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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analyses Course

Practical Course on "Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analyses"
(http://www.pasteur.fr/~tekaia/BCGA2013.html): University of La Reunion, Saint-Denis - France, 6 – 18 May, 2013.

The course will be organized within the frame of Run-Emerge objectives in order to train in La RĂ©union local, regional and international young scientists and PHD students in Bioinformatics and Genomics.
The course will focus on reviews on advanced fundamental algorithms and methods used in Bioinformatics and their applications in genome studies.
The course will involve genome comparisons, evolutionary analyses, phylogenomics and statistical methods needed in RNAiseq data analyses and Next Generation sequencing methods. The course program includes a series of lectures related to recent hot topics in Bioinformatics and Genome studies.
Practical sessions in a Linux environment will involve Unix and Perl scripting. Participants are expected to be familiar with this environment.
(Final programme:http://www.pasteur.fr/~tekaia/BCGA2012/BCGA2013_Prog.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 expressed motivations.
Selected academic students will have free accommodation and meals and are expected to pay for their travel expenses. Selected students from the south western Indian Ocean region will be offered transport grants.

Candidates are advised to complete carefully the application form together with a "one-page CV" (see: http://www.pasteur.fr/~tekaia/BCGA2013.html to download the application form).

The application deadline is March 30, 2013 (European time) and the selected list of participants will be available by April 6, 2013.

With our best wishes.

The organizers:
Pablo Tortosa, Universite de la Reunion, Saint-Denis – France
Koussay Dellagi, CRVOI, Saint-Denis, France
Fredj Tekaia (Institut Pasteur Paris, France)
URL: http://www.pasteur.fr/~tekaia/BGA_courses.html
URL: http://www.pasteur.fr/~tekaia/BCGA2013.html

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