Topics and teachers

The course will consist of lectures, tutorials and computer-based exercises on the following subjects.

  • Genomics - next generation sequencing, database searching, advanced skills in data handling and bioinformatics
  • Population genomics - diversity, structure, connectivity and gene flow, population dynamics, adaptive variation
  • Environmental genomics - environment, genome interactions, ecogenomics, metagenomics and metagenetics
  • Functional genomics - genome structure, molecular evolution at the functional level, genomic architecture, functional networks
  • Comparative genomics - whole genome comparisons, concatenated phylogenies, genome organization, annotating genomic information, co-evolution

Lectures and discussions on applications, a simulation exercise, site visit and local excursion are scheduled.


Preliminary schedule 


Week 1 – Salle 1 Hôtel de France     



5 June

Introduction to the course
Introduction to the world of genomics
Introduction to the Computer Lab
Student presentations

Filip Volckaert ,
 Jonas Collén &
Daniel Vaulot

6 June

Population genomics: structure and connectivity

Filip Volckaert  

7 June

Genotyping by sequencing

Erica Leder

8 June

Population genomics of adaptation (Preliminary)

Nicola Barson

9 June

Population genomics of marine invasions - NEW

Frédérique Viard & Sarah Bouchemousse

10 June

Integrated exercise

Filip Volckaert

11 June

Day off & excursion




Week 2 – Salle 3 Hôtel de France



12 June

Comparative genomics of macro-algae:
genomics and transcriptomics

Jonas Collén

13 June

Detecting selection at the sequence level

Mathias Wegner

14 June

Using contemporary marker gene sequencing approaches in biodiversity research

Simon Creer

15 June

Metabarcoding of marine microbes

Daniel Vaulot

16 June

Using genomics to investigate cospeciation and lateral gene transfer in symbiotic systems

Yves Desdevises



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