The landscape of exponentially increasing amount of genome data was recently enriched by additional knowledge of previously unknown regulatory systems (i.e snRNA and non-coding RNAs).

In this context the main objectives of the EMBO Practical Course are to strengthen skills of PhD students and young researchers in the domain of Bioinformatics and Genome Data Analyses on the use of advanced fundamental algorithms and their applications in genome studies.

The course topics will include theoretical and practical aspects in:

  • Genomes comparisons,
  • Evolutionary analyses (orthologs, paralogs and ancestral genomes inference),
  • RNAseq and Next Generation Sequencing (including algorithms, methods and sequence mapping tools, data analyses and applications).

The course programme will be centred on theoretical presentations followed by practical sessions.
Practical sessions in a Linux environment will involve Unix shell and Perl scripting. Participants are assumed to be familiar with this environment.

A series of lectures delivered by prominent scientists on recent hot topics in genome (Viruses, Bacteria, Eukaryotes) studies will be included in the programme and future research perspectives will be highlighted.

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Who can attend the course?
The course is aimed at motivated Phd students and young researchers in academic Institutions with background in Mathematics, Statistics, Computing and/or Biology who are involved in Bioinformatics and Genome Analyses projects. The course is intense and active participation is expected.





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