Conservation Genomics


26-30 October 2020


Free University (FU) Berlin



 This course is intended for students and researchers interested in practical tools for applying genomics to applied conservation research. The course will focus on three uses of genomics for applied conservation: Taxonomic description, population structure, and historical demography and inbreeding. The instructors will also introduce basic tools for handling next generation data and data manipulation and analysis in R. Each application will be presented in a case study lecture followed by practical sessions to provide hands-on examples of data analysis. The overall goal is to provide examples and tools for students to use genomic data for questions in applied conservation.



Target audience and assumed background


The course is aimed at students and researchers of conservation biology and genetics who are planning to, or have started to use, genomic tools. Participants should be familiar with basic aspects of working with command line on Linux or Unix systems, and manipulating basic data structures and writing scripts in R. Participants should also be generally familiar with next-generation sequencing technologies. Finally, the course will be more useful for participants that possess at least basic knowledge of population genetics and its applications in conservation biology. Recommended reading will be distributed to provide background to the methods and case studies.




Monday – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30

Population Genomics theory and applications: Using genomics across the hierarchy of conservation, from populations to species.



Introduction to genetic data manipulation in R


Basic introduction to Linux and NGS data handling





Dr. Phillip A. Morin





COst overview

Package 1

This includes course material and coffee breaks 



Package 2

This includes course material, coffee breaks, lunches and accommodation.



  530 €

  880 €

Please click HERE to get all the information about our packages.



Registration deadline: 20th September 2020

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.