Dear AGI Members,

We are pleased to inform you that applications for the upcoming
EMBO Practical Course “Population Genomics: background and tools”
are now open!

The course will take place on 13-19 March 2023 in the outstanding island of Procida (Naples, Italy).

One grant of 500 EUR covering the registration fee of one student/post-doc who is an AGI member or works in a lab in which the PI is an AGI member will be awarded by AGI to a successful candidate.

IMPORTANT DATES for this Course:

  • Registration and abstract submission deadline: 3 January 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: 12 January 2023
  • Payment deadline: 25 January 2023

Full details, including the course programme, invited speakers and the application form, are available at:

In this EMBO Practical Course, participants will learn fundamental concepts and advanced approaches to reconstruct the demographic history of populations and infer natural selection, using both classic and machine learning-based techniques. Participants will also learn the essential and advanced programming skills required to run the analyses related to the concept presented, with a special focus on machine learning. Keynote lectures focused on major achievements and future perspectives of population genomics will complement the training. Lectures and practicals are delivered by experienced outstanding and inspiring speakers. We expect participants to become fully confident in running analyses on their own after attending the course.

This course aims at evolutionary biologists who already have basic bioinformatics skills. Good knowledge of R is a pre-requisite and knowledge of Python is a plus. Ph.D. students and Postdoc researchers will benefit the most out of this course, but applications from all candidates will be evaluated in their context.

EMBO Practical Course “Population Genomics: background and tools”

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