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Announcement and Call for Application to the EMBO practical Course on
"Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analysis"
(http://cwp.embo.org/pc11-09/index.html) that will take place in the
Institut Pasteur Paris, France, June 27 July 9, 2011.
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 theoretical and practical aspects in:
large-scale genome comparisons, evolutionary analyses, sequence and
genome alignments, Methods
for repeats detection in genomes sequences, orthologs prediction and
classification, Genome data visualization and statistical methods
needed in Genome Wide Association Studies.
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 and on their expressed motivations.
Selected students will have free accommodation and meals and are
expected to contribute with 300 euros and to pay for their travel
All participants (students and invited speakers) will stay in the
Details are available on the course web site: http://cwp.embo.org/
Candidates are advised to complete carefully the application form,
together with a "one-page CV" and a personal Identity Picture (Photo).
The deadline for application is April 30, 2011.
Fredj Tekaia (Institut Pasteur Paris, France)