evie Melanitou, Institut Pasteur Paris - France.
Fredj Tekaia, Institut Pasteur Paris - France.
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Hotel where all participants will stay: ALEXANDROS HOTEL (8, Tim. Vassou, 11521 Athens, Greece).
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Aim of the course
The genome data amount is increasing exponentially.
FIn this context the main objectives of this Practical Course are to strengthen skills
of PhD students and young researchers in the domain of Bioinformatics and Genome Data Analyses on
the use of advanced fundamental algorithms and their applications in genome studies.
*The course topics will include theoretical and practical aspects in:
- Genomes comparisons,
- Evolutionary analyses (orthologs, paralogs and ancestral genomes inference),
- RNAseq and Next Generation Sequencing
(including algorithms, methods and sequence mapping tools, data analyses and applications).
The course programme will be centred on theoretical presentations followed by practical sessions.
Practical sessions in a Linux environment will involve Unix shell and Perl scripting.
Participants are assumed to be familiar with this environment.
A series of lectures delivered by prominent scientists on recent hot topics in genome (Viruses, Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes)
studies will be included in the programme and future research perspectives will be highlighted.
Twenty (20) full time places are available for the course. Acceptance will be subject to an evaluation process.
Selection criteria include confirmed initial experience in Bioinformatics and Genomics, running projects (submitted abstract) and expressed motivations.
A gender balance will be respected as far as possible and no more than 15% of the same country will be accepted.
Similar course programmes and organizations can be found at this link: http://webext.pasteur.fr/tekaia/BGA_courses.html
Who can attend the course?
The course is aimed at motivated Phd students and young researchers in academic Institutions with background in
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing and/or Biology who are involved in Bioinformatics and Genome Analyses proCjects.
The course is intense and active participation is expected.
Duration: Full time: May 5 to May 17, 2014.
Location: Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece.
Accommodation and Meals are free
How to Apply: application are made through the EMBO course site.
You will need to carefully complete a questionnaire, submit an Abstract related to one of your
current projects and a recent identity Photo.
Application deadline: Friday March 28, 2014 at midnight (European time)
Travel grants: A limited budget for partial or full travel grants is available from the
RIIP (for students comimg from RIIP Institutions) and from EMBO.
The organizers will decide, at the end of the course, who will benefit from these grants.
The decision will strictly depend on the active participation of the students.
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