Training in Bioinformatics applied to the Musa genome

Bioinformatics training course applied to the Musa genome

Montpellier, France - 18-22 November 2013


Applications are now open for the November 2013 Musa bioinformatics course.

The aim of this course is to familiarise participants with the main databases and tools that have been developed to study the musa genome and to provide hands-on training with the leaders and developers of the tools which enhanced the Musa genome sequencing project.


The four day training will introduce the following topics:

  • Musa genome and related databases and tools
  • Comparative genomics
  • Gene and repeat element annotation
  • Workflow analyses using Galaxy
  • Variant call and SNP analyses

The course will begin at 9.00 am on Monday November 18 and conclude on Thursday November 21st. An optional additional day (Friday) will give the  participants an opportunity to practice more in depth with any of the topics above according to their specific interest.

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The course targets researchers, post-doctoral and PhD students, preferably from developing and emerging countries who want to learn about the state-of-the-art on bioinformatics applied to the musa genome and willing to carry out their own analysis.

Registration procedures

This training is limited to 15 participants. The selection panel will decide of the final list of participants. Applications must be submitted with a cover letter explaining why this training course is important for their research project and a supporting letter from their advisor/supervisor for students.

There is no course fee. Accommodation is available at a nearby hotel for approximately $90 per night. Partial or complete support for travel and living expenses will be considered upon request.

Important dates:

Deadline for applications: October 4th 2013
Notification of acceptance: October 11th 2013
Course date: November 18-22 2013


Nicolas Roux  (Bioversity) , Chris Town  (JCVI) , Angélique D’hont  (CIRAD) , Mathieu Rouard (Bioversity), Stéphanie Bocs  (CIRAD)

Contacts for information:

Mathieu Rouard, Bioversity (m.rouard(at)
Stéphanie Bocs, CIRAD (s.bocs(at)

Please send your application to Mathieu Rouard (m.rouard(at) with cc Silvia Araujo de Lima, Silvia (s.delima(at)

This training is supported by