[Taxacom] Next Generation Plant Ecology and Evolution Workshop - final chance to register

Alex Twyford A.Twyford at rbge.ac.uk
Tue Sep 20 12:23:18 CDT 2011

Dear all,

There are still some places left for the Next Generation Plant Ecology and Evolution workshop, which will take place at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on the 18th and 19th October. Registration is only £40 (student) or £50 (non-student). The workshop will include an introductory session on next generation sequencing and bioinformatics, so it should be accessible to everyone with a knowledge of the current methods. We hope that all the places will be filled by Thursday 22nd September.

Please see the website below to register:

Sessions include how to use next generation sequencing to:

Estimate gene flow and population level genetic differentiation (Leader: Rémy Petit)
Understand adaptation and fitness (Leader: Michael Arnold, University of Georgia)
Sample diversity of environmental samples (Leader: Eric Coissac, Université Joseph Fourier)
Obtain the genes for a specified phenotype (Leader: Ian Baldwin, Max Planck Institute)
Generate more informative phylogenetic markers (Leader: Mark Chase, Royal Botanic Garden Kew)
Understand the genetic changes of speciation (Leader: Pam Soltis, University of Florida)

Keynote speakers:

Christian Lexer (University of Fribourg)
Douglas Soltis (University of Florida)

Best wishes,
Alex Twyford

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a Charity registered in Scotland (No SC007983)

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