Thank you for forwarding this announcement and last call for
application to whom it may be of interest:
Practical Course on "Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analyses"
(http://www.pasteur.fr/~tekaia/BCGA2013.html): University of La
Reunion, Saint-Denis - France, 6 18 May, 2013.
The course will be organized within the frame of Run-Emerge
objectives in order to train in La Réunion local, regional and
international young scientists and PHD students in Bioinformatics and
The course will focus on reviews on advanced fundamental algorithms
and methods used in Bioinformatics and their applications in genome
The course will involve genome comparisons, evolutionary analyses,
phylogenomics and statistical methods needed in RNAiseq data analyses
and Next Generation sequencing methods. The course program includes a
series of lectures related to recent hot topics in Bioinformatics and
Practical sessions in a Linux environment will involve Unix and Perl
scripting. Participants are expected to be familiar with this
The course is aimed at motivated Ph.D students and Post-Doctoral
Researchers in Academic Institutions, with background in Mathematics,
Statistics, Biology or Computer Science and who are involved in
Bioinformatics and Genomes studies.
Selection of participants will be based on their background, running
research projects and on expressed motivations.
Selected academic students will have free accommodation and meals and
are expected to pay for their travel expenses. Selected students from
the south western Indian Ocean region will be offered transport grants.
Candidates are advised to complete carefully the application form
together with a "one-page CV" (see: http://www.pasteur.fr/~tekaia/
BCGA2013.html to download the application form).
The application deadline is March 30, 2013 (European time) and the
selected list of participants will be available by April 6, 2013.
With our best wishes.
Pablo Tortosa, Universite de la Reunion, Saint-Denis France
Koussay Dellagi, CRVOI, Saint-Denis, France
Fredj Tekaia (Institut Pasteur Paris, France)