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.
- 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.
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.
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)
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