Introductory Population Genomics: From Data to Inference


29 June - 3 July  2020


This course will be held online in response to the coronavirus outbreak

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.



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.



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



  Dr. Martin Ian Taylor

  Dr. Lewis G. Spurgin




Cost overview

Package 1                                                                            530 € (VAT included)


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Registration deadline: 18th April 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.