Summer School: Marine Ecological & Environmental Genomics (MEEG, 12th edition)

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General information

Once again, the summer course on Marine Ecological & Environmental Genomics (12th edition) will take place at the Station Biologique de Roscoff (France), from June 13th to June 24th 2016.


Marine genomics knowledge is crucial for understanding the marine environment and for an efficient use of its resources. State of the art NGS methods have revolutionized the field, spawning applications in basic research and environmental management. The course will give insight into population, environmental, biodiversity, comparative, evolutionary and functional genomics through lectures, case studies and computer labs. 

Target group 

Advanced PhD students (at least in their second year) and junior postdocs with a solid knowledge in marine ecological and environmental genomics, phylogenetics and/or population genetics.


The 12th edition of the MEEG Summer Course is sponsored by EuroMarine, the European marine science network ( and EMBRC-France (, the French node of the European Marine Bioresources Center (


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.

Organizing commitee

Nic Blouin, Univ. Rhode Island, USA
Sarah Bourlat, Univ. Gothenburg, SE
Jonas Collén, SB-Roscoff, FR
Damien Guiffant, SB-Roscoff, FR
Matthias Obst, Univ. Gothenburg, SE
Nathalie Turque, OO-Banyuls, FR
Daniel Vaulot, SB-Roscoff, FR
Filip Volckaert, Univ. Leuven, BE


Contact Person: meeg 2016 (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0512 - Biotechnology", "0521 - Ecology


Venue: Station Biologique de Roscoff
Roscoff, France


Open from
25 Feb 2016 to 31 Mar 2016


Costs, course, accommodation and meals 

There is no course fee; the fee is paid by the sponsors EuroMarine and EMBRC-France and includes a welcome reception and farewell dinner.

All participants pay their own travel to Roscoff, their accomodations (16 € per night - on site accomodations) and meals during the course.

Participants can take lunch and dinner either at the canteen (Gulf Stream - 6,70 € - recommended) or self-cater.

Application Procedure:

Applications have to be completed before Thursday, March 31st  2016 - 8.00am CET. No application will be considered after this deadline. Selected students will be informed on April 7th.

Go to:

First step

Click on "Registration" on the left menu. Follow the instructions to create an account. In parallel, you will receive an email to confirm your account set up. On the "Registration" webpage, continue to fill in the fields. Most of them are mandatory.Please note that you won't be able to modify information after submission. We recommend you to prepare your submission in a separate document before starting the process.

Second step

This step is absolutely required to validate your application. Applications won't be considered without the applicant's Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and support letters.
Following your application, you will receive a confirmation email.

Then, you will be able to submit your Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages), a cover letter listing your motivations (1 page) and a recommendation letter from one of your past or present advisors. You are kindly request to group everything in a single pdf file and your name should be in the file name.

>> My Space (on the left menu) >> Submissions >> Submit

  1. Give a title to your submission; it must include your name (as the file's name).
  2. On the Author tab, just fill in Name and Firstname fields. Do not consider the others. Then click on "add a new affiliation" and just fill in Name and Country fields.
  3. On the File tab, upload your file (.pdf file) in the main file section.
  4. Finalize your submission.

We strongly recommend to do this second step immediately after the first one.

This step is absolutely required to validate your application. 
Applications won't be considered without the applicant's Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and support letters.


Academic level: PhD

Qualification: Master of Science
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