Pan African Bioinformatics Network for H3Africa

Announcement and Call for Application to the EMBO practical Course on "Bioinformatics and Genomes Analyses" - Athens, Greece 5th - 17th May, 2014

The main objectives of this Practical Course are to strengthen skills
of PhD students and young researchers in the domain of Bioinformatics
and Genome Data Analyses on the use of advanced fundamental algorithms
and their applications in genome studies.

The course topics will include theoretical and practical aspects in:
- Genomes comparisons,
- Evolutionary analyses (orthologs, paralogs and ancestral genomes
- RNAseq and Next Generation Sequencing (including algorithms, methods
and sequence mapping tools, data analyses and applications).

The course programme will be centred on theoretical presentations
followed by practical sessions. Practical sessions in a Linux
environment will involve Unix shell and Perl scripting. Participants
are assumed to be familiar with this environment.

A series of lectures delivered by prominent scientists on recent hot
topics in genome (Giant Viruses, Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes) studies will
be included in the programme and future research perspectives will be

The topics that will be included in the course programme are similar
to those included in previously organized courses:http://www.pasteur.fr/~tekaia/BGA_courses.html

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.

Detailed indications are available on the course web site: http://events.embo.org/14-comparative-genomics/index.html

Candidates are advised to complete carefully the application form,
together with an abstract of at least one of their running projects, a
"one-page CV" and a personal Identity Picture (Photo).

The application deadline is March 14, 2014.

The organizers:
Menelaos Manoussakis, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece.
Evdokia Karagouni, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens - Greece.
Evie Melanitou,  Institut Pasteur Paris - France.
Fredj Tekaia ( Institut Pasteur Paris France)
URL: http://www.pasteur.fr/~tekaia/BGA_courses.html