segunda-feira, 25 de agosto de 2014

Curso de Programação para Biologia Evolutiva

Divulga-se o seguinte curso de Programação para Biologia Evolutiva, co-organizado pelo Doutor Rui Faria, investigador do CIBIO-InBIO. Este evento já vai na sua 4ª edição e é reconhecido internacionalmente.
Agradece-se divulgação.

Course on Programming for Evolutionary Biology
When: November 24th - December 12th 2014
Location: Bogota, Colombia; Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Application deadline: August 30th 2014
For the first time, this course is going to take place in the Americas. It is closely modeled after our successfully established course in Leipzig, Germany.
Detailed information about the course content and how to apply:
“Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution” (Dobzhansky, 1973). Today, evolutionary biology often involves the analysis of an unprecedented amount of information and supports many other disciplines, such as medicine (evolutionary medicine), behavioural biology (evolutionary psychology), ecology, and information transfer.
Scientists have to analyze large datasets, which requires computational programming skills to design and apply own ideas into customized algorithms.
In this intensive 3 weeks course, students will learn how to survive in a Linux environment, get hands-on experience in two widely used programming languages (Perl and R), and statistical data analysis. The classes will be given by experts in the field and consist of lectures and exercises with the computer. The aim of the course is to provide the students with the necessary background and skills to perform computational analyses with a focus on solving research questions related to genomics and evolution. The philosophy of the course will be “learning by doing”, which means that the computational skills will be taught using examples and real data from evolutionary biology for the exercises. During the course, students will also propose projects of their own interest and perform them as final projects in small groups under the supervision of a teaching assistant. This summer school is open for students from all countries and targeted toward PhD students and postdocs of evolutionary biology or related research fields with no or little programming experience who want to become proficient in computational evolutionary biology in a couple of weeks.
The course takes place at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

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