Introductory Population Genomics: From Data to Inference

Dates

12-16 November 2018

WHERE

Institut de Biologie Intégrative et des Systèmes (IBIS)
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand
1030, Avenue de la Médecine
Room 1210 (Hydro-Québec Room)
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Canada

Course Overview

Next generation sequencing has revolutionized evolutionary biology allowing unprecedented resolution and insight into evolutionary questions that appeared intractable only a few years ago. The course will cover the basics of population genomic analysis from SNP data onwards and will cover the key analyses that may be required to successfully analyze a population genetic data set. The course will NOT cover steps prior to generation of a .vcf file or SNP data set such as NGS data demultiplexing, clustering and SNP calling (This is covered in detail in the Introduction to RADseq course).  This course will introduce Linux and the command line environment, basic perl and python usage, file conversions and manipulation, population structure and differentiation in R, outlier analysis, landscape / seascape genomics and introgression. Having completed the course, students should have a good understanding of the software and methods available for population genomic analysis and be competent in population genomic analysis.

Targeted audience & ASSUMED BACKGROUND

This workshop is aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers who are interested in using population genomic tools in their research. No previous experience of bioinformatics is required, but an underpinning in evolutionary biology and basic population genetics concepts such as Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium and FST are desirable. The course will use a range of software including the Linux operating system and R.

 

TEACHING FORMAT

The workshop is delivered over ten half-day sessions (see the detailed curriculum below). Each session consists of a combination of lectures  and practical exercises, with breaks at the organisers’ discretion. There will also be time for students to discuss their own problems and data.

 

Program

Classes from 9:30 to 17:30

 

Session 1 - Introduction to Linux and the command line (Dr. Martin Taylor)

 

-       Installation of required software

 

-       Introduction to linux operating system

 

-       Working on the command line. Basic bash shell commands and navigation.

 

-       Introduction to Perl and Python

 

Eric Normandeau (Laval University)

COst overview

Package 1

 COURSE + Lunch + REFRESHMENTS

IBIS  and RAQ Members

COURSE +  REFRESHMENTS

 

  580 € (approx. $916.51 CAD)


Registration deadline: 10th October 2018.

Cancellation Policy:

 

 

 

> 30  days before the start date = 30% cancellation fee

 

< 30 days before the start date= No Refund.

 

 

 

Physalia-courses cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.