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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

EMBO practical course on Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analysis (Institut Pasteur Paris, France, June 27 - July 9, 2011.

Announcement and Call for Application to the EMBO practical Course on "Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analysis" (http://cwp.embo.org/pc11-09/index.html) that will take place in the Institut Pasteur Paris, France, June 27 – July 9, 2011.
The main objective of this intensive course is to strengthen capacities of Phd students and young scientists, in Bioinformatics and large-scale genome data analyses skills.

The course will focus on reviews on advanced fundamental algorithms and methods used in Bioinformatics and their applications in genome studies. The course topics will include theoretical and practical aspects in: large-scale genome comparisons, evolutionary analyses, sequence and genome alignments, orthologs prediction and classification, Genome data visualization and statistical methods needed in Genome Wide Association Studies.
Practical sessions in a Linux environment will involve Unix and Perl scripting.
Participants are expected to be familiar with this environment.

The topics that will be included in the course programme are similar to those included in previously organized courses: http://www.pasteur.fr/~tekaia/BGA_courses.html

The course is aimed at motivated Ph.D students and Post-Doctoral Researchers in Academic Institutions, with background in Mathematics, Statistics, Biology or Computer Science and who are involved in Bioinformatics and Genomes studies.

Selection of participants will be based on their background, running research projects and on their expressed motivations.
Selected students will have free accommodation and meals and are expected to contribute with 300 euros and to pay for their travel expenses.
All participants (students and invited speakers) will stay in the same hotel.
Details are available on the course web site: http://cwp.embo.org/pc11-09/index.html

Candidates are advised to complete carefully the application form, together with a one-page CV and a personal Identity Picture (Photo).

The deadline application is April 30, 2011.

Fredj Tekaia (Institut Pasteur Paris, France)
URL: http://www.pasteur.fr/~tekaia/BGA_courses.html
URL: http://cwp.embo.org/pc11-09/index.html

Contact Person: Fredj Tekaia (tekaia@pasteur.fr)