Workshop in Marine Genomics

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WORKSHOP IN MARINE GENOMICS - Guest speaker J. Mark Cock (Roscoff Marine Station). Mark obtained his PhD from Leeds University in 1985 and worked during his early career on several aspects of terrestrial plant biology including nitrogen metabolism, nodulation and self-incompatibility. In 2002, Mark moved to the Station Biologique de Roscoff (France) where he initiated a project aimed at developing the filamentous brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus as a genetic model species for the phaeophyceae. Mark applies genetic and genomic approaches to identify key regulators of developmental processes, such  as life cycle regulation and sex determination, and to dissect the regulatory pathways.

DESCRIPTION: Learn the theory and practice of Marine Genomics through specialist tuition and hands-on practical exercises. The course details all aspects of the  genomic analysis of marine organisms, and requires no previous specialist  knowledge. Participants will take part in seminar-style sessions, with theory interspersed with computational exercises and one-to-one tuition. See the programme below for details.

FORMAT: 3-day workshop consisting of lectures, and hands-on practical sessions on computers. Participants will use computational equipment provided by the workshop, but may also wish to bring laptops. The course is equivalent to 3 European ECTS credits.


Contact Person: Gareth Pearson (


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0511 - Biology", "0512 - Biotechnology


Venue: Centro de Ciências do Mar - CCMAR
Faro, Portugal

Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro


Open from
2 May 2016 to 31 Jul 2016


REGISTRATION FEE: Early-bird 200€ (only 5 places available) thereafter 270€.
Registration includes cost of Welcoming Buffet and Closing Gala Dinner.
Registration does not include travel and lodging. Faro has an international  airport located 4 km from the Gambelas Campus of the University of the Algarve  where the course will take place.

SCHOLARSHIPS: At least 2 scholarships to cover registration fees will be awarded to PhD students; applicants should send a motivational letter and proof of student status.

ACCOMMODATION: Recommended: Hotel Aeromar at the Faro beach has temporarily reserved 8 double rooms that must be reserved by May 31 at the latest - after  that date they will not save the rooms. These 8 rooms cost 62,5 euros (single occupancy) or 80 euros (double occupancy), including breakfast. Special price for CCMAR-UAlg. Additional accommodation is available at the beach and in Faro city centre. A workshop-provided minibus service will run between the beach, Faro city centre, and campus.

Application Procedure:

HOW TO APPLY: Applications in the form of a CV should be sent to no later than 31st July 2016. Applicants will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis.


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