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From 15 Jun 2015 until 19 Jun 2015 - CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal

From June 15 to 19, CIBIO-InBIO will host a Genomics Week, taking place at Vairão Campus. The programme for this week includes:

  • on June 15-17, the advanced course "Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS): principles, approaches and applications[Registration required]; and
  • on June 18-19, a "Genomics Seminar” [No registration required].


June 15-17, 2015 | Room 2 - Vairão Campus

This course aims to give attendees a broad overview of Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS), including the principles of how data are obtained by the various different approaches, and their advantages and disadvantages. There will be a question and answer session to help determine the right approach for different study systems or special cases, such as degraded DNA. There will also be practical data-analysis sessions, where attendees will be guided through example data processing with various analysis tools.

Click here to see the PROGRAMME for this course.



Thomas White, Lancaster University, UK
Jeremy Searle, Cornell University, USA 

The course will be open to a maximum number of 20 participants.
Priority will be given to:

  1. 1st year PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Programme;
  2. Other BIODIV PhD students;
  3. PhD students attending other courses;
  4. Other candidates.


Registration deadline: June 4, 2015.
Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | Registration fee for other participants: € 100,00.
To register, please send an e-mail accompanied by your CV to Maria Sant’Ana at Please refer your status (PhD student, MSc Student, Other) and the University to which you are affiliated.


Participants are required to bring their own computer. MS Windows users should download and install Putty software (available here).



June 18-19, 2015 | Auditorium - Vairão Campus 

During this two-day seminar, five major topics in genomics research will be covered:

  1. Environmental Genomics;
  2. Phylogenomics;
  3. Conservation/Population Genomics;
  4. AgriGenomics;
  5. One Health Genomics.



Thursday, June 18 2015 

Morning session

10.15h Opening of the Genomics Seminar days

Environmental Genomics

10.30h Gary F. McCracken, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, USA
              "Nature’s option values: field, molecular and modeling approaches to the ecosystem services of bats”

               Click here to watch the video of this seminar. 

11.30h Elizabeth Clare, Queen Mary University of London – School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, UK
              "Untangling the tangled bank: lessons in the genetic analysis of food webs”

               Click here to watch the video of this seminar.

12.30h Lunch break

Afternoon session

Environmental Genomics

14.00h Michael Monaghan, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), and Berlin Center for Genomics in

              Biodiversity Research (BeGenDiv), Germany
             "Environmental genomics and the study of freshwater biodiversity”

             Click here to watch the video of this seminar.


15.00h David Posada, Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology School of Biology, University of Vigo, Spain
             "Estimating species history in the genomics era”

              Click here to watch the video of this seminar.

16.00h Coffee break

Conservation/Population Genomics

16.30h Thomas White, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK
             "Adaptive evolution in an ongoing range expansion: the bank vole in Ireland"

             Click here to watch the video of this seminar.


Friday, June 19 2015

Morning session


10.00h Mogens Sandø LundDepartment of Molecular Biology and Genetics - Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics,

              Aarhus University, Denmark

             "Predicting genetic merit using genome wide markers and WGS information"

             Click here to watch the video of this seminar.

One Health Genomics

11.00h Arnab Pain, Pathogen Genomics, Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division,

              King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

              "The making of an obligate intracellular parasite: a genomics perspective"

              Click here to watch the video of this seminar. 


Participation in this seminar is free and the number of attendees is limited to the capacity of the auditorium.






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