2nd Genomics of Disease in Wildlife Workshop

Submitted by jhall on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:19

Workshop Dates: June 3-9, 2018

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

Venue: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Wildlife biodiversity can be drastically affected by the outbreak and transmission of disease pathogens in both natural habitats and ex situ populations. Recent technological advances in genomic sciences and increasingly affordable Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assay costs have coalesced to result in powerful tools to monitor, detect, and reconstruct the past, present and future role of pathogens within wildlife biodiversity.  This 2nd annual ‘Genomics of Disease in Wildlife’ workshop will provide hands-on training for researchers seeking to incorporate genomic data into their wildlife disease related projects.  The course will be taught by a core group of experts in genome data analyses along with invited pre-eminent scientists researching host-pathogen genomics in wildlife.

The workshop will provide intensive computer training and hands-on analyses of ‘real world’ genomic data of both host and pathogen including:

  • Genome Assembly

  • Multiple Sequence Alignments

  • Phylogenetic Reconstruction

  • Adaptation and Selection

  • Population Genomics

  • Targeted Variant Identification

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