Thank you for forwarding this course announcement and call for
application to whom it may be of interest:
Announcement and Call for Application to the EMBO practical Course on
"Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analyses"
(http://events.embo.org/12-comparative-genomics/index.html) that will
take place in the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples - Italy, 7
19 May, 2012.
The main objective of this intensive course is to strengthen
capacities of Phd students and young scientists, in Bioinformatics
and large-scale genome data analyses skills.
The course will focus on reviews on advanced fundamental algorithms
and methods used in Bioinformatics and their applications in genome
The course topics will include among others, theoretical and
practical aspects in: large-scale genome comparisons, evolutionary
analyses, sequence and genome alignments, Methods for reapeats
detection in genomes sequences, orthologs prediction and
classification, Genome data visualization, Methods and tools used in
the analyses of data obtained by Next Generation Sequencing
technologies as well as in the analyses of gene expression data and
Practical sessions in a Linux environment will involve Unix and Perl
Participants are expected to be familiar with this environment.
The topics that will be included in the course programme are similar
to those included in previously organized courses: http://
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 (abstract) and on expressed motivations.
Selected students will have free accommodation and meals and are
expected to contribute with 400 euros and to pay for their travel
All participants (students and invited speakers) will stay in the
Detailed indications are available on the course web site: http://
Candidates are advised to complete carefully the application form,
together with a "one-page CV" and a personal Identity Picture (Photo).
The application deadline is March 30, 2012.
With our best regards
Giuseppe D'Onofrio (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples - Italy)
Fredj Tekaia (Institut Pasteur Paris, France)