• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
THE ARCHAEOGENOMICS OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS
May 11-15, 2020 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal
2020-05-11
 

 

It is now generally agreed that diachronic genetic studies are required in order to infer the origins and evolutionary trajectories of domestic animals. Data spanning long time scales from zooarchaeological specimens allow the investigation of genetic variation within populations over time. Analysis of ancient DNA opens a direct window into the past for reconstruction of the genetic history of animal populations.


The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the most recent Archaeogenomics findings on the origin and evolution of domestic animals. It will also cover some of the recommended bioinformatics tools and methods for the study of ancient DNA genomics data. There will be hands-on sessions, including bioinformatics on how to filter, infer damage patterns and authenticate next-generation-sequencing data obtained from archaeological specimens, as well as on population genomics. One invited speaker in Archaeogenomics will also contribute to the course.


At the end of the course students should understand the importance of including genomic data concerning past populations to make evolutionary inferences, as well as get familiar with the challenges and peculiarities of ancient DNA analysis.


Topics that will be discussed:
- Animal evolution and population dynamics
- Phylochronological studies
- Domestication events
- Livestock improvement
- Zooarchaeology: radiocarbon dating, isotope analysis and osteometry
- Population Genomics

- Ancient DNA data analysis

 

PROGRAMME

May 11

10:00-10:30 – Course Introduction
10:30-11:30 – Zooarchaeology of domestic animals | S Davis
12:00-13:00 – Hands-on Zooarchaeology | S Davis
14:00-16:00 – Hands-on Zooarchaeology | S Davis
16:30-17:30 – The origin and subsequent evolution of the dog | AE Pires
17:30-18:00 – Art & Science: Digital animation – “The Muge dog – a pre-historic friend” | AE Pires

 

May 12
09:30-11:30 – Recap (30 min). Archaeobotany of domesticated plants | J Tereso
12:00-13:00 - Hands-on Archaeobotany | J Tereso
14:00-16:00 – Genomic studies on aurochs and their domestic counterparts | C Ginja
16:30-18:00 – Hands-on Geoarchaeology | A Costa, S Gabriel, AE Pires

 

May 13
09:30-11:30 - Recap (30 min). Demography and Approximate Bayesian Simulation | L Chikhi
12:00-13:00 - Hands-on Population demography | L Chikhi
14:00-16:00 - Hands-on Population demography | L Chikhi
Coffee break
16:30-18:00 - Hands-on Population demography | L Chikhi

 

May 14
09:30-11:30 - Recap (30 min). Low-cost high-throughput metabarcoding for degraded samples | S Guimarães
12:00-13:00 - Hands-on Archaeogenomics data analysis | C Ottoni
14:00-16:00 - Hands-on Archaeogenomics data analysis | C Ottoni
16:30-18:00 - Hands-on Archaeogenomics data analysis | C Ottoni

 

May 15
09:30-11:30 - Recap (30 min). Hands-on Archaeogenomics data analysis | C Ottoni
12:00-13:00 - Concluding session and evaluation. General conclusions.
15:30-16:30 - Senior seminar in Biodiversity & Evolution (open to the scientific community) - Oral microbiomes from the past: reconstructing health, diet and lifestyles through dental calculus analysis - C Ottoni

 

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Catarina Ginja - CIBIO-InBIO | ARCHGEN

Sílvia Guimarães - CIBIO-InBIO | ARCHGEN
Ana Elisabete Pires - LARC-DGPC and CIBIO-InBIO | ARCHGEN
Simon Davis - LARC-DGPC and CIBIO-InBIO | ENVARCH
Sónia Gabriel - LARC-DGPC
Ana Costa - LARC-DGPC
João Tereso - CIBIO-InBIO | ENVARCH
Claudio Ottoni - University of Rome
Lounés Chikhi - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

 

INTENDED AUDIENCE
The course will be open to a maximum number of 20 participants.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA
75% of available student slots are reserved for BIODIV students.
Priority will be given to:
• 1st year and other PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
• PhD students attending other courses;
• Other post-graduate students and researchers.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Participants are advised to bring their own laptop
All sessions will be in English.

 

REGISTRATION
Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | 95 € (students) | 200 € (other participants). CIBIO-InBIO members will have an additional discount of 20%.

 

To apply, please fill in the form available HERE.

 

Registration deadline: March 13, 2020
All applicants will be notified whether they are accept by March 18, 2020

 

 

Please note that new rules apply for all BIODIV students.